I don’t know about you, but as soon as the weather begins to get chilly, I get the urge to cook my little heart out. It’s the only time of year that I get tired of making the same old thing over and over again, and I begin to wonder what else I could add to my repertoire. I’ll admit, cookbooks used to frighten me. I’d read a recipe and think “Yeah, THAT’S never going to happen.” Then one day, I said to hell with it and used a recipe out of a cookbook. The end result didn’t look anything like the picture in the book (it never does), but you know what? It was pretty damn good! I overcame my fear of screwing up a recipe and now have a pretty good collection of cookbooks.
October is National Cookbook Month, and boy, do we have all different kinds of cookbooks here at KU! Our cookbook section is a bonanza of mouthwatering treats ranging from classic to the obscure. It’s pretty great!
We carry authors like Nigella Lawson, Jamie Oliver, The Barefoot Contessa, Martha Stewart, Racheal Ray, etc. We love the food, all the food! We have classics like “The Joy of Cooking” and the wonderfully strange like “The Sriracha Cookbook”. We have books for those on a budget, books for those who are just starting to cook, books for those who want to impress their friends. We have Pittsburgh cookbooks, meat-centric cookbooks, and vegetarian cookbooks. Anyone else’s tummy growling?
So, this month, pick up your favorite cookbook, or come and get a new one, and get cooking! You know I will.