The following originally appeared on 4/8/09 at Exit 51.
You knew it was too good to last right? I mean my recent downsizing of the cookbooks. It started innocently enough with the new Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics. But since I won that, does it really count? And then there was Bon Appetit: Fast, Easy, Fresh.
I blame Molly of Orangette for this one. If I hadn’t been so fired up to get her book, A Homemade Life, I would have never walked into the bookstore. If I had never walked into the bookstore, I would not have come face to face with 700 pages of recipes. If I had never come face to face with 700 pages of recipes, it would not be sitting on the dining room table right now.
I’m hopeful that some of these recipes will become old friends. And I’m pretty sure there will be others that will never be invited back to the table. How long do you think it will take to get through 700 pages of recipes? I may never need to buy another cookbook again. Right, who am I trying to kid?
And when the cookbook is not in use, it makes a lovely place for the cat to rest, don’t you think?