This month’s random recipe challenge is something a little different…
Instead of choosing a recipe according to Dom‘s strict instructions for random selection, he asked us to invite fellow bloggers and readers into our houses to where we keep our cookbooks.
Although I blogged about our kitchen last year I didn’t post any photos, so here is a little blurry tour of my bookshelves.
Top left: address books, Jessica’s DVDs (& some of Jonathan’s, now I look closely), books about wine, cocktails and parenting. The whiskey and champagne containers are sadly now empty – I use them to store fondue skewers, chopsticks and cutlery for large parties.
Bottom left: Jamie, Nigella, clips and cuttings, pens, scissors and a photo of me and my best friend when we were much younger.
Here’s a close up of the card…
Top right: Nigel, my notebooks, cakes and muffins. The space is where Good to the Grain usually lives – it’s currently on a trip to C’s house. 48 wine glasses live in the large brown box (we do like to throw large parties).
Bottom right: curries, Good Housekeeping, Delia (the white books are How to Cook).
In the corner: Jonathan’s Christmas present (my husband has a thing for knives), a couple of books about Ancient Greece, cookery books I’m borrowing (I promise to give it back soon Rachael) and my sister’s friend’s latest book which I haven’t got round to reading yet.
I watch a lot of random recorded trash on TV as I cook. DVDs step in when its just too trashy – the West Wing is by far my favourite box set.
And as we’re taking about reading material, I couldn’t miss out the fridge. Invitations, bus timetable, newsletters, programme for Café 2012, shopping lists, photographs, postcards – actually it needs a good clear out by the looks of it!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this sneaky peek into no 41. To see some more, check out Archaeology Gastronomy when I cook various recipes in front of the camera.