Saturday, March 31, 2012

Cookbook Sundays # 17


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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:
  1. Your post must state the author and the title of the book your recipe has come from.
  2. Your post must mention Cookbook Sundays and link back to this post.  Including the Cookbook Sundays badge is optional, but always appreciated.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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10 comments:

  1. My first submission for Cookbook Sundays. I always enjoy seeing the other entries, especially to see recipes from cookbooks I already own. Thanks!

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    1. Welcome, Jacky - I'm so glad that you came to play :-) Do hope you'll join in again. I agree - I really enjoy it too when I see someone come up with something from a book I already own - it always prompts me to get that book down off the shelves again :-)

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  2. Thanks for hosting, Sue! I linked an eggplant dish that was really good (and I'm not an eggplant lover). Have a nice week!

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    1. Great dish, Michele, and good on you for giving an eggplant dish a try. Thanks for joining in again xo

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  3. Hi, Sue! This is my first submission for Cookbook Sundays, thanks for hosting :) This will be so much fun, I'm always trying to cook more from my books.

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    1. Hi Andrea - welcome, and thanks for joining in. Hope you join in again, and this gives you the impetus to use those cookbooks some more xo

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  4. Hi Sue! This linky really encourages me to use my cookbooks and I love that. This week I have shared a ratatouille recipe based on Nigella Lawson's recipe in How To Eat, her wonderful first cookbook from way back in 1998. It's a really treasured resource on my bookshelf! Thank you for hosting, and have a lovely week.

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    1. I'm so glad you're enjoying this event, April, and so glad you shared something from Nigella's How to Eat. Your ratatouille looks wonderful, and I totally agree with you about this book. It is one of my favourites in my collection, and I still think it's her best book.
      xo

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  5. Hi Sue,
    Just linked up an omelette dish! Thank you for hosting, have a nice day!

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    1. Delicious, Joyce - I love Thai-style stuffed omelettes. Thanks for sharing xo

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