A few of my favorite cook books and idea sources…
By Karen Tack and Alan Richardson
I actually bought this book when I was student teaching in a middle school. Remember how awesome book fairs were!? After visiting the fair (across the hall from my class room) several times a day for several weeks, I could no longer resist the adorable little duckies gracing the cover. Since I’ve made the reindeer sleigh, the basket of apples, and the mums. I’ve been dying for a reason to make the squirrels! Their first book, Hello, Cupcake, is one of my favorites to borrow from the library.
By Gesine Bullock-Prado
I was recently zipping through the aisles of a local library, snatching up everything they’d like me take before they
kicked me out closed. I was speed-reading the titles in the “New In Cooking” section (Yes, this library is that well-organized and awesome, and completely worth driving 15 minutes in the opposite direction of my house after work). The title grabbed my attention, and when I got home and unloaded my haul, this was the first cover I cracked. To my delight, it turned out I’d pick up a book by Gesine Bullock-Prado, a teacher at the King Arthur Flour Factory! Gesine has an approachable, warm, lovable way of writing about the most complicated, ridiculous baking techniques that I can only hope to make a passable attempt at one day. She’s everything that makes actually publishing cookbooks still viable in this food blog flooded world.