We all need inspiration to start something. To get motivated, right? To begin cooking, well, sometimes our need to eat doesn’t suffice for a homemade meal. We need something more; a drive to preheat the oven and mess with mixing bowls. Cooking inspiration comes from so many passions in life, I could write an entire book about it. Oh! This brings me to my point... I know not everyone gets as passionate as I do about cooking. So, I want to share where I find great inspiration to cook like a bad ass. The cookbooks and thoughts that deepen my insight about food and love. (Ps- bad ass or kitchen bombshell, either work).
I’ll acknowledge that I have never followed a recipe in my life. Nevertheless, it doesn’t stop me from referring to my cookbook collection. Who says you have to read to cook?!
Luckily, I do know how to read and ever since a kid I engulfed myself in cookbooks (I engulfed myself in the Twilight books saga but that was the only time I ever loved a book as much as I do my cooking library... that was a weird obsession/phase... and another blog entry). Anyway, I take a cookbook and read it like a novel. To this day, I love sitting down and going through cookbooks, re-reading them over and over, just for fun. Passion and creative expression are why I love food and respect the art of culinary. Plus, cooking is a turn on.
There are two things make a sexy cook a good cook, and vice versa. Knowing culinary fundamentals and cooking from the heart. Out of the 52 cookbooks I own, I have five favorites that combine these two principals. They are inspirational roots for Dinner and The Blonde. Whether to bone up my culinary facts, get myself in a seductive food mood, or gather ideas for a special menu, these are my favorite.
- Food Lover’s Companion Sharon Tyler Herbst
- Sunday Suppers At Lucques by Suzanne Goin
- Professional Cooking by Wayne Gisslen
- Hostess with the Mostess by Caroline Barty
- I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence by Amy Sedaris
I mean, some have awesome pictures with fun captions, and others are like, text book-y and stuff... yeah! I am blonde on my head and in my heart so I just roll with it. I actually know my stuff when it comes to food. At least that’s what my mom says. Xoxo
Isn’t cooking fun when you are inspired?!