The snow is falling here in Chicago, as promised by the weatherman. It’s the first significant amount of the season, and actually very late. We usually have a lot more by this time. Whenever the snow begins, all I want to do is stay in the kitchen and cook all day and warm up the house, which is exactly what I am going to do. I’m going to steam up all the windows and just go from one recipe to another. But I wanted to share an article with you first, from Russ Parsons of the LA Times. A man after my own heart.
It seems Mr. Parson’s home is swamped with cookbooks. He divides his books into three groups: the cookbooks used every day for research; the ones used for deep research only looked at every once in a while; and the ones almost never used at all, the latter being the one he treasures most – in other words – the ones we buy for love. It’s because they all tell a story. I would love to hear the stories of his cookbooks. But like I said, right now all I want to do is cook and bake. Here is the link to Mr. Parson’s article. If you are a cookbook lover, it will make you smile. Of course you are a cookbook lover, or you wouldn’t read my blog. I am anxious to head for the kitchen now, bright and early, with the glow of the snow starting to shine through the windows. I love winter.
While I am cooking, I will try to figure out how I can meet Mr. Parson and his cookbooks and see how he arranges his collection, or at least see a photo. My Culinary Cellar is going to be going through a make-over very soon and I will be posting lots of photos on the progression. I love seeing what other people do with their massive cookbook collections. What I do know for sure is that they are all very much loved. Every single one.
Time to cook.