My name is Adrienne. I’m an addict. I can’t stop buying and using cookbooks. My basement is full of cookbooks. They linger on shelves, take refuge in boxes, lie strewn about the floor, peek out of bags, rest on the counter, collect dust under my bed…they are, everywhere. My Amazon wishlist…FULL of cookbooks. My Google Reader…saturated with good eats. I should start a support group.
I rarely write my own recipes. I’m not even sure where to start. So, I have cookbooks…lots and lots of them. That being said, I hardly ever follow a recipe from start to finish 100% dead-on as written. I’m the queen of “adapted from” as you may have noticed from the rest of my blog posts. This is mostly due to the fact that I look in my fridge and cook from what I have, not the other way around…I don’t read a recipe then shop for the ingredients. I know, totally inefficient. My brain just doesn’t work that way.
My friends generally want to know where my ideas come from, so here are the books I keep handy for inspiration. For your convenience, the title of the book is linked to Amazon where you can purchase the book and the author website is linked to the author name. Most of the veg community shares recipes for free online, but there is just something about having a cookbook in my hands. Later I’ll share the contents of my Google Reader with you too.
My top cookbooks:
Appetite for Reduction: Isa Chanda Moskowitz
eat, drink & be vegan: Dreena Burton
The Happy Herbivore: Lindsay Nixon
How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Mark Bittman
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I’m never getting rid of cookbooks. I love the sticky pages, worn edges and personal notes that accompany a recipe.
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