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The “A Cookbook a Week” Challenge….Will you join me? [old]

Breadcrumbs | | Sep 7, 2012 04:54 PM

Like many of you here, I LOVE cookbooks and I suffer from a seemingly incurable ailment that prevents me from saying “NO” to books that appeal to me.

Trouble is (or at least one of the problems this creates!), often a book arrives at my door and despite my excitement and, very best intentions to have a good look through it, the book gets placed onto a bookcase before I’ve ever really had an opportunity to read and enjoy it, let alone cook from it.

So here’s my idea. I’m here to commit to pulling one book off the shelf each week. I’m going to take a good look through it and, report back here as to my impressions, recipes that appealed (or didn’t), what I liked, what I didn’t etc. I also hope to bookmark the recipes that appeal in EYB and if I later have the opportunity to make them, I’ll report back here (or link to the review if it appears elsewhere in Chowhound).

My hope is that I’ll discover some treasures in my collection and, cull the duds.

I figure if I put this out there, truly commit to it, it might actually happen.

What do you think? Will you join me by adding your impressions of cookbooks here? Even if you can’t do it weekly, I’d love to have some company and I'm imagining this would be a really useful resource for those of us who just might, maybe perhaps, possibly be thinking of adding yet another cookbook to our collections!!

I’ll be back before the weekend is back with a report on my first book.