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Back to School Book Week: Cookbooks

Today’s theme for Back to School Book Week is “Cookbooks.”  I have a lot of favorites (you know I’ve talked about my can’t-live-without bread machine cookbook before) but in terms of my most recent love? That would have to be this one:

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison.  We’re not vegetarians, but I’ve been slowly reducing my meat intake over the last few years, and trying to enjoy fruits and vegetables more.  I felt the need to expand my meatless repertoire this summer, and so I grabbed this book from the library, loved it, and bought my own copy (you might remember this amusing communication?)

This is one hugely thick book – I haven’t even made it all the way through yet.  The first part has some useful general ideas, and the second (massive) part is a vegetable-by-vegetable reference that I imagine would be really handy for someone trying to figure out how to use some of the more unusual items in their CSA box.   I don’t have a CSA box, but I could always do with a good idea or two that might encourage me to try something new from the farmers market.

So far, I’ve made quesadillas from the book (yum!).  I’ve got a handful of delicious-sounding potato recipes bookmarked, too.

How about you?  Any favorite cookbooks to share?

P.S. See Eren’s original post about Back to School Book Week here.

5 thoughts on “Back to School Book Week: Cookbooks

  1. I love cookbooks too. My favorite was a wedding shower gift 14 years ago. “The Fanny Farmer Cookbook” 13th ed.

    I have tried many recipes in it, but my favorite is Alfredo’s Noodles, p.327. I have added 1# fresh crab meat, 12 shrimp, 3/4 c lobster, and (No Smoked Salmon)over the years, but it is great as is also.

    🙂

    1. I don’t have that one. I recently had to cull the cookbook herd, and a lot of stuff was given away, but the big fat classic cookbooks are still on my shelf. There’s a reason they stand the test of time!

  2. What a beautiful cover! That’s enough it itself to add it to my library list.

    1. I’m always judging books by their covers like that 🙂 In this case it pays off!

  3. World Vegetarian by Maddhur Jaffrey was one that I took out from the library and renewed the maximum number of times, then bought my own copy. It is the book I turn to first when using my CSA share bounty.

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