Wednesday, November 03, 2004

A little bit of brightness in an otherwise bleak day.

Look what arrived in the mail! If there is something I enjoy collecting, it's cookbooks. I don't know what it is, but I loooove reading cookbooks. Books that help me better understand why food behaves the way it does are an extra bonus. If I haven't got time to read the cookbooks, perusing them for the photos and random facts is also just as satisfying. I'd love to play in the kitchen more (with my massive collection of cookbooks)...but unfortunately (for my palate), I seem to only be able to focus on one obsession at a time. And right now, my obsession is set firmly on knitting...(and a very strong penchant for all things chocolate)..and well, yarn just doesn't taste real good. Oh well.


illanna said...

Do you think that this would be a good holiday present for a guy who LOVES to cook, LOVES Alton Brown, but never put anything INSIDE the oven in his whole life? I really want to get this book for my boyfriend, maybe the other alton brown book too, but i'm having a hard time deciding if he would read it, like it, or make things from it. What's your review?

Jen said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Alton Brown. He's such a food geek. Alas, I have none of his books, but plenty of recipes from Food Network's website.