Do you remember the days when you relied on your cookbooks for new or favorite recipes? If you had a party coming up you would search through your cookbooks, recipe box, magazines, and on some occasions your friends or the library. Now all you have to do is google it. Hmmmm, I want to make chocolate cake with butter cream frosting. I'll just "google it!" When you do that, hundreds of recipes are at your disposal. I think more people are finding new recipes on the Internet, recipe Cd's, and in e-book format. I confess, I've done them all and my e-book now sports about a dozen or so new cookbooks.
I have quite an extensive cookbook collection and in the photo above you will see my thee favorites. First and foremost is "Death By Chocolate" by Marcel Desaulniers. Oh my God! If you want to knock them dead with ultra rich and sinful chocolate desserts, this is the one that will do it. I've made about half dozen things from this book and I'm dumbfounded. Can't think straight right now. Next in line is the Crockpot Bible. This thing is PACKED with every kind of recipe you could imagine for the crockpot. I think I've made about fifteen things from that book and I've only had it a couple of years. My sister has the same book and she will agree with me on this one. My third favorite cook book is An American Country Kitchen. This book has two of my favorites, the Broken Glass candies that are cinnamon and spearmint flavored (great for Christmas) and Buckeyes. Yummy & festive!
Do you think the cookbook will become a thing of the past? Do you think that people will still turn to their bookshelves when the want to try a new recipe or do you think they will head to the computer and type in the words, google.com?
I for one am vowing right here and right now, not to give up on the Internet or e-reader (I LOVE that thing), but to turn to my cookbook collection when I'm looking for something new. That being said, BLOGGERS---keep those recipes coming! I always love to try new ones and I love collecting them in electronic form as well!
So I ask you, do you have any favorite cookbooks?