If you're anything like me you have dozens of cookbooks gathering dust on your bookshelves, some of which have never even been cooked from. Sure I spent hours browsing through them when I first bought them, marking all the recipes I was going to make with little post-it notes, and yet still those books languish in the bookcase and never make it to the kitchen. There are others from which I have made but one recipe which was such a resounding success that I've made it over and over again, and yet somehow I've never made anything else from that book. Sound a bit familiar?!
Take comfort - you are not alone, and now Cookbook Sundays is your opportunity to change that. Every Sunday I'm going to share with you a recipe that I haven't made before from one of my ever expanding collection of cookbooks. And, because I know that if you have read this far then you are guilty of this too, I'm inviting you to join in with me. Each week my Cookbook Sundays post will have a linky for you to share something you've cooked from one of your cookbooks.
The rules for joining in are simple:
- Your post must state the author and the title of the book your recipe has come from.
- Your post must mention Cookbook Sundays and link back to this post. Including the Cookbook Sundays badge is optional, but always appreciated.
- You may submit as many entries as you like, and you may use the same cookbook as many times as you like. Old posts are also welcome.
- Lastly, remember that what goes around, comes around - one of the reasons you are participating in this is because you want people to read your posts, so do the right thing and go and visit a few of the other participants - you can even "Like" your favourites.
Now, go and dust off those cookbooks and get cooking! Use the linky tool at the end of this post to submit your entry/entries - simply scroll down to where it says "You are next ... Click here to enter", and then follow the instructions. The linky will be open for one week.
Lastly, if you would like to use the Cookbook Sundays badge in your post, simply copy the code in the box beside the badge below and paste it into your post. Feel free to also use it in your sidebar if you wish.
Morning Sue! I just linked up a Jamie Oliver recipe from my new favourite cookbook. I was going to link this dish up last week and just totally forgot. Hope you're having a great weekend, thanks for hosting!ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining in again, Brenda. That Jerk Chicken looks and sounds wonderful. You're obviously really enjoying that book - reminds me I need to get my Jamie Oliver cookbook down off the shelf.Delete
I'm sorry for not linking up last week, Sue. Things got away from me and before I knew it, it was another week.ReplyDelete
This week I have two dishes from what has become one of my top cookbooks, Food From Many Greek Kitchens. I love when you say that the dishes remind you of being in Greece...kinda cements the whole thing for me. Thanks for hosting!
Michele, things seem to be really getting away from me right now too - just started a second job, and all of a sudden, my life's not my own.Delete
Love that book - I'm really enjoying getting into it. Always brings back such wonderful memories for me when I think about these dishes.
Thanks for joining in again xo
Bit scared really, some authors don't like their recipes to be copied and acted out in blogs... unless I know the author...ReplyDelete
Do the old posts need to be reposted with a current date, or do we just need to add the logo and link to them?
I understand your reticence, Alessandra, and I can understand how some authors might feel.Delete
I would hope that those participating do so with respect for the cookbook author. From my own point of view, I never directly copy another authors recipe - I always make some adaptations to the recipe and re-write it in my own words. I also hope that this event will encourage readers to actually go out and buy the book.
So pleased that you made the time to join in - thanks.
Just linked up! Thanks for hosting and have a lovely day!
Thanks for joining in again, Joyce - hope you had a lovely weekend.Delete
I've linked up another recipe that I've adapted from my Anne of Green Gables Cookbook - it's such a great resource! Thank you for hosting, Sue, and have a great week!ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining in again, April - you seem to be really enjoying that book.ReplyDelete