Wednesday, February 20, 2013

{a foodie life: cookbook junkie}

I have a confession. I’m a total nerd when it comes to cookbooks, food blogs, and really, anything written by and about people that love food.

Cookbooks and books written about (or by) foodies are always on my want-list, so my little collection is growing and lining the shelves of our living room, kitchen, and sometimes even on our nightstands.

As far as cook books, I can literally spend the afternoon reading recipes (yes, just ingredients and how to put them all together). The gorgeous pictures certainly enhance this pastime. My most recent cookbook “reads” include:

Some of my other recent favorites include:

The Sweet Life In Paris, written by San Francisco’s own, the lovely David Leibowitz. I just adored his book, and have since added his blog as one of my regular foodie reads. I love how his writing is so delicious on so many levels- from hilarious stories about learning to be a true Parisien to the art of a perfect chocolate cake, this book’s got it all. (Ok, you got me, I’ve read it twice…and have tried a few of the delicious recipes that almost make you want to put the book down and go grab a croissant.)

I also really enjoyed Grant Achatz’ book, Life, on the Line- a completely different approach to food. I was inspired by the passion and dedication that Achatz put into creating a truly unique dining experience, to the point where it was a difference between life and death.

Some of latest go-to food blogs that I always draw inspiration from include: The Smitten Kitchen, Orangette, Balanced Bites, Gluten Free Girl, and Dinner: A Love Story.

Between the books, blogs, and a few magazines peppered in there (get it? peppered...aha!) I think it’s safe to say that I’m obsessed. What are some of your favorite foodie reads? What are your go-to’s for recipes?


  1. I love reading Dessert First Girl! She's a local blogger.

  2. I thought I would stop by and say hi! Great blog and I love cookbooks too! Minneosta Farm Living


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