One of my favourite things about our new community is the annual book sale, which benefits our tiny local library. It's makes for a great morning, sifting through the gymnasium full of books, chatting with neighbours about your respective finds, and hauling home an armload of new treasures (for a mere 50 cents to $2 per book).
As usual, my first stop was the cookbook table, and I literally came away with an armload:
I've borrowed Mad Hungry from the library countless times, so that was the first thing I snapped up.
The Girls Who Dish is a collection of recipes from female Vancouver chefs. My recipe for grilled eggplant comes from one of their later books.
I love Martha Stewart's recipes, but probably never would have picked up this copy of Entertaining if I hadn't just learned that it's the "favourite cookbook of all time" of my favourite Canadian chef, Chuck Hughes. It seemed like such an unlikely pairing that I had to check it out.
I really enjoyed reading Julie & Julia, and am hoping Cleaving will be just as entertaining.
The other books are packed with information and luscious sounding food, by authors I know I like. Maya Angelou isn't exactly known for her skills in the kitchen, but the recipes in her book are the epitome of comfort food.
The only problem now is that I have lots of work to get done, and way too many distractions...