Cleaning off my bookshelf

One of my resolutions for 2011 was to actually read the cookbooks in my extensive cookbook collection. If I have one that doesn’t have a lot of recipes in it I like, I will make copies of the recipes I want to keep and give the book away.

Here is the first cookbook that will no longer be crowding my bookshelf:

It’s not a bad cookbook. Actually, there’s some interesting information in it. The history of each name brand item is provided before several recipes featuring the brand. I found this interesting, but I’m kind of nerdy that way.

While the book is really intended for a British audience (Camp coffee, Colman’s mustard, Marmite and Vegemite are featured — I had to Google them to learn that they are international), the book does feature some American favorites like Coca Cola Cake, Philly Cream Cheesecake and Skippy peanut butter.

Very few of the recipes, though, appealed to me. When it comes down to it, aren’t recipes the reasons we own cookbooks?

I thought so.


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