Saturday, October 13, 2007

Cooked Books




I would like to confess that I have an addiction to cookery books also that I am totally guilty of judging a book by its cover (that's the graphic design nerd in me, some of you might share this compulsion namely). Yesterday I fell in love with Apples For Jam, by Tessa Kiros (jacketed in a matte stock with a varnish over print of some sort of scrolling vine motif—yummy!). It was the title I was first attracted to (she has really great titles for all of her books). I was browsing the recipes at the book store, but ordered it online last night so haven't had the chance to try any of the recipes (though they look very appealing). The whimsical writing is impossible to resist. I am most fond of Tessa's anecdotes about her young daughters and how she wants these recipes to be a fond memory for her kids to enjoy long after she is gone. In it she muses about things like finding apples all over her house with little bites taken out of them (something that happens around here every fall). Also hard to resist is that the chapters are colour coded. For instance the "stripes" chapter includes a recipe for Chocolate Toffee Nut Squares. I will let you know how it turns out. I can't wait till the mail get here!

8 comments:

Kristin said...

Glad to know it isn't just my house that has half eaten fruit lying around.

Natalie said...

I'm drooling just think about those squares! Yum!

a friend to knit with said...

I am so ordering mine right now!
love the title and the story!
thanks sarah!

KnitPastis said...

I am going to take a look at this book for sure! I love a cookbook with interesting stories, some that make you laugh.
Also, going to try and find this julienne tool:)That sounds like a new toy I could use.

So Much Fun said...

You have to judge a cook book by the cover...I know I always do. I don't understand those cook books without pictures.

Kaet said...

thanks a million for posting the recipe for the pumpkin bars! i am going to make some tomorrow! i hope mine turn out as good as yours look!

The_Add_Knitter said...

Hi Sarah! I couldn't figure out how to email you genius that I am...but I paid 6 pounds for it which seemed fair but most people I know (4 others) all paid 5....

Romi said...

I *may* have been known to buy books because they look really cool. Doesn't everyone?! ;)