Tuesday, July 1, 2008

there goes the cookbook, another publishing casualty


When our daughter volunteered to make dinner, I reminded her where the cookbooks are. Cookbooks? she said, incredulous at me and my luddite ways.

Which is how I discovered SmittenKitchen, a food-porn site favorited by foodies everywhere, recipes from a writer/photographer who chronicles culinary adventures in the 80 sq. ft kitchen of her NYC tenement walkup. Even if you hate to cook, you'll be seized with sudden desire fling yourself at a stove.

4 comments:

Joker said...

It may be true, but all I'm going to say is that "mom cooking" comes from old books with notes jotted in them. I think there's great love between cooks and their tools and to be honest, my mom really loves to cook and bake and she's tried some recipes but always goes back to one specific book that has never failed her. Besides a Flour filled keyboard is not a pretty sight lol.

Auntie Christ said...

Agree with the joker. I don't want my keyboard near the King Arthur or Clabber Girl (I know you can print the page...). But, how do you get ideas if you don't have a reference tome to leaf through?

My mom had no cookbooks. She was a terrible cook, by the way.

HighJive said...

i use my computer to order pizza online.

Ad Broad, oldest working writer in advertising said...

@joker--What's the book? Just curious...

@Auntie--Agree that flipping thru cookbook pages more satisfying than clicking thru

@highjive--thanks for sharing.