Monday, March 21, 2011

Weekend Bits: What I'm Reading

I spent the entire weekend hiding out in my apartment because of an unfortunate Friday accident during which I tripped, fell, and proceeded to chip a tooth. I guess I still haven't grown out of my teenage "clumsy" phase. Sigh. Of course, my dentist wasn't around until this morning, so I had an excuse to loll around the apartment, read, take in lots of Friday Night Lights episodes, and cook. It actually ended up being a nice break from...well...everything. Plus it gave me a chance to really get caught up on the growing pile of cookbooks I've been meaning to sink my teeth into (no pun intended).

I highly recommend all of the books pictured above (picture by Mark Iantosca). From top to bottom:

1. Keys to Good Cooking: A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes, by Harold McGee, $35, at
2. Canal House Cooking, Volume No. 5, by Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton, $19.95, at
3. A Bird in the Oven and Then Some, by Mindy Fox, $24.95, at
4. Pretty Delicious: Lean and Lovely Recipes for a Healthy, Happy New You, by Candice Kumai, $30, at
5. Barefoot Contessa: How Easy is That?, by Ina Garten, $35, at


  1. awesome collection. I have been meaning to buy some cookbooks myself but had no idea where to start, so this is very helpful!

    Love Makes Peace

  2. Can't wait for new recipe posts! You post such lovely dishes.

  3. You poor thing. Although isn't it nice to have an excuse to stay in and read?