Thursday, April 30, 2009

My New Favorite Cookbooks

I have two new favorite cookbooks, Apples for Jam and The River Cottage Family Cookbook.  After lusting for them for weeks I finally ordered them from Amazon.  I've had them since last night and haven't fully gone through them or cooked anything from them, the fact that they are absolutely gorgeous makes them my favorites.

The fist one is Apples for Jam by Tessa Kiros.  It has her memories from childhood involving food, her hopes for her children, and some great looking recipes.  Plus, those are my favorite kind of shoes ever.  Oh, its also organized by color.

From Apples for Jam

From Apples for Jam

Illustration from Apples for Jam

The next book is The River Cottage Family Cookbook by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Fizz Carr.  Again, gorgeous photos, tantalizing recipes, and best of all, explanations as to why you do certain things during cooking.  For example, they explain what flour to use for different purposes.  The recipes are longer because they contain explanation as well.  Again, not done reading it and haven't cooked anything from it, but by looks alone - its a spectacular cookbook.

From The River Cottage Family Cookbook

From The River Cottage Family Cookbook

The River Cottage Family Cookbook and Apples for Jam back inside cover patterns.

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