Now, you need to bear with me while I take you on this little journey to get back to the question…….
Recently I posted on Facebook the question of how should I best organise and catalogue my recipes? I have so many and I really do need to have an attitude adjustment, do some serious culling and disposing and then catalogue the ones I keep. How will I do that? – I have no idea!!
I also have quite an extensive cookbook collection. I have been collecting them for quite a while now. Not long after Tez and I were married he decided instead of spending a lot of money on cards to attach to gifts he gave me, he substituted and purchased cookbooks, in which he always writes an inscription to mark the occasion.
So many birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmas’ etc., commemorated with great books annotated with lovely inscriptions.
This morning I had arranged to meet a lovely young woman named Lauren, who is the energy behind The Interior Hunter (check her out here). We arranged to meet at the Coffee Cog at The Red Book Shop. Of course before I left, I had to have
a quick look in the cookbook section. I picked up a book that had the following inscription.
Dear Lyn, Very best wishes for your 18th Birthday and for the many years
to come. I hope this will always help you! Love Marion x 15.6.69
So, did the Art of Good Cooking by Paul a Peck help you Lyn? Marion you can be assured that this book has now found a very loving bookshelf to live in for the next “chapter” of its life.
But it does make me wonder what will happen to all my cookbooks. When the day comes that someone has to clear out my “book shelf of life/living” what will they think of all the books? What will they think of all the love and romance in the inscriptions from Tez? Where will the books end up?
Happy thinking about this one! Oh Yeh, Happy Tastings!!! DC xx