Connect 5 Friday – Cookbooks


It’s Friday once again and that means it’s time for Connect Five Friday, hosted at Book Date by Kathryn – the meme where we share five book/reading things that connect in some way.

I collect cookbooks and love reading the stories behind the recipes in these books. I have many old favourites:(Just a note – all those with a double star, are Canadian cookbook authors!)

The Betty Crocker Cookbook – my first

**More Food That Really Schmecks by Edna Staebler.

**I have a large number of the Company’s Coming series by Jean Pare

**And a number of the cookbooks by sisters Janet and Greta Podleski. Love their LooneySpoons and Crazy Plates especially.

There are some cookbooks that I have acquired more recently that I bought for their difference – they weren’t just recipes but had an added appeal. Here are 5 that caught my eye:

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My Kitchen Year by Ruth Reichl. The idea of recipes that saved her life intrigues me and I have decided to follow her to try to reduce my stress. She begins with fall as will I next wee.

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Still Life with Menu Cookbook by Mollie Katzen. Not only are there vegetarian recipes but she has included her own original art.

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Jan Karon’s Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader. I loved her Mitford series and these recipes delight, along with the stories.

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**Yum and Yummer by Greta Podleski. I have tried so many recipes from this gorgeous book – the photos of the prepared food make the mouth water.

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**Oh She Glows Every Day by Angela Liddon. This was recommended by my daughter who is vegan. Even tho I am not vegan, there are so many delicious recipes.

Do you have a favourite cookbook?

6 thoughts on “Connect 5 Friday – Cookbooks

  1. I like the idea of good food but I am not a cook. One of my sisters was a great lover of cookbooks and cooking and I have another who is always cooking mostly with stuff from her garden and she loves the cookbooks too.

  2. I have a lot of great memories associated with cookbooks. The cookbook I most associate with my childhood is “Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook”, and this book with its red and white diamond cover still graces my shelves. I loved all the original Podleski cookbooks, and I have several of Mollie Katzen’s. When I first branched out on my own I treasured Madhur Jaffrey’s “World of East Vegetarian Cooking” cookbook.
    The Reichl cookbook looks interesting. Did you know she also had a memoir published last year?

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