I haven't entered into Dom's Random Recipe challenge for a while but this month he is giving us
a chance to be nosey neighbours an easier task so I thought I'd definitely have time to join in. After viewing a few entries, I have to say I have been massively impressed with everyones cook book collections! So the task this month was to take a photo of your cookery book collection and share a story about it. These are the books we usually pick our random recipes from and it gives a little insight in our fellow bloggers worlds.
My collection of cookery books is not that impressive!
I only have 15.
I live with an English graduate and a complete lover of books. We have three bookshelves in our flat and I'm only allowed one shelf. Our whole house would be covered in built in wall to ceiling book shelves if he had his way!
As you can see the book shelves are pretty full. We even have some piled on the front - I don't like this - I have to admit I'm a neat freak.
I have resorted to a one in one out rule which has spurred many tiffs!
Our building has a great book swap down in the courtyard. It keeps me in tacky crime novels all year round, so my tube journeys go by with suspense and adventure, helping me ignore the heat and sweaty armpits!
The boy is always coming up stairs with am arm full of books exclaiming "look what I found?".
In my journey to keep the number of books down I try to use the internet for recipes as much as possible. This way I can can compare many different versions and read reviews which I find really useful. It's always great to know someone else has perfected a recipe for you! And with all the great food blogs out there we're spoiled for choice.
However I do think bakery books are beautiful. I genuinely will go to bed reading one, marking the pages of recipes I want to try and exclaiming at the pretty decorations. I am pretty good at restraining myself from buying books except when the Book People come to my office!
I don't know if you know who the book people are but they turn up at offices around London bearing lovely books. Tthey usually have a great selection of cookery books and at such reasonable prices I can't help it!
I predict that when I move somewhere larger my restraint will not last any more. I secretly can't wait!
Thanks for a great challenge Dom, I've loved peeking in to everyone's houses!
Happy reading all.