Hands up if you have a cookbook?
If the answer is yes, then you my friend are a foodie.
This Easter weekend, I saw the best cookbook ever from my friend Faye. She received an empty scrapbook and the aim was for her to put in all her favourite recipes. There was no need for her to go to one of ten books that I have or others have, instead all are stored in one book. She sees a recipe she likes writes it up or prints it out and puts it in the book.
I saw this genius cookbook as chef Faye was getting ready to cook us a special meal for dinner. With her scrap book, Faye selected the recipe for the evening, which was her Delia inspired Jumbalaya and had everything ready at the tip of her fingertips.
A cookbook which has all of your favourite recipes is a dream come true. Recipes you like to cook and are just what you like. Basically this is the cookbook of your life. It is almost like the red book from 'This is your life', a journey of recipes that define you and make you happy.
My collection of books is below and i use these frequently for inspiration, simple dishes and good ideas.
What gets me from cookbooks to searching online is the practicality and ease of a cookbook. The steps goes as follows:
Find page, keep book open and then return for reference.
The alternative is:
Find a webpage on my phone, tablet or laptop, make sure the page doesn't time out (if it does, then not only do i lose the page, i need to type my password and get the page to load again) and then keep walking over to the laptop.
Basically, I'm too busy cooking to do such a thing.
Thank you Faye for the amazing food and the great idea of your own cookbook.