This month Dom from the wonderful Belleau Kitchen blog set a rather unusual Random Recipe theme..rather than making something from our books under the random theme, it was instead to photograph all of our lovely cookery books!
In a past life, I had three glorious bookshelves, all carefully laid out but what with moving twice in the past year and downsizing, my poor cookery books have subjected to months languishing between the boot of the car, under the bed, by the side of the bed and everywhere else in between it would seem! Some even dare I say it...have moved on to pastures new due to space issues...never to be forgotten though!
So now the survivors are down to just two homes. And in all honesty could be trimmed down a little more but all in good time!!
Their main home now is my last surviving Billy bookshelf - which thanks to the very generous Jules answering my twitter prayer many months back after losing one the bolts during one the house moves, is functional again and now plays home to as many cookery books as I could fit on it, along with a few other random non food ones (yes there are books outside of food! Shocking!) It is carefully sandwiched in my bedroom between my computer desk and boxes of various items that needs to still go to ebay/ charity etc which will happen when I finally remember to take them with me!
Their second home is in the lounger, in a rather unattractive shelving unit that came with the flat, they jostle for space with a pile of fiction books that I am yet to read. Fortunately I am now all finished with my college studies so have lots of free time again to slowly plough through them all! For a while I couldn't bear the thought of looking in a non maths related book but thankfully thats all for a long while yet! I rarely luckily have to buy any books as they get swapped around family and friends, so have quite a backlog now to get through! Also on the shelf is my mini hoover pig - cant resist anything a bit kitsch!
Underneath is a small pile of cookery books that are also destined for pastures new...mainly ones bought on bulk deals via the Book People that I have never, and will probably never get around to to using and really deserve better than gathering dust here..
There is usually one or two cookery books on my bedside table but I have tidied up this week so the table top is clear for a change! Most recently it was My Favourite Ingredients by Skye Gyngell I was given for my birthday that is rather lovely so far..
So that's them! Now I am off to put all the bits n bobs that adorn (clutter) the bookshelf in my room back on it, which currently includes two Hawaaian Lei's from a recent hen party and my new jewellery hanger that recently broke the hooks...now to find a drill....!