It is no secret that I love cookbooks.
One of the ways that I have been adding to my cookbook collection is by using Swagbucks. I love swagbucks and have posted about it before.
You will not get rich by using Swagbucks, but it is a fun way to be able to purchase a few extra things here and there. My favorite thing to spend Swagbucks on is amazon gift cards, and my favorite thing to spend Amazon gift cards on is cookbooks.
My two most recent purchases using my Swagbucks were Julia Child cookbooks.
I own two of Julia Child’s other cookbooks, and I have checked many of her books out from the library. I have wanted to buy her two cookbooks on the Art of French Cooking for some time now and I finally bought them using Swagbucks.
For many years I thought these cookbooks were very gourmet and would not be something that I would use, but after checking them out from the library a few times, I realized that they are filled very helpful and useful information. They also contain many great and basic recipes.
These cookbooks teach you about food, techniques, and give you kitchen tips. They show you how you can really enjoy and love cooking. They give you a picture into the life of someone who was passionate about real food.
Yes, these cookbooks were published many years ago, but so much of the information and recipes are still relevant to today’s kitchen.
What do you think of Julia Child and her cookbooks?
I honestly don’t have a major opinion of Julia Child’s cookbooks, other than her “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” is on my short list. Do you feel that the second one is necessary – is it quite different from the first one? I have been toying with the idea of buying just the first one because of expense, but have wondered if I should wait until I can buy the set.
@Wendy, I agree, I like the first one a little better, so you might want to start with that one for now, and add the second one later on.
I forgot to ask – have you ever shared how you store your cookbooks? I tried looking through the archives and couldn’t find anything. I love cookbooks too and they are starting to take over!! lol – I’m always curious how other people store things that I own.
@Wendy, Cookbook storage is a bit of an issue for me. 🙂 I have blogged about how I organize recipes, but not how I store my cookbooks. Right now I have a bookcase in my dining room that I keep my most used cookbook in. Then I have another bookcase in a different room that I store the cookbooks that get less use. I would love to someday have them all in one place, but for now I do not have the room for that. I think storage is an issue for all cookbook lovers/collectors. 🙂
I love the Julia Child cookbooks. They have great basic information about techniques and foods. I bought mine at a used book store. They were in excellent condition and only $10 each (including the dustcovers).