It's official. I need a bigger bookshelf for my kitchen. =) Between Christmas, Valentine's Day and my birthday (a week after V-Day), I've acquired 8 new cooking & baking related books. I've already talked about some of them here and here. The one Jamie got me for Valentine's Day was The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry, which was very interesting. I don't think I'd ever want to attend Le Cordon Bleu, but I really enjoyed reading about Kathleen Flinn's experience there. Then he got me Demolition Desserts for my birthday. It's nice when Jamie gets me new cookbooks, because he often chooses things that I might not think to buy for myself, but that I end up enjoying a lot. I'm not sure how much I'll make from Demolition Desserts right now, but the pictures are lovely and it looks like it will provide lots of inspiration for new ways to combine things.
That leaves two more. Up until I stumbled across Tuesdays with Dorie about a month ago, I didn't own any Dorie Greenspan cookbooks. Now I have three. I've looked at Baking with Julia many times, and I've watched a number of the episodes on PBS, but I just never took the plunge and bought the book. After seeing how great Baking From My Home to Yours is, I decided that I should give it a try. And with birthday money, I just acquired Chocolate Desserts by Pierre Herme. I haven't even had a chance to read through it (just got it yesterday), but I've been drooling over the pictures.
I think I've got enough to keep me busy for quite a while. I think I'd better stop opening emails from Borders (gotta love coupons) and just stay away from there for a while. =)