Photo Credit: Very Vanilla Baking Book by Sarah Kieffer
I’m a cookbook reader. When I see a cookbook (usually online) that looks interesting, I ask for it from the library and can spend a lazy Saturday afternoon or an evening flipping through the pages, reading through the ingredients, looking at all the photos. Every now and then I see a recipe that I want, then I mark it with a post-it note and make a copy. And rarely I will decide that I really need to have this cookbook in my collection. (This is a hard decision, because my current cookbook shelves are full, so if a new cookbook comes into the house, an old cookbook has to go!)
Yesterday I picked up Vanilla Bean Baking Book by Sarah Kieffer. Some very nice looking recipes and I did have a couple of post-it notes, but wasn’t really thinking this was something I needed to purchase… until I got to the back of the book. There, on page 323 was “Music to Bake to”. She even had two columns, one for Morning Tunes and one for Night Grooves. A lot of jazz as well as some Joni Mitchell and Peggy Lee. Even some Over the Rhine!
Here’s one of her morning tunes – a wonderful song, although I would probably never have come up with it on my own for baking background music!
Now I’m re-thinking whether I need to get myself a copy of this cookbook.
Any cooking tunes of your own?