I have found some great bargains in charity shops, most often when I’m not really looking for anything in particular.
I’ve really got into cooking in the last couple of years. I don’t believe in buying books just to have them sit around looking nice on shelves. I have a number of good cookery books I use all the time and a few others I dip into occasionally, but they are all used. I often borrow books from the library to try recipes in them. If I really like a book, I will sometimes buy it, (as I did with the River Cottage Veg book) but I keep my cook book collection limited to a certain amount of space on my kitchen dresser so it doesn’t get out of hand. I’ve also found that I can usually find recipes online if there is something that my books don’t cater for.
This week I found this in charity shop for £2.50.
I have a couple of other Jamie Oliver books and all the recipes I’ve tried have worked really well. It was too good a bargain to miss – it’s in perfect condition and I wouldn’t have bought it new when it cost £20. Having glanced through it, I suspect it has never been used. I’m looking forward to making some of the dishes when the Christmas holidays are over and things have calmed down a bit.
Do you hunt for cookery books in second hand or charity shops? Or do you use recipes off the internet?
Until next time, Tawney x