Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Oops...I did it again...

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.

7 comments:

Tanna said...

Reading, shouldn't you be cooking! Oops, better watch it, I'm reading 3 new ones now also. I'm sure we'll both get around to cooking many recipes from each one of our cookbooks! Yes.

kickpleat said...

ooh, i love that colander! i'm totally jealous. nice score.

Sara said...

tanna - i've already marked a ton of recipes to try, i don't know where to start.
kickpleat - AND it was the last one, too.

Ivonne said...

Sara,

I know exactly how you feel. It's impossible for me to walk into a bookstore and not buy a cookbook.

Looks like you got yourself a pretty good haul. I can't wait to see what you produce from those books!

peasantwench said...

Thanks for letting me know! I went to that mall today and bought The Curious Cook, though the other book was sold out. What restaurant did she used to own?

Paige said...

The last thing I need to buy before moving to Halifax is another cookbook, but both of those look pretty tempting... I'll have to stop by the store when I'm in Calgary next weekend.

Sara said...

morgan - i'm so glad you were able to get it, i spent a lot of time this weekend reading it, and it's got some really good stuff.