cookbooks for days

Saturday, July 26, 2014 |
Last weekend I visited the family lake house (and family with it, of course) in upstate New York.  To spare everyone (my uncles) the hassle of kitchen drudgery, we ate out for lunch and dinner, and the meals were lovely.  Add in a LAKE, boat rides and swimming, and it was a slice of heaven.  I would stay all summer if I could get away with it.  *grin*


Weekend Cooking posts spring from unlikely places.  Even though we didn’t cook (with one exception), I decided to photograph my Uncle Michael’s cookbook collection.  He’s a gourmet at heart, and his meals are truly better-than-restaurant-quality.  I learned how to make roux at his stove one Thanksgiving, and I felt like I’d ‘made it’ when he told me my piecrust was perfect.  Suffice it to say, his influence is one of the reasons I care about food.  As you can imagine, his cookbook collection is extensive.  I didn’t get all of the titles – that’s a job for another day… but the photos give you an idea of the quantity if nothing else.


Do you see any titles you recognize?  Let me know in the comments!


Interested in other food-related post?  Check out Beth Fish Reads’ Weekend Cooking!

7 comments:

Esme said...

sounds like heaven to me. I love seeing peoples cookbooks.

Laurie C said...

Wow! Now I'm wondering if that's just his lake house collection, and does he have more at home?

Beth F said...

Ha! I was getting a creepy feeling -- like you had been in my house! I have sooooo many of those books. I love it! I too love seeing other people's cookbook shelves.

And yes, it sounds like heaven to be at the lake.

(Diane) bookchickdi said...

What a fun thing to do- take a photo of someone else's cookbooks. We're heading to the lake in a few weeks too.

Ryan said...

What a wonderful collection, I love older cookbooks.

Liviania said...

That's a lot of cookbooks! (And I recognize the novel The Kitchen God's Wife.)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oh I adore cookbook collections.

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