January 3, 2010

Channeling Julia in 2010

One of my newly penned goals for 2010 is to spend a little more time in the kitchen. I actually really enjoy cooking, it's just a matter of making time for it. After a few hours in the Cooking section of Barnes and Noble I think I've found some cookbooks that will have me reaching for my apron instead of a take-out menu in the future.

No list of cookbooks would be complete without a little Julia! I'll definitely be asking my grandmother if I can borrow this classic.

I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but this one is so beautiful how could I not want to take a look inside? I'll have to settle for mastering these recipes until I'm finally able to take my dream vacation to Greece.

Ditto to this book devoted to Italian cooking. I'll have to make sure to pair this one with extra visits to the gym.

Apparently this book is known as "the bible of french home cooking." If it's good enough for all the chic French women it's good enough for me!

Are there any cookbooks you can't live without? I'd love to hear them!


  1. What a great idea! I have seen Julie and Julia trois temps now!! xo Mitsy

  2. I LOVE the Joy of Cooking. It is definitely my go to cookbook. Be careful to get a newer version though, the old ones have recipes for offal and other strange things that were popular at the time.

  3. The Julia Child One seems to be your colors haha.

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  5. As I'm sure you can guess, mine is the Martha Stewart Cooking School. It's fabulous! I also go to the Barefoot Contessa Cookbooks a lot if I am throwing a party and then to Paula Deen's cookbooks for cook entertaining recipes.

  6. Not really any cook books I swear by but I was given the Silver Spoon cookbook and its pretty comprehensive. Also found some good recipes in a Nick Stellino book.

    La Cucina looks interesting. I come from a family of good cooks who do everything "by eye" so sometimes its hard to learn, recipes have been helpful in the process.


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