Please pardon our pause!

Bill and I are in the middle of a move between apartments, and still haven’t found the cookbooks. We will be posting again very soon!

There’s about 6 recipes in the queue (not counting today’s tweet from Rick Bayless that I hope to try this week). After that, the sky is the limit!

Also, a friend threatened to give us cookbooks. She is wonderful and sadistic. Which, really, is part of why we love her.

In random other news, Bill and I have chosen not to bring the evil toaster with us. We’re looking for good toaster oven recommendations. We’d like something with pretty good capacity, at a minimum. We’re not horribly concerned about counter space. Do you have any?

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Hello, world!

We’re officially calling the site started now. There’s a bit of content as you’ll see below. To get started, you might want to read the “About” and “Rules” pages to the right to see what we’re doing here. You’ll see some changes in the style over the next couple of weeks.

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The Rules (as it were)

Since we’re buying no new cookbooks as of 1 June 2010, there have to be some ground rules on how this is going to work. Most rules are up for discussion, because they’re all sub-points of the one major rule: No new cookbooks until we’ve cooked at least 25% of the recipes from the cookbooks we already own (exception: certain huge books we’re aiming for 10%. I’m looking at you, Bittman). With that in mind, here’s what we’ve got at the start of the blog.

# Online recipes are welcome to be posted but do not count as cookbooks. If we attempted to cook half the recipes on the internet, we’d be in for several worlds of hurt.
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About this blog

Bill and I started this blog because we noticed that we own a lot of cookbooks. We’re not that couple who owns 800+ cookbooks, but we are that couple who would like to someday. And that was the problem.

We already owned several cookbooks, but we had a tendency to buy more and more. We enjoy cookbooks, reading them, cooking from them and even just getting ideas from them. However, at some point we realized two things. First, we kept buying NEW cookbooks, but we haven’t made a dent in using our old cookbooks. Second, we tend to cook a lot of the same things over and over. We both enjoy cooking, and Bill’s pretty good at it, but we both have our fallback meals (just ask Bill if he’s tired of hearing the word “frittata”).… Continue reading →