1. When you look for a cookbook what things are selling points for you or things that interest you?
I look for:
ease of recipes
being able to find the ingredients the recipes call for easily and inexpensively
I don’t have time, energy, or the desire to be a slave in the kitchen making elaborate recipes these days. Nor do I have the budget for raw cacao powder and organic goji berries. The recipes have to be practical and user-friendly for me to really click with a book.
Then again, there are some cookbooks that I view as art and inspiration. I get inspired by the books, even if I will never make the recipe.
2. What’s the last recipe you’ve made from a cookbook?
This is hard because I never follow anyone’s recipe in entirety! I ad-lib, tweak, combine ideas I’ve seen, and add in my own twists. I am the worst at recipe-following to the letter of the law. I am such a wing-it cook.
3. What’s the last recipe you’ve made from a blog?