I often read Dominic Frank's blog Belleau Kitchen but usually too late to enter his 'random recipes' competition. This month however, it is a little different. Take a photo of your cookbook collection and tell a little story about them.
I have an extensive collection of cookbooks, some I have bought over time and some sent to me by publishers to review for my blog. But whichever way they came to me they are all precious.
I have only taken photos of the main pile in the living room but I also have some on the small bookshelf under the TV and a big box full in my storage unit from my previous life, house, kitchen!
Part of my collection is extra special as they are signed by the authors. I have been privileged to meet some outstanding chefs and cookery book authors and really value my signed collection. Some of the signed books include Prepped by Vanessa Kimbell, Short & Sweet by Dan Lepard, My Daddy Cooks - Nick Coffer, Desserts - James Martin, Everybody Everyday - Alex Mackay and these are just a few.
I will be taking my copy of Tart It Up by Eric Lanlard when I meet him next month to get that signed and add to the special part of the collection.
I hope one day to have them all signed and keep working on this mission as I go. Hope you enjoyed this little interlude.