Thursday, January 6, 2011

Holiday Reading

I currently have a stash of fantastic cooking books from the library. They are all new titles and are not only making great reading, but great cooking too.

Poh's Kitchen is great and the Women's Weekly World Table, I might even buy as it has enough recipes in it that I would make over again. I also have The Real Food Companion by Matthew Evans on my library card but I forgot to add it to the stack when taking the picture. Nigella Lawson is always a favourite in our house and I also like Skye Gyngell's approach to food and cooking. I borrowed a book totally devoted to macarons but have yet to make one. I think I borrowed it just to see what all the fuss is about as macarons seem to be the flavour of the month. I will give them a try, some of the combinations in the book are quite tempting and the colours are fantastic.

I love cooking for my family and it is especially fun during the school holidays when the main meal can be served at anytime. Tim's birthday is coming up on January 17 so I have given him carte blanche over the menu for his dinner. I think he will have a hard time choosing one meal out of all of these cook books.

Today I am off again for a belated Christmas get together with my other sister. It doesn't feel very Christmassy at all though, I think once the New Year has passed, the mood for celebrating the season subsides until it builds up again in December. I actually feel more in a sewing mood so I might take it along with me.



Lisa said...

It's interesting to see cookbooks from other countries.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Tracy lovely to have you join our MAD Nundle crew. Look forward to meeting you there. Fee

Jelly Wares said...

You sure do have a great library!!!

I'm taking my girls to town for the day tomorrow and we're hitting our local library to see what new goodies they have in stall for us for the New Year..

I love watching Poh's kitchen on the ABC, I bet the book is just amazing!!!

Youre right, Nigella is also amazing, her full flavoured simple recipes are always a hit in my home and I'm loving that she is also on the ABC at the moment..

Good luck with the macaroons, I've made coconut ones before but that's about it. I must admit though, they were awesome!!!

Happy Reading, and cooking...

Hugs - Jodie :)

peskypixies said...

lots of yumminess there.....

My Dh's birthday is also on Jan 17th!!!!

Ange said...

We're a Nigella household, make no mistake. I got Kitchen for Christmas, and it's dominated our eating since. Nothing like an infusion of new ideas to brighten food up for a bit !!