Four of the books are by MFK Fisher. I hear she's one of the best food writers out there, so for $1.00-$2.00 per book, I figured I'd decide that for myself. I also got Isabel Allende's food book, Aphrodite. I loved her book, Eva Luna and Aphrodite had been on my to-read list when it came out, but I forgot about it somewhere along the way. A quarterly food journal and a book called Apples & Man round out my purchases. I bought Apples & Man for the title alone. Sounds like an epic battle or something. APPLES & MAN (read in a serious, doomed voice).
I made croutons tonight:
I don't know why, but I get a supreme sense of satisfaction when I make something that I always used to buy pre-made. All growing up, I never thought about where my food came from or how it was made. But now, with my interest in food and cooking growing with each passing year (pun oh so intended :) I'm discovering how everything is made, from potato chips to ketchup to croutons, and I'm absurdly fascinated by how easy it all is, and how much better it tastes and how much better it is for you. I think this will be a hobby that I'll never tire of (of which I will never tire?).
Today, I'm thankful...