Cookbook Crush

If you're new to my blog, you might not know my insider tip for buying new cookbooks.  Before I ever purchase a cookbook, I always check it out at the library first.  This allows me to weed out the superb from the sub-par, and peruse each book at leisure, before I make the financial commitment to cook beyond my culinary means. 

My latest borrow from the library was What Katie Ate by Katie Quinn Davies.  She also has a blog of the same name with plenty of delectable eats.  This cookbook boasts impeccable food photographs, funky fonts, and an artsy piecemeal spread of text and graphics that has a vintage vibe.

Some recipes that stood out to me...
+ Strawberry, apple, and almond breakfast muffins
+ Caramelized onion and goat cheese tartlets with balsamic syrup
+ Pumpkin ravioli with brown-butter sauce and roasted pecans
+ Barbecued sweetcorn with chile, mint, and lime butter
+ rhubarb, mascarpone, and hazelnut tartlets




Melanie said...

Every time I see this book in Anthropologie I itch to bring it home with me! That is such a good idea to take books out of the library first! If there aren't enough pictures in a cookbook I won't buy it...that's usually my test but getting it out from the library and trying out the recipe! That's a great idea! =)

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Lindsay said...

I do this too! Yet another reason the library is so amazing. I'll def add this to my list!

Leslie said...

Just reading that list makes me hungry!

Sarah Alway said...

Checking it out at the library first is a fantastic idea, I never would have thought of that! Plus then you could just photocopy your favorite recipes. :-)

Anonymous said...

I never thought to check it out at the library but I do browse at book stores before buying on Amazon. Why waste the money on a sub-par cookbook? I can't wait for the new cookbook "Gather" to come into stores so I can peruse it before I buy.

Heather @ Simple Wives said...

Oh my...I would love to add that recipe book to my collection! The cover is drool worthy. ;-)

Ashley said...

I always check them out at the library first too! Nothing worse than getting a cookbook you think will be good and find out there's nothing you really want to make. I'll have to check this one out!