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1MarthaJeanne
Modificato: Dic 10, 2018, 4:49am

I saw The little library cookbook in the books my library just added to their Overdrive collection. I'm sold. I NEED a real copy of this. This is delightfully written, and the recipes look wonderful. I need to try this one, and that one, and I was just talking about making toad in the hole, and this recipe calls out to use the extra pan that came with our new stove/oven.

Note: So far I've only read about a third of it.

https://www.theguardian.com/profile/kate-young has links to examples.

Really, this is not author spam! I am a long time member both of LT and this group. I love cookbooks, for reading, for cooking, and often just to look through before closing them and going into the kitchen to just cook. But this cookbook really hit me. It's not just a good cookbook, all the recipes have literary connections, and so I had to make sure my LT cooking friends knew about it.

2Lyndatrue
Dic 10, 2018, 11:28am

>1 MarthaJeanne: Oh my. I am NOT going to look at that book (at least not right this minute). I'm trying to have *less* things, not more, and this looks like the kind of thing I will immediately want. What a clever idea, pairing recipes with literary efforts.

Thanks for helping my natural acquisitiveness. :-}

3MarthaJeanne
Dic 10, 2018, 12:13pm

>2 Lyndatrue: Always glad to be of service.

4MarthaJeanne
Modificato: Dic 11, 2018, 3:47am

My favourite cookbook store is getting me a copy, so I'm giving the ebook back and will finish reading it when I have the real thing in my hands.

(Chicklit is one thing; Ebooks are fine. Cookbooks are quite another; Paper works much better.)

Did someone say something about natural acquisitiveness?

5MrsLee
Dic 11, 2018, 9:37am

Ah, I already have several cookbooks from some of my favorite stories, Lord Peter, Nero Wolfe, Nanny Ogg and more. Can't do it. I just can't do it. *fingers in my ears and humming*

6hfglen
Dic 11, 2018, 1:34pm

>5 MrsLee: Cookbook? Lord Peter? Now that would be something to look out for! Are the recipes any good. I've seen the Nanny Ogg book, which sticks in the mind for having what I thought was the world's worst curry recipe -- until I saw an almost identical one offered in all seriousness by a Scottish WI. Somehow that makes sort-of sense.

7MrsLee
Dic 12, 2018, 9:22am

>6 hfglen: The Lord Peter Wimsey Cookbook by Elizabeth Bond Ryan & William J. Eakins. I confess to having read it only. Here is a quote from the description of it.
"The authors of this delicious book have brought together what was eaten and when, with recipes (adjusted to the American scene) and with notations on the wines that accompanied the meals (and the authors have found and noted the equivalent wines, since not all readers will have access to the bounties of his lordship's purse)."

I also have The Recipe Book of the Mustard Club which Dorothy L. Sayers wrote when she created the Mustard Club advertising campaign for Coleman's Mustard. Much fun.

Looking at the Lord Peter cookbook makes me wish I had some local fans of his so that we could meet to talk about the book featured whilst eating the recipe from it. Sigh.

8MarthaJeanne
Dic 26, 2018, 9:19am

Finished it now. Wonderful book!

I do hope, though, that anyone attempting the goose recipe will see that the times don't make sense. She suggests 65 min/lb or 30 min/kg.

9.Monkey.
Gen 5, 2019, 5:31pm

*shakes fist at MJ* Dangit I do not need to be buying more cookbooks!! ...but I really need to get this. XD