Thursday, August 16, 2012

cookbook crush

Look what I found at Goodwill for under $2 -
 Ina Garten's Barefoot in Paris cookbook!
I couldn't believe it when I saw it. I adore Ina and her cooking show on the Food Network.
I added Ina's cookbook to my collection - some of which I haven't even cracked open yet, 
such as the other two underneath Ina's cookbook - Looneyspoons and The Art and Soul of Baking.

Besides the great recipes, some cookbooks also offer culinary knowledge and tips,
gorgeous photographs of food, and even stories.
Yes, some cookbooks are made to be read.

I have more cookbooks stashed in my china hutch.

And here's a clever idea for cookbook storage ~
stick them in a cute dish drainer!

Do you love cookbooks as much as I do?
What are some of your favorites?


  1. Love all your chickens and your cookbooks. Ina is my favorite, too!

  2. Hi Melanie;
    What a wonderful post!! I really enjoyed it. I am a cookbook fanatic too, mostly to read, but some to cook too! I love Martha Stewart, I have yet to make anything from her cookbooks that were not good. Have a great evening. Love and hugs, Nana.

  3. Oh yes! I just love cookbooks and yes...I read them like a book. I am really loving my Tessa Kiros cookbooks at the moment. They are just beautiful but also full of fabulous recipes. So far, everything I have made from them are keepers as far as recipes. I am planning to get her newest book as soon as it comes out in October. It is called Limoncello and Linen Water. Have you ever seen her cookbooks?

    Love all your displays with cookbooks. And I have a set of the colorful bowls like you have at the bottom of your shelves along with a colorful colander too. :-)

    Hugs from Holland ~

  4. I just love cookbooks, too...even though I don't use them as much anymore, I still keep buying them lol! I love all the great colors you have going on there, too! Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Melanie!

  5. I love love love cook books and I have so many that I have lost track of them., but offcourse it gives me great pleasure to just look at them when I am low and down and then pick one up and browse through it I dont only have many cook books but also have almost all the publications of cookbooks here in India.. and I am occupying almost each and every available space...(space is at a premium here in India)I love the way you store your books especially the dish drainer...


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