Thursday, January 30, 2014

On the kitchen area bookshelves...

Added note:  Always in the basket are the cookbooks from which I am researching recipes at the moment.

I was asked what books are in the kitchen bookshelves.  I figured a little show is easier than tell at the moment.  These are the cookbooks in my 30+ years of collecting.  I gave my gourmet style cookbooks to the library for their sales long ago...

Oh, that red bookshelf was in my husband's room when he grew up.  I think it amusing that it is painted red as that is not a color his family ever decorated with.  So it had to be used when it came to be in his bedroom. Perhaps the shelf knew it was coming to me someday?  ;)


I'd say three-fourths of these books were purchased used, some were gifts, and only a few did I pay full price.

These pics do not show absolutely every cookbook... but most of them.

15 comments:

Rebecca said...

One of my favorite things to see is what is on peoples' bookshelves :) I see many familiar and favorite titles here :)

Anonymous said...

Tuesday when the roads were icy and I stayed home from work here in East Texas, I spent a good bit of the day looking thru cookbooks and marking on a front page page numbers of recipes I would like to try. It was a pleasnt day inside with the fire going and nothing pressing to do. An iced in day can be a good thing once every three of four years. Blessings, Sharon D.

Melissa said...

Oh my, do I have book envy!!!! Four Susan Branch and 2 John Hadamuscin books, what treasures! I also saw some Gooseberry Patch in there, from my home State of Ohio.

Cheryl said...

Ah, cookbooks! Such a reflection of home!

Vee said...

A lovely collection of cookbooks...

Front Porch Grace said...

The cookbooks are lovely. I can hear them asking you to read and cook. Old cookbooks are divine. I have tucked all of my most-used cookbooks away under my counter. Your cheery, red, hubby's shelves have me dreaming of some tweaking of my own.

Have a lovely day and stay warm.

Anonymous said...

Nice collection! Some of my favourites are there too.

Karen Andreola said...

I'm always curious to see what is on a friend's bookshelf - maybe I should say, "snoopy."

It makes sense that your cookbooks are on red shelf as it is a cozy color accent in your house. Yes, it seems the shelf was destined for you.
The bookshelf in my office I painted pink long ago - for a young daughter's bedroom. Our cookbooks are on a yellow pantry shelf. I appreciate color this time of year, don't you?

Heather L. said...

Oh I love your collection!!! So many wonderful ones! I must start collecting more of Susan Branch's books for sure. All my friends are loving her Fine Romance book. I'm SO glad I bought that.

Mrs.Rabe said...

You know I love your red!

And your cookbooks! What a lovely collection. Many I am not familiar with, but I am familiar with some of them.

I am off to look up John Hadamuscin.

Deanna

Angela said...

What a great cookbook collection! I keep mine on a shelf inside a kitchen cabinet over the microwave, so I got rid of ones I don't use. I mostly use Southern Living's 30 Years of our Best Recipes and also Mad Hungry. Other than that, it's church recipe books usually. Happy cooking!

Thoughts for the day said...

Have you checked out Susan Branch's blog? and she has a wonderful book out now about England.
You would enjoy it.

Debbie said...

I see we have some of the same cookbooks. :) I have lots of cookbooks and I read them like novels...my husband has given up on trying to remind me of how many I already have. ;)

Lisa said...

Brenda - Your books are pretty to just view!Have you ever read Laurie Colwin's Home Cooking and More Home Cooking?

Lisa said...

Brenda - Your books are pretty to just look at! Have you ever read Laurie Colwin's cookbooks?