13.10.16

$8 cook books + not being a minimalist all the time

I may be a minimalist with my wardrobe and my home and our kid's toys, and blah blah blah.. but then there's cook books. And suddenly I need ALL THE BOOKS. I use an eReader for most of my fiction, and our kid's frequent the library over the book store, but there's something about having a real cook book in hand, splattered with oil and red wine and crusted with dried pastry dough. Something to leaf through and be inspired, and remember why you actually want to make dinner tonight.

Most cookbooks are $30 or more, so I often save them for birthday money or Christmas lists, but once in a while, there are a few crazy deals out there and I buy them before you can say preheat the oven! Here's two I just grabbed for only $7.99 each! That's 79% OFF, friends.

Classic Recipes for Modern People is written by two chef brothers who re-imagine their childhood favourites with their modern sensibilities and skills. Lamb ribs with lavender!? I'm dying.

http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/7945178/type/dlg/https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/classic-recipes-for-modern-people/9781616288129-item.html?ref=by-shop%3abargain-books%3abargain-cookbooks%3acookbooks-10-and-under%3a27%3a
http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/7945178/type/dlg/https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/classic-recipes-for-modern-people/9781616288129-item.html?ref=by-shop%3abargain-books%3abargain-cookbooks%3acookbooks-10-and-under%3a27%3a

Saveur Easy Italian is another one I'm really excited about. Brad loves pasta and eats it at least once every.single.day. His grandmother made pasta by hand until she was well into her 90's so he comes by it honestly! Saveur can do no wrong, and this book is a killer deal.


2 comments:

  1. I'm with you for the cooking books, I hardly can be minimalist with them too. To me, they are mementos of happy moments and sometimes failed recipes. ;) I actually started taking notes in my favorites ones after a 70+ years old cookbook was passed on to me. I found a bunch of little notes in it, like "the kids loved this one", "use chocolate chips next time", etc. It seemed that this cookbook was beaming with the love and the happy moments the cook shared with her family.

    Isn't that what cooking is all about?

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