4/5/09

winner, winner, chicken dinner



The winner is: Cheryl!!!

"I do enjoy reading cookbooks. Many people think this is unusual. I am attracted to a cookbook by the photographs. Then I love a little background on the recipe. I am not one to buy a cookbook that covers recipes that I won't cook or have too many ingredients (lazy cook)."

I asked this question for a couple different reasons but mainly because I needed to know how much of a freak I am.

Let me explain...

Every house Rich and I have ever looked at the very first words out of his mouth are, "Where are you going to put all of your books?"

Umm yeah, I have a lot of books at last count over 500 (and that's not including the books I have given away to get ready for the move) but out of that 500 only 12 are cookbooks. I really don't care for cookbooks. Rich would say it has something to do with my not liking authority and following the rules. I would say that "beat 2/3 cup sugar with 1 stick butter until light and fluffy" does not add much to plot development.

But most of you agree with Cheryl, you read cookbooks and I am now officially a freak. Thank you for confirming my diagnosis.

Cheryl, email me at evilchefmom[at]aol.com and let me know which gift certificate you want.

10 comments:

katie said...

I like to read cookbooks also, but I am a nonfiction kind of girl anyway.

erinsings said...

Ha! I don't read them either. I have two, which i bought for the pretty pictures. If i can't figure out how to make it from a list of ingredients and a picture then I probably wont bother to make it. I'm currently looking for a picture of a cake I would like to make for my birthday.
not to mention that there is so many pictures and recipes online that it makes buying a whole cookbook a bit silly. like buying a whole cd when you only want 4 songs. we don't have to do that anymore! :)

tamilyn said...

You're not a freak Krysta-I do believe you don't like to be bound by what others tell you how to do something. You strike me as someone who can look at a dish and reconstruct it in your mind and then it comes to life. I, on the other hand, love to read them like books (I do like good fiction also) but the cookbooks make food come to life for me.

Congrats to the winner!

asthmagirl said...

The only reason I have so many cookbooks is because I inherited 3 boxes of them from my grandmother. I took one look at "Joy of Cooking" circa 1959 and thought "whatever". There it sits. But on the bottom shelf of my cookbook cupboard is about a inch of print outs, scraps of paper and labels with recipes on them. That's my go-to pile!

SaintTigerlily said...

Congratulations Cheryl!

And now I want a chicken dinner...dammit!

KitchenKiki said...

That is why I like to check cookbooks out of the library. I like to get ideas, but a lot of times I do what ever I want anyway, so why collect the dust!

Have fun packing!

Cheryl said...

Yeah! I just read that I won the gift card. Thanks so much.

Duckie said...

Hi--I'm a friend of Saint Tigerlily's, and I found your blog from her site. I love your pictures, and I was wondering what kind of camera you use--I'm in the market for a new one!

The Yummy Mummy said...

Um, yeah, I'm going with Rich and the rebel thing.

Oh sure, the recipe says "once cup" but that just pisses you off, doesn't it? I bet you thumb your nose at Marcella Hazan and her measly single cup and you think, "No freakin' way, Hazan...I'm taking you on. I'm puttin' in a cup and a half. Bitch."

And then, you get this mysterious high feeling at having thumbed your nose at an authority in the food establishment, with her precious recipes and exact measurements.

And when the dish comes out perfectly...well, the feeling of satisfaction is dizzying, isn't it? Nothing really compares...

That's when the theme from "Rebel Without a Cause" plays somewhere behind you. And you look at yourself in the mirror and give yourself a quick, knowing wink.

And that is precisely why I love you, ECM. You are a rebel.

Kim

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