Cookbooks I've Tried and What I thought
Even with blogs and Pinterest and all the amazing recipe sites available today, I still love an actual cookbook that I can hold in my hands. I like flipping the pages and using little scraps of paper to mark the recipes I want to try.
But buying every new cookbook that comes out isn't in my budget. So I borrow them from the library to 'test drive' them first.
How I Decide if a Cookbook is Worth Buying
It's simple. If there are several recipes in a cookbook that I know I'll want to make again and again, I'll buy the book.
There may be one or two amazing recipes in a cookbook. But for me, that doesn't make it worth my money. If I'm going to spend $25+ on a cookbook, I better get some good use out of it.
I don't have an exact number, but I'd say around 8-10 recipes (or 4-6 REALLY GOOD recipes) makes a cookbook worth it for me.
Even if one or two are recipes I might only make once a year for a special occasion (like a killer Thanksgiving turkey recipe, for example), I'll buy the book. Because then I know exactly where to find that awesome recipe when I need it. And I just like books. ;)
This is where I'm sharing cookbooks that I've tried and what I thought of them.