cookbooks and blogs of the moment

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Anyone who’s been to my house knows I may have a slight problem with cookbooks.  Some may I have too many, to them I say pfft as if that’s possible.  

I thought I’d share a few I’m particularly enamored with right now, as well as a couple of blogs that I seem to be hitting up for recipes and ideas.

No surprise there’s a bit of a baking focus

Baking – from my house to yours by Dorrie Greenspan

The best way to describe this book is its baking porn, hundreds of baking recipes, she’s got, cakes, cookies, pies deserts and even breakfast sweets covered.  Beautiful photographs and recipes written in a really easy to follow way from a lady who worked on cookbooks with Julia Child.  Everything I’ve made from this book has worked perfectly.

Women’s Weekly Baking Day
Who doesn’t own a Women’s Weekly cooking book? This one has a bit of a focus on retro baking recipes and some more modern classics and has a very cute cover.  Cute pics and most importantly easy to follow recipes that work.

The Blue Ribbon Cookbook  -by Liz Harfull

A lovely collection on recipes that have won blue ribbons at South Australian country shows.  The recipes are as delightful as is reading about the history of various country shows and people behind the recipes.  Lovely historical and current photographs.

I’m also a bit addicted to reading cooking/food blogs. At the moment a couple of my go to blogs include

Bakeaholic Mama
Lovely blogger who posts always look delicious. Lots of baking recipes with a few savoury ones thrown in too. I’m just itching to try her cider yeast doughnuts.

Shutterbean
Some fantastic recipes often with some unusual flavour combinations, that at first you might question. 2 of our favourite pizza topping combos come from her site, bacon and brussel sprouts and corn, zucchini and lime pizza. Gorgeous photos of not only her recipes but of her life. Everything I’ve made form her site has worked.

What are some of your current cookbook or blog reads?

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2 thoughts on “cookbooks and blogs of the moment

  1. I just got Jamie Oliver’s Save with Jamie which I won, it’s a great book to read and flick through as well as cook from. I’m liking that so many of the recipes are flexible and can be made with what you have or what’s in season rather than exactly what is in the ingredient list. It’s very practical and has loads of interesting ways to use leftovers, though it is a touch too British, not everything relates.
    I’ve also been using a beautiful (though slightly tricky to use) book called A piece of cake – all baking so right up you’re alley – I wrote a bit about it here, http://thenewgoodlife.wordpress.com/2013/10/16/choc-chip-cookies-four-ways/
    I’ve also been flicking through my CWA cookbook and the Women’s Weekly Chicken cookbook, just for inspiration and because I love just looking at cookbooks as much as cooking from them. I too might be accused of having a slight problem with cook books, but I agree there’s no such thing as too many.

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