People often ask me how I spend my day when I’m not in the kitchen cooking.
As a food blogger, I find myself surrounded by food, thoughts of food, cooking, flipping through cooking magazines, reading everything I can get my hands on and attending cooking classes. It goes without saying but when you are doing something you love; you tend to immerse yourself with things and activities that are related to what you do. I used to enjoy watching a lot of cooking shows. Whether it was Bobby Flay, Giada or Kelsey’s Essentials . . I would turn on the tube any free moment I had. Now, I feel like free moments during the day are few and far between. In fact, I don’t really watch TV with the exception of a few favorite shows (insert Dancing with the Stars, my guilty pleasure) or when I’m running on my treadmill at home.
And now the best moments of my day, speaking purely alone time here, are in the morning when I’m drinking my coffee and reading stuff online and at night, after the kids are in bed and fast asleep and I can whip out my current favorite “I can’t stop reading” cookbook and read in bed.
I am loving the huge wave of success a lot of food bloggers are having with book deals and getting the chance to write their own books. And I’ve managed to start a pretty nice collection of these cookbook gems. We all cook and have something to say so I feel like cookbooks now need to have something special . . something that sets them apart. .
If you haven’t heard of Eat and Make by Paul Lowe (Sweet Paul), you need to click now and read this review. This is the best cookbook I’ve read in a long time and I have fallen in love with the recipes. Here are a couple I’ve made and photographed.
This cookbook is special you guys.
Click here to read my detailed review and to see what else I’ve made, what’s on my list to make this summer and what else this book has going on!!!
Enjoy! And please leave me a comment, either here or at The Kitchn. . do you already have the book? if so, what have you made? or is it on your wish list?
In the meantime, here is a similar recipe for the Orange & Hazelnut Cake from Eat The Love. But you really need to just buy this cookbook!
Disclosure: I now have the honor of reviewing a few cookbooks for The Kitchn. My reviews are completely honest and all opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for reading!