Sunday, February 22, 2009

Cookbook Collection

My cookbook collection has been growing fast lately, thanks to lots of galleys and promo copies from work, and I thought it would be fun to take pictures and collage them together*.

The top shelf is all food history, food science, and food politics.

The second shelf starts with Indian & Asian cuisine, then Hawaiian, then US Regional, then Mexican and South American, before switching to Appetizers and Entertaining.

The third shelf has our most used cookbooks (New Cookbook, Cheap & Easy, and some homemade ones), plus African & European.

The fourth shelf is split between rustic American/Farm cookbooks and cookbooks for specific dietary needs, such as Diabetes, IBS, and Cancer survivors.

The fifth shelf holds my celebrity chef cookbooks, and some ingredient or dish specific cookbooks, like a book on paninis and one on cooking with cider.

On the sixth shelf are baking and dessert cookbooks, as well as vegan, vegetarian, and flexitarian cookbooks (almost meatless).

Finally, the seventh shelf is a mix of reference books on culinary schools and techniques, some nontraditional cookbooks (like recipes for cooking on your cars manifold or in case of extended periods without power), some cocktail, infusion, wine pairing, and beer brewing books, back issues of Food & Wine Magazine, and some oversized books.

I'm proud to say I've read a good portion of the non-cookbooks, and have used a recipe or two out of a lot of the cookbooks - though there are still plenty left unexplored.

(* each shelf was photographed in three parts, then merged together, before merging all the shelves together. In truth, my bookshelves are only 6 shelves high, so that 7th shelf is in the next row over.)

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