I do not really have a faourite recipe book -I do like reading recipe books and love to look through the magazines that are cheap and come out monthly, and although I do have a collection of cook books, I do not use them often.
I have therefore no favourites apart from a hand written one I have done myself while my mother was alive and include many of her German recipes.
That's a lovely book name, Finy! We have 3 self seeded wattle trees at the bottom of our drive. They should be flowering in about a month. They make my heart sing, when they're in flower! (Mad aren't I?) I think they're the only wattle trees, in someones yard, in our suburb!
No not anymore as don't cook much, however I love browsing recipes, why I don't know, I imagine that in a future life I may cook some of them but....there is not going to be a future life realistically....!!
i am not much of a recipe cook,more a creative one!!! But though I rarely use my beautiful cook books I do have some favourites.One has to be the very early onepublished by Australian Women's Weekly.It is a large hard back treasure titled Cookery in Colour.and the pages for each section are printed on a different colour. I used to love poring over this book as a kid.My mum used it quite a lot,and the good old fashioned never-fail recipes are still as great today as when it was released!!
I don't ever really have the need to use a Recipe Book.
I have our menu in my head, and I also make up things too.
Trying to keep it simple.
Gone are the days now for me to spend too much time in the kitchen :)
Two: The Australian Cookbook which I used at school with many base recipes and all the Vitamin & Health info, and The Golden Circle Cook Book.
Both excellent and always useful (and meals appreciated by all).
1. It was given to me by friends of my parents when they dropped in 1 Dec on their way to Q'ld for Christmas with the wife's family. (They didn't have children of there own.) Every recipe I have made from that book from the late '70's, has a penciled in date, so I wouldn't make that recipe again, for at least 12 months, but I had started off with The Commonsense Cookery Books.