In addition to my love of cooking, I love cookbooks! Currently, I have around 130 (or more?) cookbooks in my collection. They range from basic (Better Homes & Gardens, Fannie Farmer, Joy of Cooking) to world cuisines (Cuisines of Mexico, Thai Cooking, Chinese Technique) to various community and fundraising type cookbooks and just about everything in between.
I guess it shouldn't surprise anyone that I went to college and majored in Home Economics and continued my love of cooking.
Throughout my married life I would get cookbooks for gifts, scour garage sales and used bookstores for cooking treasures. I also, make use of my public library and check out cookbooks to read.
- The Centennial Cookbook from Trinity Lutheran Church, Onekema, Michigan (The church I was baptised in and the one many family members belong too. My aunts and cousins have quite a few recipes in it.)
- River Road Recipes: A cookbook from the Junior League of Baton Rouge, La. Lots of great southern and creole recipes.
- Eastern, Midwestern, Southern and Western Junior League Cookbooks, edited by Ann Seranne: A great collection of recipes from Junior Leagues around the country.
- Bernard Clayton, Jr.'s cookbooks Complete Book of Pastry, Complete Book of Breads and Complete Book of Soups and Stews: All great books of recipes.
If you need to know what an aebelskiver pan or a bain marie is, check out the section of images of antique cooking tools. Additionally, there is a glossary of cooking terms. I could spend hours reading this website.
So, whether you love cooking or have a historical interest in food, Feeding America is a great website.
Do you have family recipes or cookbooks that you love? Feel free to share them.