This challenge will run from April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009. All you have to do is select six cookbooks to read* and make at least one of the recipes. These can be any cookbooks of your choice - brand new ones, old stand-bys that you can't live (or cook) without, or even heirlooms. You do not have to decide on the cookbooks ahead of time (unless you want to, of course). Then post your reviews either here or on your own blog. If you want, you can even post pictures of your creations along with your reviews!
Oh, this challenge was made for me. And it will make me look in my cook books, and there are lots of books to look in, and try some new recipes. I'm not so good with the everyday, drudgery cooking, I am much better with the 'try something new', or 'make a meal for company' type of cooking. Although a list isn't necessary, I imagine I'll be starting in the following books:
The Rest of the Best by the Best of Bridge ladies. I got this for Christmas and I need to read through it some more. The Best of the Best is my most favorite and most used cookbook, and I want to find all the good stuff in this one too.
Light and Tasty Annual 2003
I actually had a recipe published in this edition of the cookbook, so they sent me a copy, but I haven't made much from it. On page 86 of that book, the Asparagus Tomato Stir Fry is my recipe. Well, sort of, as my mother sent it in without my knowing, under my name. I didn't like tomatoes or asparagus or mushrooms at the time, but I can attest now that it is a good recipe.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver I've been wanting to read this book anyway, and I just found out that there are some recipes in it too.
I am always attracted to Mediterranean cookbooks, and I bought a few while I was on my cruise a few years ago. While in Rome, and all that stuff...
I've got lots to pick from. I think I'll pull a pile of cookbooks and put them by my tv chair. If you want to find a whole bunch of recipes and bloggers who are participating in this challenge, head on over to the Soup's On Blog.
Recipe Books Reviewed:
1. Wine Bar Food August 11/08
2. The Rest of the Best December 26/08
3. Rachael Ray's Big Orange Book February 20/09