About me and my books
I am lucky to have an understanding boyfriend who is happy to indulge my love of cookbooks and build space for me to store them, so I now have 2 shelves of books, magazines and recipe collections; but there is still room for a few more, though only just!
All of my cookbooks are well loved and have been used and read at some time, with each one having its own special purpose at some point in my life. I still have my first ever cookbook that I received when I was about 6 years old – Let’s Cook! by Mary Danby. We used to eat a lot of fruit salad then as it was the recipe that I was able to make on my own and I loved to follow the recipe exactly. My first real cookbook then came from my Uncle on my 13th birthday, it is a Mrs Beeton book.
A lot of my cookbooks I buy myself from charity shops but I have also had lots as presents from friends and family for which I am very grateful. So, thank you to everyone who has bought me cookbooks as presents – I love each and every one!
Here is a list of my cookbooks that I have. If I mention a recipe used in a cookbook then you will be able to find the name, author and ISBN number or date published if they don’t have an ISBN. Please note that this list isn’t yet complete, but I am finally about half way through.
Baking, Cake making, Cake decorating, Deserts – Any cookbooks based around something sweet
|100 brilliant baking ideas||Olive Magazine||978-1-846-07812-5|
|100 comfort food classics||Olive Magazine||978-1-846-07569-8|
|A zombie ate my cupcake||Lily Vanilli||978-1-908170-09-5|
|Cakes and Slices||Australian Women’s Weekly||0-949128-10-4|
|Children’s birthday cake book||Australian Women’s Weekly||0-049128-03-1|
|Classic Cakes||Barbara Maher||0-7445-0655-7|
|Cupcakes and muffins – 100 everday recipes||Love Food||978-1-4454-3041-6|
|Everyday muffins and bakes||1-40548-679-1|
|Favourite teatime recipes||0-906198-24-0|
|Hamlyn’s Fondue Cookbook||Jill Spencer||1-85152-774-5|
|Let’s cook||Mary Danby||0-330-31258-8|
|St. Michael Harvest desserts and ices||0-706-440-021|
|St. Michael Just Deserts||Jeni Wright||0-906320-11-9|
|Sweet Maria’s Italian Cookie Tray||Maria Bruscino Sanchez||0-312-15670-7|
|The big book of beautiful buscuits||Australian Women’s Weekly||0-949892-10-6|
|The complete book of home preserving||Mary Norwak||1978|
|The Hummingbird Bakery cookbook||978-1-84597-803-3|
|The Primrose Bakery book||Martha Swift and Lisa Thomas||978-0-22-408688-2|
Meals, Cooking, reference – These are general all purpose cookbooks. They usually have a combination of different recipes and styles of cooking to allow you to cook a 4 course meal.
|All-about cookery – New edition||Mrs Beeton|
|Almost Vegetarian||Australian Women’s Weekly||1-86396-015-5|
|Barbeques and patio meals||Caroline Ellwood||0-85941-859-6|
|Enjoy one pot||Love Food||978-1-4454-2786-7|
|Jamie’s ministry of food||Jamie Oliver||978-0-718-14862-1|
|One pot cooking||1-90393-834-1|
|Saturday Kitchen best bites||James Martin||978-1-86-07283-3|
|St. Michael Casserole Cooking||Myra Street||0-904230-43-0|
|The farmhouse kitchen||Mary Norwak||0-7063-4194-5|
Italian, Chinese or Indian cookery – These are cookery books based around a country’s cusine.
|Top 100 stir fry recipes||Ken Hom||978-0-563-52164-8|
|The new curry secret||Kris Dhillion||978-0-7160-2204-6|
|La vera cucina Italiana||Donaldo Soviero||0-285-63103-9|
|The Carluccio’s Collection – Pasta||Antonio and Priscilla Carluccio||1-899988-44-0|