So you know how I started my cookbook challenge partly to stop myself from buying new recipe books? And how I said I wasn't allowed to buy any more until I'd finished making the 28 recipes? Yeah... Apparently Borders had other ideas. It's very rude of them to go into administration when I had a $100 gift card in my wallet. And even ruder of them to insist that you spend the same amount in cash as the voucher is worth. I usually have problems finding novels at Borders - for some reason, the one up here only never seems to stock book 1 of a series, which drives me insane. But cookbooks? I have no problems finding those.
So when I knew I had to spend $100 above the value of the voucher, I figured it was a good chance to buy something I've been considering for a while but have always deemed far too expensive. This:
Annoyingly, you can get it from Borders online for $90, because they're having a "spend over $50, get a discount" thing online at the moment. But in store, it was $143, which made me a bit cranky. But there's not a lot I could do about that, because they're not honouring gift cards online any more. Sigh...
Aaaaaaaaaanyway, it's 1,126 pages of hints and ideas, all sorted by ingredient. Sure, there's some seriously nasty chapters on tripe and liver and brains and *shudder* trotters, but just off a quick flip through, I came up with 75 recipes that I'd really like to try. So while I may have broken my "no buying cookbooks until the challenge is over" rule, it is - as the back cover says - the book for a lifetime of cooking.
And yes, I'll be including a couple of recipes in the challenge. The BIGGER challenge will be working out which two it should be!