Wendy of Celiacs in the House is hosting Sharing Sundays as part of her In My Gluten-Free Kitchen series. You’re following along over there, right? I’m so looking forward to peeking into all of the kitchens she has lined up to feature this year and the Sharing Sundays series has a great list of topics scheduled. This week’s topic is Cookbooks.
I’ve decided to share my mess of a cookbook collection. I’m hoping I’m not the only one with cookbooks scattered in several spots around the house. Please tell me I’m not!
I have my most frequently used cookbooks in a cabinet over the refrigerator:
Some of my collectible cookbooks and other food related reads, a few of them signed, have snagged a shelf in my office:
And there is always a stack of cookbooks on the kitchen table or counter, gleaned from their proper storage spot:
I also have a small collection of cookbooks from my travels and a smaller collection of collaboration cookbooks from church ladies, co-workers and communities. I sure do enjoy those cookbooks, the ones that include silly recipes for things like elephant soup next to a prized family pie recipe. This style of cookbook makes for really great reading; I can almost picture the ladies who submitted recipes to the Kentucky Telephone Pioneers cookbook published in 1973.
Recently I cleared out all of my cookbooks, trying to narrow my collection. I separated my cast-offs into piles by interest so I could easily share with friends. I heard at least a couple of times, “I’m going to take a few of these, but I have limited cookbook storage.” It seems many of us share this problem, more cookbooks than space to store all of them we’d like to have.
The day after I donated the last of my cast-offs, a neighbor knocked on my door with cookbooks she was clearing out, offering to share them with me. This cookbook collecting, it could become a problem. 😉
Want to share your cookbook collection? Head over here and join Wendy’s link-up! I’d love to see your collection.