I've been reading this week's Listography at Kate Takes 5, and must admit to feeling a little intimidated when faced with the Delias, the Nigellas and the Jamie Olivers. These are not the type of books that reside in my kitchen. In fact, when I looked I only actually have five cookbooks, so this should really be titled '5 Cookbooks'. They are:
New Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner - Annabel Karmel
I would have been a wonderful Annabel Karmel mother. I've got the blender, the ice cube trays and the little pots. I have the organisational tendencies to batch cook and meal plan. Unfortunately my babies are not Annabel Karmel babies, and scream when a loaded spoon is thrust towards them. Therefore, instead of the spotless, rosy cheeked cherubs that adorn the pages of this cookbook, after every mealtime I am faced with cleaning up a baby that looks like this.
The Marmite Cookbook - Paul Hartley
This isn't really for cooking from, more to celebrate my love of Marmite. As well as the recipes it has lots of vintage Marmite advertising which I love as well as a little history of Marmite.
The Survival Guide to Cooking in the Student Kitchen - Susan Crook
This was an 'off to university' present from my parents and is probably my most thumbed cookbook. It has easy recipes for lots of basics, like boiling eggs and pancakes, as well as general cooking and shopping tips.
30 Things to Cook and Eat for Christmas - Rebecca Gilpin and Catherine Atkinson
This is a lovely little book, full of sweets and biscuits with really simple instructions. I bought this pre-children with the intention of making gifts for grandparents. Not sure that I actually have yet, but the intention is still there!
Do not be fooled by the inscription 'French Words' written in a childish hand, this is where I keep the handwritten recipes passed down from my Mum, and includes the favourites 'Sponge Pudding' and 'Ginger Shortbread'.
See everyone else's cookbooks here!