Monday, June 27, 2005

Cookbook Meme!

My first meme! I have to confess, my cookbooks are NEVER in order or NEVER so neat, so these are my books posing. I'm normally quite a mess, so after colin tagged me, I figured that this meme was enough motivation for me to hunt and gather my cookbooks from all the different corners of the house, and to put them in some sort of an order.



1. Total number of cookbooks I've owned

Currently, 35, excluded the ones I will be inheriting from my mother.

2. Last cookbook I bought:

Moro by Sam and Sam Clark – I borrowed it from the library and I decided that I had to have this book.

Desserts, and Chocolate Desserts by Pierre Hermé

3. Last food book I read:

Bouchon and I’m still trying to finish Larousse Gastronomique

4. Five cookbooks that mean a lot to me:

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The Naked Chef by Jamie Oliver – because I was on the couch watching him cook and I decided that it wasn’t too difficult. I then invited friends over for dinner and never stopped cooking since then.

Larousse Gastronomique – It was hand carried home as a gift from the UK by my brother, who insisted that every foodie had to had a copy of this. ( I was so touched, because despite the fact it weighed close to 5 bricks but it didn’t stop him from hand carrying it in his hand luggage home for me. I didn’t have the heart to tell him when it went on sale.)

Cuisine Unplugged by Emmanuel Stroobant – The first and only professional chef that I worked with in the kitchen who was kind enough to take me on short notice for a short period of time where he tried to teach me a thing or two about cooking.

The French Laundry by Thomas Keller – It is like my self-help book for cooking. Every time I read the book, I’m amazed at how Thomas Keller’s mind works and it always makes me want to cook better.

Malaysian Hawker Favourites from the Periplus Mini Cookbook Series – With recipes like Hor Fun, Char Kway Teow and Hokkien Mee, it was instrumental in creating some dinners that reminded us of Singapore while we were living away from home and dinners that I made for my friends who were foreign to our fabulous food.

5. Which 5 people would you like to see fill this out in their blog?

J the blogger of the beautiful Kuidaore
Nicole, because of our endless conversations about food.
Umami
Julia from Aroma Cookery
Daffy

2 Comments:

Blogger J said...

hi there! thanks for tagging me...just found out thanks to chubby hubby alerting me...will get to it soon...cheers,j

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi joone, thanks for tagging me, though I am also sorry to say I can't participate in this meme. Because I haven't touched my cookbooks in a long while.
umami

12:21 PM  

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