A few weeks ago we were moving furniture around as part of a purge of Dan’s office (wahoo!), and all of the sudden there was a big open space in the kitchen. Since Dan’s record collection has been inching all of the books out of our bookshelf it seemed only natural to relocate some of those books into the kitchen. So! Thanks to the power of suggestion and our miter saw I have two beautiful new shelves in the kitchen. I thought I’d take advantage of the moment and share what books I’ve got on my shelves and what I’m digging. (I feel like I should note that these are not affiliate links).
from left top shelf
They Draw and Cook / Southern Food Truck Cookbook / The Feed Zone Cookbook / The No Time to Cook! Book / Foods that Make You Say Mmm-mmm / Cooking in the Moment / Honey & Jam* / A Boat, A Whale, and A Walrus / A Southern Gentleman’s Kitchen / Charred & Scruffed / Dessert for Two / Date Night In / Lighten Up, Y’all / Farm Anatomy / New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Foodways / The Edible South / The Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook / Oxford Companion to Food
On the bottom shelf are two handmade books filled with recipes of my own that I want to save and preserve (and eventually pass on).
*this is a new addition so it’s not in this picture but you can see it in the top picture. It’s a wonderful book!
from top left
Complete Pie Cookbook / Cooking up a Storm / Local Flavors / Southern Pies / The Larder / Charcuteria / Screen Doors and Sweet Tea / The Bread Baker’s Apprentice / Irish Cooking / The Art of Preserving / Grand Diplome Cooking Course / Charcuterie
from bottom left
Seasoned in the South / Bourbon & Bacon / Cajun Kitchen / Come into the Kitchen Cookbook / The Kinfolk Table / Share / Frank Stitt’s Southern Table / The Meat Cookbook / The Whole Hog Cookbook / The Farmer’s Kitchen / The Homesteader’s Kitchen / Fresh from the Farmer’s Market / Y’all Come Over / Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry / Bon Appetit Y’all / The American Cookbook / Recipes from Our Front Porch / Classic Southern Desserts / The Southern Po’ Boy Cookbook / The Lost Art of Pie Making / Biscuits / How to Cook Everything Fast / Cheese & Beer / The Portlandia Cookbook
There it is, my cookbook collection. What’s on your shelf? Any classics (or new must-haves) that I’m missing?