I frequently mention a cookbook I have when posting a recipe. I’m from the old-fashioned school as I like books; I like to hold them and flip through the pages and marvel at the pictures. I learn about the author, the cuisine and frequently stories about the region. Maybe because I have always loved books is why I probably became a teacher/librarian (retired).
My office is full of “cookbooks” and other interests such as gardening, autobiographies of women, odds and ends… Having just moved 9 months ago I did a lot of “cleaning” and donated a number of books to local agencies or there would be a lot more.
My kitchen library with a few of my favorites…
I like to decorate with books…
Overflow – not much space left. Note the container on bottom shelf – full of recipes to try. Oh, and I have a file drawer too of recipes I would like to make, organized by holiday and subject!
Reading material for guests – you won’t find many novels, fiction, thrillers and such.
Yes, I do use the internet but it will never replace my love for books. Things are too easy for people now with all the media sources such as Pinterest and the internet. Me, lean back in a comfortable chair, maybe with a cup of coffee or glass of wine (depending on the time of day) and enjoy reading one of my many cookbooks. The weather is turning nicer and there is nothing better than enjoying the sun while reading about faraway cultures and all the good recipes I could make 🙂