Ever feel like what you're doing doesn't match who you are? That's how Cookbook Fetish has felt for the last year.
I do love cookbooks. Heck, I have more than 200.
But I can't think of the last time I opened a cookbook, and cooked from that book.
Instead I google and pick a recipe, and that's that. Don't we all do that these days?
I'm putting together something new, something that more fully expresses who I am and what I find interesting.
Right now, it's jumbled ingredients in my head. Soon I hope to be chopping and simmering: blog, books, fashion, spirit, food. Celebrating life. Maybe "Lifestyles of the over 50 and Fabulous."
But first, I've got to finish writing that book. And that one over there. Not cookbooks.
Another factor contributing to the end of Cookbook Fetish is work. I spend all day looking at a computer, then more time at home for blog posts or traversing the never-ending rabbit hole of the internet. Sigh...
It's time for a change.
Cookbook Fetish will remain online until that other thing launches, with any luck, in the first quarter of the new year.
Thank you for reading, tweeting, and enjoying,
P.S. Looking for food-related reads for Christmas gifts? Here are two books I enjoyed. These are affiliate links; if you click and buy something, I get a tiny chunk o' change. Hurrah!
1) Eat My Words: Reading Women's Lives Through the Cookbooks they Wrote by Janet Theophano. Dry, academic, and utterly fascinating. Worth the effort.
2) American Food Writing: An Anthology With Classic Recipes edited by molly O'Neill. Time traveling through food writing and classic recipes like Thomas Jefferson's ice cream, fried scallion cake, Philadelphia pepperpot soup, and more.