do you know why you collect them? do you actually use them or are they shelf decoration? do you give away the ones you don't use or like?
because of a space "crisis", i was thinking about this the other day and getting very frustrated. i have a lot, and i really do mean A LOT of cookbooks. thing is i wouldn't part with them. and i do use them all [maybe not religiously but i do look at them all here and there].
this small article i just came across, called the art of the cookbook, was an interesting read.
even funnier was this quote from the article [which is the coincidental part from my post title].
Kaledin experienced her own food flashback with the discovery of a Peanuts cookbook from her past. "I had this! I used to make Lucy's Lemon Squares!
according to this article, expected sales this year will reach 500 MILLION just on cookbooks! then again, when you shell out between 50 to 80 dollars, or even 100 $ plus per book....
i must be a sucker but one book i do covet for its amazing explanations with history and details about absolutely everything is by the innovative & avant garde catalonian ferran adrià of the famous el bulli. the price alone is enough to choke a horse or at least make this month's car payment.