Sunday, July 13, 2008

Passion or Obsession?

I love cookbooks and I start buying them since I was in my secondary school. I have to admit that I have too many them. You can never let me go near a book stores and I will go crazy. Carlos is so scared of me especially if I go to Barnes and Noble. I will come out of the store with at least 2 to 3 cook books in hand and that doesn’t include food magazine yet. I subscribe to Bon Appetite, Gourmet, Cooking Light and also Everyday food magazine. I even have the habits of buy online now which is not good.

Do I refer to the all cook books for my cooking and baking? Maybe 20% of the time and mostly for my baking. As for cooking I will put whatever I want in a dish and never refer to an exact recipe. I just like to spending hours flipping through all of them and drooling over the beautiful photos. You will find more books on the shelves, my coffee table, night table and even bathroom.

What you see here is just my collections since moving to PA and the rest of the books are still in boxes at the basement. I can’t even remember what I have in those boxes. You won’t believe if I tell you I even bought the same baking books a few times and now I have two of it.

Back in Malaysia I have about 3 big boxes of the books in the storage. I am not sure how am I going to bring it all here. I wonder if it’s a good idea to ship it over here but I am pretty sure it is going to cost me a lot of money.

What I will do now is to avoid the book stores in order not to buy any more books. Carlos had been complaining that I am running out of space on the shelves for my books.


Zue Murphy said...

You could never be wrong having lots of books. They are your sources of knowledge. My parents never let me burn books. Sadly, the mice ate my books.:-(

Beachlover said...

oh!! I have the same problem as you when it's come to cooking and baking book.I start collecting baking books,years b4 I even start baking .Yesterday my Home and Garden mag arrived,Elliot ask me ,do I still subcribe to the mag?.of course it's only cost $12 for a year I said!.but I know this cost 12 and that cost 12,it's not 12 only anymore!!lol!!

Anonymous said...

hahah!maybe mama throw the 3 boxes away already! :P

Kiersten said...

Wow! Amazing! When I was over at your place, I did see the cookbooks but I thought that was the end of it. Mana tau you got summore hiding in the basement. But it's good. At least the cookbooks give you ideas on what to cook next. :)

ICook4Fun said...

Zue, tikus kat Malaysia memang suka makan buku :) Buku sekolah I yang lama lama pun dah lama kena makan :)

Lesley, I notice you too like buying cooking books :)

Amelia, no lah some of the books still in my room at mama's house and the 3 boxes is at the daddy's shop lot storage at Semenyih :) :)

Pinky, I didn't even unpack those old books when we move from CA :) :)

Salt N Turmeric said...

i used to 'collect' them too when we were in PA. i tell u, until now theyr still in the box! lol. altho mine is nowhere near the amt tht u have.

pearly said...

Gert dear :
I thought I am the only one nut with cook book hahahah looking at your book case wooo you are no 1 I will be call no 2 , I also like this, some time I even walk around the boots sale to get too cost me less . now my cook is every way in the house from the stone room to every room too hubby is getting really mad with me .
ahahahha that why you soooo good in cooking :) read lot is good I am the same the only book I love to read is cook book in the toilet or bed room :)

ICook4Fun said...

Farina, the one from CA still in a boxes kat basement. This are the one that I bought in PA. Teruk yea saya :)

Pearly, I too just love looking at cook books. My books is all over the house too. From the bedroom to the bathroom :)

KC said...

I have the same addiction to cookbooks. I've bought cookbooks twice because I forgot I have it. I also have books in storage and I can't find them.

I rebought Diana Kennedy's the Cooking of Mexico because I loved one recipe from it. Then I couldn't find the 2nd one (also put in storage when we moved). I didn't want to buy a third one so I found the recipe online at Big Oven.