I have a lot of cookbooks.

I enjoy reading cookbooks. I don’t often follow a recipe when I’m cooking, but I love reading recipes and paging through books for inspiration. I follow recipes much more closely when I’m baking and it’s always a joy to find a book where the recipes consistently *work*. I think I’ve mentioned it before, but Secrets of a Jewish Baker: Recipes for 125 Breads from Around the World is one of those books. After following 3 very different recipes (challah, pita, cracked wheat bread) and finding success each time, I feel confident that anything else I try from this book will turn out well. Tomorrow I’ll post pictures and my adaptation of the Cracked Wheat Bread recipe.

In the meantime, I thought I’d start to document my bookshelf. I think it will take me a few days to get everything listed.

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