My Cookbook Collection
Part of it!One of the things I get great pleasure out of is cooking. I like trying new ingredients and new recipes. I am not one to create my own recipes, but I will change recipes to suit my tastes, omitting or adding ingredients at whim. It drives my husband crazy when he helps me in the kitchen.
In addition to my love of cooking, I love cookbooks! Currently, I have around 130 (or more?) cookbooks in my collection. They range from basic (Better Homes & Gardens, Fannie Farmer, Joy of Cooking) to world cuisines (Cuisines of Mexico, Thai Cooking, Chinese Technique) to various community and fundraising type cookbooks and just about everything in between.
I guess it shouldn't surprise anyone that I went to college and majored in Home Economics and continued my love of cooking.
Throughout my married life I would get cookbooks for gifts, scour garage sales and used bookstores for cooking treasures. I also, make use of my public library and check out cookbooks to read.
- The Centennial Cookbook from Trinity Lutheran Church, Onekema, Michigan (The church I was baptised in and the one many family members belong too. My aunts and cousins have quite a few recipes in it.)
- River Road Recipes: A cookbook from the Junior League of Baton Rouge, La. Lots of great southern and creole recipes.
- Eastern, Midwestern, Southern and Western Junior League Cookbooks, edited by Ann Seranne: A great collection of recipes from Junior Leagues around the country.
- Bernard Clayton, Jr.'s cookbooks Complete Book of Pastry, Complete Book of Breads and Complete Book of Soups and Stews: All great books of recipes.
If you need to know what an aebelskiver pan or a bain marie is, check out the section of images of antique cooking tools. Additionally, there is a glossary of cooking terms. I could spend hours reading this website.
So, whether you love cooking or have a historical interest in food, Feeding America is a great website.
Do you have family recipes or cookbooks that you love? Feel free to share them.