Sunday, May 15, 2005

Cookbook meme

I found out about this meme when getting my daily fix at Delicious: Days, and found out that this meme was started by Anthony of "Spiceblog". Thanks Anthony for a very good idea. So, without further ado, here are my photos and answers.
 1. Rationale behind what we're seeing
I have more cookbooks than this. Several are in boxes in the basement because the top floor is being renovated (while I still live here) and I have very little shelf space. Inside the black magazine folders on the bottom shelf of the photo on the right I have my partial collection of Canadian Living Magazine, which has a large food section. I love buying second hand cookbooks even more than new ones. It always gives me the feeling of getting a treasure that would otherwise be lost.
2. Most recommended
Mmmm! Tough call...Maybe Classic Cooking Step by Step, by Moyra Fraser. All the recipes I've cooked from this book have turned out fantastic. More importantly, the pictures are fabulous. It is the book I pick when I want to dream and drool.
3. Cookbook that made you what you were
Actually a Portuguese cookbook called O Livro de Pantagruel. It was first published in 1948 and my mom used it quite often. I just found out that it is still in print in Portugal and have ordered it. Isn't it wonderful to go back in time...?
4. Porniest cookbook
Difficult to say. I have three or four that fit that description.
5. Sophie's choice cookbook
The Fannie Farmer Boston Cookbook
6. If you were a cookbook what cookbook would you be?
I would say the same as #5.
7. If your cookbook were extremely valuable, so valuable you might hide it with other valuables, where would that place be?
The safety deposit box in the bank? Then I would have to have a photocopy of the whole book to be able to use it. Otherwise it would be useless and therefore not so valuable.

3 comments:

Elvira said...

Também adoro livros de culinária!

Mika said...

Fannie Farmer cookbook is a great choice. You are so right, second-hand books have a more lived-in feel...

Rick said...

Where is the cookbook you ordered from Portugal available. My son was an exchange student and we are looking for a vintage cookbook in Portuguese.