There are, in my opinion, three musts in my life: great books, great food and a great kitchen. Give me a great story where I can bury myself in the plot, admire the scenery and fall in love with the characters. Or give me a book brimming with gorgeous photographs for me to savor and enjoy. Or give me a cookbook. Definitely give me a cookbook! Give me one that I can read from front to back and all over again, with pages marked from notes in pencil, or marked from spatterings of whatever dish it is I am making or wine I am pouring, and pages that have been flagged, marking my favorite recipes. I love beautiful, image-filled cookbooks, as well as the instructional, informational varieties such as those from Fanny Farmer, Julia Child and Joy of Cooking. In my own small kitchen I have two bookcases filled with books, a collection that continues to grow. One day I will have my very own kitchen library with copious amounts of books, comfortable seating, plenty of lighting and of course a library ladder - No library is complete without a ladder!
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