There's just something about cookbooks. You've flipped through the pages, tried the recipes, made your comments in the margin and look to them again and again for old favorites . New cookbooks are great - you can read the recipe, enjoy the photography and look forward (at least hope) that you're going to have some interesting new meals.
When I started blogging, I loved the events, even if just for the round-ups. To have one place to go to for all Rajasthani recipes, or lovely breakfast recipes, or one-dish meals etc. I wanted to have them as cookbooks - something I can keep forever - long after a blog has gone away - something I can pass on to someone else. After all, whats better than having authentic recipes with lovely photographs and little tidbits of information (and long rants) from the author?
(photo courtesy - blurb.com)
I stumbled upon Blurb, where you can make your own book - a professional one for as little as $12.95! Or an amateur one for free! I love the idea. Thought you might like it too. And its not just cookbooks - its journals too - or just about anything you write about. I know I'd love to give my daughter a printed version of the baby blog I kept for her, complete with photographs and my thoughts.
What a lovely idea. This is obviously not meant in a commercial way - its just for us to keep a personal, permanent memoir. What are your thoughts on this?