The Joy of Cookbooks

I’m into porn. Cookbook porn. It’s a terrible habit. I have the basics: Betty, Julia, Fanny. I have the stuff that’s a little off: Nigella, Bobby, even a Canadian named Laura. Then there are the extremes: Silver Palate, Babycakes, Death By Chocolate. It’s a guilty pleasure. I savor each cookbook as it arrives in the … Read more

The Best Cookbooks to Consider Stocking

Recently, I found something interesting in a box of old books, which started me thinking about something new: cookbooks. I have been ignorant of cookbooks my whole life, treating them with an attitude similar to how I view my chainsaw instruction manual. But as a bookseller, I have quickly learned that, for many people, cookbooks … Read more