What is here, however, is a challenge for me and anyone else who has the same dilemma. As noted in a previous post, I love food magazines. I have many subscriptions and many copies. My collection of EVERY Cook's Illustrated magazine predates my husband. I also have an enormous collection of cookbooks.
I love cookbooks.
I read them like novels. I love the pictures. I love the commentary. I love the possibilities. Apparently, what I don't love is cooking out of most of them. I counted today. I own 168 cookbooks. I have, to the best of my knowledge, cooked out of 29 of them. That's 17%. I always find recipes that sound fun and fabulous. And then I never cook them. I rely on the same three or four books and supplement with the magazines and the internet.
I decided that this has to change. So I am challenging myself. And you, if you're game. I have decided that I am going to cook through my collection of books. It's not going to be a Julie and Julia situation. I'm not making every recipe. I'm going to make one recipe from one new book each week. I'll let you know the name of the book and the recipe I make. In theory, this is a three year project. We'll see what gives out first -- my will or my collection of books. Though the collection seems to be growing all the time....
Come back next week to see the cover recipe from the Dorie cookbook. And check in every so often to see how I'm doing on my journey.