Cookbooks are abundant in my house. There is a stack on my nightstand that provides me nightly reading pleasure. There's another stack at the foot of my bed. In addition to these, I have devoted the coat closet in my hallway to my cookbook collection. Most recently, I bought a huge wicker basket to serve as the review queue for those cookbooks that are recently arriving to the McCallie manor and need to be reviewed for the blog.
When I'm not physically surrounded by cookbooks, I am virtually surrounded by them. My Amazon Wish Lists are long and detailed with various categories based on release dates, publishers, etc. I'm sure it may seem odd to some of you that someone would take such an obsessive interest in cookbooks. It feels a little odd to me to admit to such a thing but here we are. I like to think that I'm not alone in my obsession so I've poured through my wish lists to find some upcoming releases that I just have to share with you.
- The Southern Slow Cooker Bible: 365 Easy and Delicious Down-Home Recipes by Tammy Algood, published by Thomas Nelson
- Sally's Baking Addiction by Sally McKenney, published by Race Point Publishing
- Southern Thymes Shared by Lara Lyn Carter & Doc Lawrence, published by Pelican Publishing
- Johnny Harris Restaurant Cookbook by Julie Lowenthal, published by Pelican Publishing
- Preserving by the Pint by Marissa McClellan, published by Running Press
- First Prize Pies by Allison Kave, published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang
- Teeny's Tour of Pie by Teeny Lamothe, published by Workman Publishing
- The Southern Bite Cookbook by Stacey Little, published by Thomas Nelson
My thoughts: I'm trying to get my groove with preserving and love the idea of preserving in small batches. I have McClellan's first preserving cookbook and think this one is more suited to my preserving needs. ~ I just have a thing for pie cookbooks. I do. So, the fact that these two pie cookbooks are coming out in March is making me giddy. Yes, they must be part of my pie cookbook collection. Yes, I have a collection of pie cookbooks... ~Another Southern cookbook, The Southern Bite Cookbook, is from the Stacey Little at southernbite.com.
- Handmade Gatherings by Ashley English, published by Roost Books
- How to Cook Like a Southerner by Johnnie Gabriel, published by Thomas Nelson
- Dinner on the Grounds: Southern Suppers and Soirees by James Farmer, published by Gibbs Smith
- Mediterranean Cooking by Pamela Clark, published by Sterling
My thoughts: Eek!! The excitement that is April cookbooks!! So much to say here. First, I love Ashley English and her blog, Small Measure (www.smallmeasure.com). I read her blog on a regular basis and own several of her books, including her pie cookbook. I just love everything that Ashley is about and can't wait to see the parts of her life that she shares in this new book. ~ Next, I own Johnnie Gabriel's first two cookbooks and know that I need this one site unseen. I don't need to look inside of this one to know that this cookbook will be filled with quality recipes and lovely, inspiring essays. ~ One of my favorite cookbooks of 2013 is James Farmer's A Time to Cook. I love everything about it from the recipes, to the photos, to the writing style. It's a gorgeous cookbook!! You need it. You can just look at the cover above to know that see that this book will be full of style. ~ Finally, I'm stepping out of my comfort zone with Mediterranean Cooking. I've seen some of the recipes that are featured in this cookbook and I can't wait to get into the kitchen to recreate these recipes and expand my family's eating horizons.
I hope that you've found a cookbook or two that piques your interest. All of my thoughts here are based on cookbooks that I currently own by some of the authors and the detailed information that I have garnered from Amazon. If you buy any of these cookbooks, please come back and share your opinion with us.