What? I got rid of many of my cookbooks when we moved to this over-55 community with its tiny houses on the golf course. (Love it!) BUT NOW...the fever is coming baaaaack!
- I can blame BEVERLY for this new passion: BETTY CROCKER RECIPES. I see such wonderful and almost new looking BC books at thrift stores (I haunt) and gee. They so need me to adopt them! So, I do. What did Bev do to make me this way? She shared some of her childhood favorite recipes with me and you should have heard her. She should talk recipes professionally! She had my mouth watering! I grew up with Better Homes & Gardens, she grew up with BETTY. And her memories of the food are so SO wonderful... so BETTY it is for me now.
- And what the heck? I'm now into those Southern Living Annuals?? They are so gorgeous!! And can be had to SO LITTLE at thrift stores.... soooooooo....they are stacking up here at my new place.
I bought 12 books today.
Husband is away on one of his backpack trips...while the cats away...
Gosh it's fun to love cookbooks!! (OH, I picked up some used cooking magazines, too. So cheap once they are new anymore.)
Post by applecrisp1 on Oct 2, 2019 14:02:35 GMT -5
If I'm in a bookstore I can't just walk by the cookbooks. The the funny thing is that I've been trying to sell some of my cookbooks (and have already sold a few) and have donated some too. But I'm still tempted to get new ones (especially a book with great photos and layout). But then I think, I hardly use the cookbooks I have and have a zillion recipes on my laptop. And there is that thing called the internet.
Sometimes there are great deals on Kindle books on Amazon and I have to hold firm. Grrr, that newer SmittenKitchen book or the TwoPeasandtheirPod, Ina .... for just a few dollars. I need to move away from the computer....
BUT the big thing is that I don't want the clutter and I really don't have the room. I'm trying to empty that shelf not fill it up And why spend the $$ to have it just sit there. And that kind of goes for my Kindle too. I TRY not to cave!
I was visiting family and was looking thru their cookbook and only a Silver Palate and Arthur Schwartz's New York City Food caught my eye. That NY book will find its way into my suitcase. I grew up in NYC how could I not!
And I don't even have many cookbooks. I have less than 30. Also, my taste in cookbooks has changed over the years and/or some books I just don't like that much for whatever reason. I probably have at least 10 more that I would love to sell (no bites yet). I will likely just donate them in a few weeks (and a few one of my friends might want).
The one thing I refuse (with sometimes a slip up) is that I don't cut out recipes or print out recipes to make some time. Waste of paper, ink, time and takes up space. I just recycled a few weeks back the last of my old printed/paper recipes that I had in those plastic sleeves in a big ol' binder (I usually would just toss the paper in a big folder) that I haven't touched in years. I just separated the paper for recycling and didn't save one.
I really need to be better about not saving so many recipes on my computer. Again, takes up time and I have way tooo many on my computer already. There is definite room for improvement there to put it mildly.
That is why I LOVE the library, I can take out books (cookbooks or not) from the library in print or for my kindle. Doesn't take up any room and it is free (I like to donate to my library so a win all around -- I get my fix and takes up no space).
But it is soooooo tempting! I often like looking at a cookbook just for fun/ideas/zone out when on the train/some are great to read like a book. Oh and I'm in no way perfect but I think I just bought two cookbooks in the last few years.
LOL I feel your pain Applecrisp! I *love* bookstores. My idea of a great afternoon or evening out is: dinner and library...or dinner and bookstore. And if eating out is NOT what my husband wants to do (because he has taken over the kitchen and has big plans for turning out something) then just the library or bookstore. I am odd but not in need of fancy clothes and jewelry. BUY ME A DINNER AND A BOOK AND I"M IN HEAVEN. Also, now that I can get ebooks from library and Amazon, too...I still love going and I take a notepad to write down name of any book that I want, then at home I look it up on Amazon and two county-wide library systems that buy ebooks for us. I store every ebook on my computer. I back them up with an inexpensive backup thing that stays plugged in to my computer. (A backup drive.) Also, I love going to thrift stores and cannot pass up the book section, especially cookbooks. YOU are in so much better shape than I am, girl. I hope I don't rub off on you. (But I'm lying about that.)