Thursday, August 30, 2007
You should know by now that I love cookbooks. I have an entire bookshelf in my living room with just my cookbooks, and I will happily read them curled up on the sofa, with a big mug of tea. My idea of a great night! Anyway. This fall looks extremely promising! Two of my favorite cookbook authors, Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson, are releasing new titles: Jamie At Home and Nigella Express. There's lots going on in Sweden too - tonight I'm off to see what Prisma Bokförlag has to offer this fall. And then there are of course cookbooks by fellow bloggers, which I find extra exciting. There's Lisa Förare Winbladh's new book, Ditt Nya Skafferi (="Your new cupboard") which I know will be wonderful, since I was lucky enough to recipe-test for it.
And then, there's the one with the photo up top: I Mormors Berså (="In grandmother's garden") by Kinna Jonsson and Märta Jonsson. Kinna has a food blog - here - and I was lucky enough to be invited to her parents farm this summer when we were in the neighborhood. The book is all about baking, and it holds family recipes from five generations. Kinna has spent a lot of time going through old, handwritten recipe books, trying out recipes and finally collecting them into this beautiful book, which is designed by her sister Elina (who blogs as well) and published by their family publishing company. If you read Swedish and love baking - I urge you to order this book! As a bonus - not that one is necessary, because this will be lovely - Kinna is hosting a pick-up-your-book-party that I'm really looking forward to.
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Wow, a book like that, which is a real family project, will be an amazing heirloom to leave for future generations. It is so important that recipes, and stories not get lost. I love reading my families old recipe journals as the personalities of the different generations shine thru. On another note Anne, I also love curling up on the sofa with a recipe book (of which I have loads), only difference is there's coffee in my mug. Here's to a kindred spirit.
Wow, is the right word. Thank You for the lovely presentation. =)
I am also one who loves to curl up with a good cookbook, especially a Nigella one! I can see what is on my Christmas wish list now :)
I love cookbooks as well - I was just telling my husband yesterday that I could be happy just reading cookbooks for entertainment!!
Mmmm....Cookbooks are a wonderful thing to sit and relax with. I often have a few with me in front of the television. And, I am afraid I have more that one shelf full, I just cannot resist a new one. But I love best the ones put together by church groups and others which are tried and true recipes, tested many times over.
If I only had known - we could have met in Formex? Are you going to visit it any more?
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