i just realized that i have eight cookbooks or food-related books on just the first page of my amazon wishlist--i know there are others, scattered throughout the other five. it's kind of silly, since i rarely use cookbooks (except for the occasional crockpot inspiration, or jewish holiday, or whatever), but i do own a lot of them. partially it's that i like to look at the pictures, but mainly it's that i like to imagine that i am the sort of person who would use these cookbooks, to make mouth-watering four-course dinners and insanely gorgeous desserts. but who has that kind of time?
maybe this summer i will make an effort to use my cookbooks to make Real Food, with the added motivation of documenting it via flickr. i like to take pictures of food almost as much as i like eating it, and in theory this summer i will be able to spare an occasional hour to cook. my saag paneer experiment was pretty successful and that took less than an hour--and i even had leftovers!
so anyway. are there any particular cookbooks you guys like (for usefulness, for pretty pictures, or otherwise)? my own cookbooks all fall into one (or more) of three categories: 1) vegetarian, 2) jewish, and 3) dessert/bread.