Over the last couple of years I have occasionally posted a recipe for my cooking through my collection series. I have really enjoyed that series and have often thought about posting more about my cookbook collection.
You see I have a rather large cookbook collection. See that bookshelf in the picture above. Yes, that one with all the books on it, those are all cookbooks. And I may or may not have a few more upstairs on another bookshelf.
I think I have a cookbook problem. A problem of collecting them anyway.
I will say that my collection has taken 20+ years to accumulate. Before I got married I bought two cookbooks and my collection has grown from there. Some I have bought new. Some have been given to me as gifts. Some of them are quite old and have been given to me by family members, and many I have picked up at used book stores and sales.
When you add that all up it equals at least 100 cookbooks, maybe more. I really have not counted them in a long time, but it is a lot.
I have read through many of my cookbooks. I love to read them like books. And I use my cookbooks, but not like I should for the amount I have. So, this year I am turning my cooking through my collection series into a weekly series. Each week I will feature a recipe from a different cookbook and I will give a brief review of the cookbook.
I am really excited about this new series. First of all it will force me to use my cookbooks more. Maybe encourage me is a better way to say it. Encourage always sounds better than forced.
I am also hoping it will help you all find some new recipes and cookbooks that you might love. Many of my cookbooks are newer and a few are from my favorite bloggers, so those will be fun to share about.
And because a lot of my collection contains older cookbooks, I am hoping to bring back some recipes that have been lost and forgotten. Recipes most people today know nothing about. So many recipes and cookbooks written today are complicated and more gourmet. My plan is to highlight some older recipes because so often those are simple, yet very budget and family friendly.
I have already made four recipes out of four different cookbooks, so I have a good start already on this series and can’t wait to share the first recipe next Monday. I hope it is a series you all will enjoy.
Now, please make me feel better and tell me that I am not the only one with a cookbook problem…… 🙂