Hey Sis, great idea! My indispensable cookbooks are:
1) The vegetarian meat & potatoes cookbook by Robin Robertson
2) The volumetrics eating plan by Barbara Rolls, Ph.D.
3) Still life with menu by Mollie Katzen
4) Cooking Light magazine
5) Healthy homestyle cooking by Evelyn Tribole, M.S., R.D.
6) The healthy slow cooker by Judith Finlayson
7) Better Homes and Gardens biggest book of bread machine recipes
8) On food and cooking: the science and lore of the kitchen by Harold McGee
I'd be interested to know what all of your indispensable cookbooks are.
The cookbooks I reach for most often and which give me the most consistently unfailing results are:
Chez Panisse Vegetables by Alice Waters
The Balthazar Cookbook by Keith McNally et al
Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan
Bugialli on Pasta by Giulliano Bugialli
I also make a great baguette that has become legendary among my family and friends, the recipe for which I now know by heart but that came from The Bread Baker's Apprentice by Peter Reinhart.
Welcome to this new blog! For a long time my husband has been telling me I should make a food blog chronicling all of the recipes that I make, yet I could never find the incentive to do so until I decided I want to share this part of my life with others who are also passionate about food. Just as a good meal is made even better by sharing it with loved ones, so this endeavor will be made all the more meaningful by inviting you all to take part.
I am envisioning weekly or seasonal themes that I will moderate, but at the same time please know that you may share any inspiring recipe you've made at any time, or to discuss at will any food or food-related concept that piques your interest.
My posts of recipes will include photos as often as possible, because: food is wonderful to look at, recipes are more enticing when accompanied by an image of food, and photos of food will certainly enhance the look of this blog! With this in mind, I have created the blog with a black background... in my opinion, most photos look better on black :) I encourage you all to post your own photos as much as you can.
Then, without further ado, let the blogging begin!