August 6, 2009

More cookbooks


The number of cookbooks in this apartment is becoming alarming.

There are cookbooks in a stack in the bedroom. A few cookbooks sprawled across the kitchen table for easy perusal. More often than not, a cookbook sitting within easy reach on the couch. And if we start counting our regular cookbook collection, up on the shelf above the fridge, well, it gets a bit appalling.

We are talking about many, many cookbooks.

I spent a large amount of time over the last month and a half reading cookbooks. It got to the point where I really missed fiction.  But I just couldn’t tear myself away from the recipes, photos, and food writing. Finally I read a novel, and things got a little bit back to normal.

As you know if you’ve been reading this blog lately, there is a reason for all this madness. I’m doing a weekly cookbook column at work this summer, on CBC Radio. Choosing which cookbooks to profile has probably been the hardest part. The best part has definitely been discovering so many wonderful new cookbooks that I am adding to my collection.

I’m going away on holidays for the next week, but before I leave I wanted to give you the link to all of the audio files of my cookbook columns so far. I hope you enjoying listening to them if you get a chance. They’ve been so much fun to write and produce.

I hope to write more here about the various cookbooks I’ve been talking about – especially my interview with Deborah Madison, who wrote Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone (and a chance to win a brand-new copy if you listen to Radio Active!).

Enjoy the next few weeks of summer!


Anne said...

I've listened to the first three columns so far. Very inspiring, and you sound great! After I check out the last two I'll comment again. Thanks for posting the link to them!!

Anne said...

Just listened to "Babycakes"- awesome cookbook, great interviews, and sweet guitar sounds by Don Ross!
Keep it up!