Tuesday, August 17, 2010

devouring cookbooks...

I am a voracious cookbook reader.
I love cookbooks.
Not only do I love trying out recipes from them but also love collecting them.
Some for their rustic food photography, some for their authentic regional cuisine, some for their simplicity, some for stories from bakeries of far away lands...
Nowadays I am leaning more towards recipes using wholesome and natural ingredients.

I would try anything that suggests using fresh locally or home grown vegetables and fruits. So when I saw Jamie Oliver's cookbook recently, I just knew I had to pick it up.

The rustic food photography...
Enjoy your cookbooks:-)

12 comments:

Lady Prism said...

Hi! I just saw the link from my FB page so here I am!

This is a lovely post. I have cookbooks as well but pretty much rely on the internet for inspiration. You've made me see things from a different light. I'll look up the books you've shared here. Thanks for the inspiration!

Dramatic photos! Luv' them all!

~mE said...

Omg i love this post
I love reading cook books too. I dont try recipes as much as you do. But i love drooling over them :)

Anita said...

Your photographs of the cookbooks are so beautifully set up! I want to own these book s too!

PreeOccupied said...

Love all your compilations!

ingrid said...

Love your photographs and so happy to have found your blog. Really interesting reading.

Gillian said...

oh so beautiful Arch! all of it.
i love food and cookbooks and the photography of food too....it is all scrumptious and gives our lives such flavour!
goodnight xo

Kits said...

I discovered this year that I like cooking :) So naturally cookbooks become important although the Internet is not so bad either. And my latest find has been 'Samayal' which is a brilliant find in my opinion considering the move to Japan with the soon to be husband :)

Thumbs up on this post.

Raincloud said...

Oh, beautiful series of photos. I love the way these composition works with books.

Arch at Rang said...

Lady Prism, Sharanya, Anita, Pree~ Thank you:-)

ingrid~ Welcome:-)

Blue~ So true:-)

Kits~ Wow, that is great to know that you too have a passion for cooking. Moving to Japan...sounds lovely!

Raincloud~ Thanks:-)

blogaloorgirl said...

beautiful photos..

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures on this post! And a great table setting with fruits and a plant. What plant is that, may I ask? Jade?

Swati Seth said...

:) such a beautiful post,Arch.
I love reading cook books & food magazines.:) And of course, I love cooking n eating too hehehe