When I was looking around my home for today's Tuesday's Treasures I discovered my favourite cooking books in one of my bookcases. I have many books but not many cook books.
These are 4 of my favourite cook books. The first 2 my oldest brother gave me in the late 1970's when I was a teenager. My brother has since died but he loved cooking and wanted me as his youngest sister to love cooking too. I use these books the most especially "The Commonsense Cookery Book". It is a great book with very simple recipes in it especially suitable for new cooks. I have given it to my nieces as presents. I know Bec uses her's, not sure if her sisters use their's.
When I was shopping last week I saw the new Margaret Fulton Cookbook. I looked through it but felt it wasn't as good as the original one that I own so didn't buy it. Margaret Fulton is the best known chef in Australia.
My favourite book is a compliation of recipes that I wrote in an old school textbook when I left home. It has all Mum's recipes in it that she used to cook when we were growing up. My mum rarely used a recipe but always cooked great food. When I left home I wanted to be able to cook the same recipes. I asked mum to write them down and as most of them were made from memory she would cook a different one each time I was home. I would write the steps down while she cooked them.
Don't forget to check out all the other Tuesday's Treasures on Clare's blog.