Tuesday, August 25, 2009

What's Cooking?

I know everyone and their brother has been blogging about Mark Badgley and James Mischika's horse farm in Kentucky featured in the September issue of Elle Decor, but I just couldn't resist posting about Mischika's cookbook library in the kitchen. First off, I am obsessed with this kitchen! I love everything about it...from the Urban Archaeolgy subway tiles, La Cornue range, Rohl sinks, Newport Brass faucets, to the hanging copper and stainless steel pots and pans. BUT my absolute favorite part of the whole kitchen is the "cookbook library" displayed in open shelving above the bar. I love cookbooks and would die to have this amount of storage in my kitchen to display these beautiful books full of yummy recipes. I get my love for cookbooks from my grandmother. She could honestly spend a whole day reading one cookbook cover to cover, and it would be the happiest day of her life. When I first got married, I used to love coming home from work and flipping through all my cookbooks to decide what we'd have for dinner. It was one of my favorite parts of the day. Once I got preggers, cooking just wasn't that much fun anymore. Now that I have little boo, I can't seem to find the time to do anything but throw some chicken on the grill and boil some rice in a bag. My poor husband is ready for me to start flipping through the cookbooks again and get creative with my cooking :)! This got me thinking about what my favorite cookbooks are....check out my top 3 listed below.

What are your go-to cookbooks?
Happy Cooking!


  1. Wow! I ADORE cookbooks too! I love them. One of my favorite things to do is go to Barne's and Noble and look at cookbooks. I have so many, it's hard to choose my top three...
    My absolute favorite cookbook is probably The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook. It is incredible. Check it out from the library, you won't be disappointed. Also check out The Comfort Table- Katie Lee Joel and Burgers, Shakes and Fries- Bobby Flay, (if you love burgers, shakes and fries. ;P (The Blue Willow Inn Bible of Southern Cooking is another fun one!)

  2. What a pretty kitchen! I loved how the cookbooks are color coded! I love cook books too... a favorite of mine is Pines and Plantations... a good ol' Thomasville book! Does not have a pretty, colorful, cover but there is some great stuff in there!