It just doesn’t seem quite right that National Library Week should go by without even a mention. I mean, I’m a teacher for heaven’s sake.
Here’s how it connects to baking.
Did you know that along with a gazillion other items (like all of the seasons of 24) you can also check COOKBOOKS out from the library?
I don’t know about your local library system, but, I’m telling you, mine is amazing. All I have to do is request a cookbook online and, before long, it’s delivered to the library of my choosing. Doesn’t matter if it’s in another library or even another county. They’ll get it for me.
I’m loving it because who really wants to make every recipe in a particular cookbook?
Yes, there is a small armload of cookbooks that I call on regularly as great resources, and I’m so glad they are ALL mine. But, for the most part, I just want to sample a few good culinary creations. Agree?
Oh, and did I mention I actually like reading cookbooks? Cover to cover, my friends. I’ll leave you to guess what Nate thinks about that. 🙂 Anyway, if you hear about a cookbook that sounds interesting, or if you like a particular recipe I blog about and are interested in the cookbook it came from, check your library. Of course, they don’t have EVERYthing, but pretty close.
Here’s a round-up of my favorites that I’ve check out in the past year:
Sky High Cakes (checked out twice and renewed it the maximum of three times each. This is one I NEED to buy!)
The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook
More from Magnolia
The Cake Bible
Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day
The Perfect Cake
Baked: New Frontiers in Baking (also checked out twice…I couldn’t help it!)
Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey: Desserts for the Serious Sweet Tooth
The Cake Book
The Modern Baker
One more thing: in honor of National Library Week you should check out one of my most favorite food bloggers, The Food Librarian. She’s the real deal — a librarian and fabulous baker. Oh, and she happens to be having some great giveaways this week too!
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