Tasty cookbooks

Today I spent most of the day cooking with Isabel for our New Year’s Eve dinner party. I was using a cookbook and I realised something. Cookbooks usually have text describing the recipes and pictures illustrating them. When you cook something, you (well, I) inevitably stain the book with sauce or other tasty juices. The great thing is that the food bits staining a recipe tend to be a result (either final or intermediate) of such recipe.

So, in the end, you add flavour (and, why not, smell too) to the cookbook you use.

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2 Responses to “Tasty cookbooks”


  1. 1 rp 11 January 2005 at 10:57

    My mother (I don’t cook, I just wok) has a transparent stand. The cookbook goes *behind* it. Clever.

  2. 2 cesargon 11 January 2005 at 20:10

    Your mother’s idea is nice. However, I was not complaining that my cookbooks are stained with food, quite the opposite. I like it. I think that, from a metaphysical perspective, stains add richness and expresivity to the recipes. You can actually see the food.


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