Kittee got me thinking about cookbooks recently when she inquired on the PPK forum about favorites that are lesser known. I don't think I have many uncommon cookbooks, but I do have old favorites that I want to re-visit and explore with a new eye. I seem to be drawn to restaurant cookbooks such as Threadgill's, Horizons Cookbook, and The Grit. Another favorite theme is Entertaining (Vegetarian Appetizers, Entertaining for a Veggie Planet, and The Art of the Cocktail Party , for example). And then there's my miscellaneous category of quirky books, including Cooking Like a Goddess and Biker Billy's Freeway-a-Fire (yes, Biker Billy is a vegetarian).
As if that's not enough to keep me busy, I can't refrain from test driving cookbooks from the library too. Currently these include The Improvisational Cook, Enemy of the Steak, French Vegetarian Cooking, Techniques of Healthy Cooking by the CIA, and Vegan Vittles.
What's your latest cookbook purchase? Or do you have an old favorite that you want to peruse again? Perhaps you think cookbooks are for luddites and frequent an online site for your new recipe fix. Leave a comment to weigh in or share a favorite book.