I love to buy, and read cookbooks, epsecially the ones with beautiful artistic photography and mouthwatering recipes.
Here are some of my favourite books on my kitchen shelf.
This one I came across last year and had to buy it ;
Annabel Langbein, The Free Range Cook.
Not only does it have wonderful photographs, the recipes are great.
I have cooked quite a lot of tasty meals from it and can highly recommend this book.
Here are a few pages, from the book
Annabel cooks in a little cabin in Central Otago at the foot of the Southern Alps. Imagine looking out at that everyday!
Most of her food comes from her garden and you can see her going on expeditions around the region hunting, fishing and gathering. The book is the companion to her International TV series, which is really a good watch, if you get the chance to see this series.
Your home will soon be your favourite restaurant, she says.
Digging in the earth is such a simple way to feel groundedWhen you start with really fresh ingredients it's easy to be a great cook are some of the quotes she shares.
My family and I have been enjoying some of the recipes I have tried, from this book.
Have a fun week planning all your favourite things, maybe some creative work and happy recipe hunting.