Every time I come home with a new cookbook for my collection, I make myself promise that that one will be the last one for a while. And every time I cave.
Today was no different. Scott and I met at the mall and had lunch in the food court. (It seemed like a funny idea at the time.) After lunch we went for a walk and I of course made a beeline for William Sonoma. They were having a big sale and at the back of the store I found a stack of cookbooks on sale!I got The Girl Can't Cook by Cinda Chavich for $7.99. Cinda is a writer from Calgary. She's written 3 of her own books, contributed to at least 2 more, and has written in the Globe and Mail, Cooking Light, Wine Spectator and Chatelaine, to name a handful. I'd seen this in the stores before but never looked at it. But for that price, how can you pass it up?
I also got The Curious Cook At Home from Dee Hobsbawn-Smith, another Calgary writer. Dee has also written 2 other books and contributed to 2 others. Dee has also written in the Calgary Herald, Canadian Living magazine, and City Palate. Dee also used to own a restaurant in town, and is part of Slow Food Calgary. I picked up her lovely book for $9.99.
Just down from WS was a store going out of business. I got this beautiful Nigella Lawson colander for $20.00.
Now I'll see you in a day or so, I've got some reading to do.