8. Cook one recipe out of every cookbook I own
As you read in my Bucket List 2012 post, #8 on the list is to cook one recipe out of every cookbook I own (what was I thinking right??). I think this will be a very fun project, will get me in the kitchen more, and will force me to do more blogs and video content. My book shelf houses 65 cookbooks. That means I must do at least one recipe per week, with some weeks doing two (and I’m behind a week!). Another thing I will do is feature one cooking tool each month and recipes using that tool. So these two things are getting lumped together each month so I make sure to accomplish both at the same time. Whew!
January is Pressure Cooker Month!!
I’m already behind a week for January so you will get a video on how to use a pressure cooker and a book review of Jill Nussinow’s new pressure cooker cookbook The New Fast Food tomorrow! I highly recommend this book if you are ready to start your love affair with the pressure cooker.
The rest of the months are still being planned. What cooking tools would you like to see featured? Do you have something in your kitchen you’d like to learn how to use more efficiently? Is there something in the back cabinet that needs some love? Let us know in the comments!
I spent some time going through my cookbooks and choosing recipes yesterday. Dad even got in on the fun and got to choose some recipes he’d like me to make (hopefully he will get in the kitchen and help!). 65 cookbooks is a lot. How do you choose? Where do you start? I have no method, I just started grabbing trying to choose a variety of styles, along with a variety of dishes.
These are the books I have started with and last night I got my butt in gear, making two recipes for dinner. This morning I made the Chai Spelt Pancakes from Vegan Diner and will do two more recipes for lunch. That is all coming soon! You can see I have a wide variety of cookbooks, so I think this will be fun for everyone. I have a feeling that some weeks will be less active and during my book tour in March there may be very little cooking going down. So I am taking guest posts for the cookbook and cooking tool features if you are interested. Shoot me an email if you want to be a guest on my blog!
What are your favorite go-to cookbooks? Are you excited to learn about other cookbooks you may have never heard of before with new styles of cooking?