When friends visit my apartment for the first time, they’re often surprised by the number of cookbooks and food books my wife and I own. One whole wall of our living room is devoted to these books. And while, compared to the collections of some other foodies we know, our stash isn’t that large, it still manages to astound non-foodie friends.
We add to this collection often, sometimes 1-2 books a month, sometimes 4-5 books a week. This past week, we picked up 4 new books, pictured here.
We bought Frank Stitt’s book because I love hearty Southern food, and while my wife has never visited that part of the USA, she appreciates this delicious and homey cuisine. We really like the Best Recipe series. Steaks, Chops, Roasts and Ribs is a great reference tool. My wife bought me Formulas for Flavor today, and while I haven’t had time to go through it thoroughly, it looks like a really great and handy book to read and use. Porter’s English Cookery Bible we bought for fun. It has great essays on British cuisine as well as some fun recipes.