At this time of year, you tend to get reflective. I’ve been staring at my bookshelf in a vain attempt to get some school holiday cooking mojo back. I have plenty of cookbook (of course) even after culling some to save space, but I’ve been thinking about which ones are the most useful cook books I own.
The book that…got me through
Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzog got me through 2016. We have pizza night every Friday. Preparing the master recipe early in the morning and coming home to a perfect no-knead, home-made dough was a sanity (not to mention money and time) saver. Not a new book, but a good one to hang on to!
The book that…inspired me most
Neighbourhood by Hetty McKinnon will be in high rotation for years to come. So many great salads and dressings and ways to make vegetables delicious. It is up there with my all time favourite cook book Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Veg Everyday for usefulness and inspo.
The book that…made me think differently
Hungry Planet by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio is not a new book but it is one that I have wanted since seeing their photographs featuring what a families around the world eat in a week bouncing the internet a few years ago. I got my own copy this year. It is as rich and deep as I had hoped and I will read it again over the summer.
What about you? What have been your most useful cook books in 2016?