Did you know that October is National Cookbook Month? I was excited to hear this because I personally own over 30 cookbooks (plus two recipe boxes and one giant recipe "folder"). I love to cook and bake and I love how recipes and cookbooks tell stories.
I have gotten to know several Iowa bloggers through our love of food. We all have our own style and preferences when it comes to food and cookbooks, but I think that is what makes this group so great.
Personally, for me, my favorite cookbook is probably my home church's 1998 Harvest Cookbook. Because let's all agree, no one puts a "bad" recipe in a church cookbook! This cookbook is full of this community's best recipes and it also tells the area's heritage through food.
Fellow Iowa Blogger, Jeni from Jeni Eats
, is also a big fan of her church cookbooks too, for many of the same reasons that I do, and that they have so many "retro" recipes. One of her other favorite, and go-to cookbooks right now is The Spoonriver Cookbook
. She loves how the recipes are so approachable.
Amy from Modern Rural Living
, loves her newest cookbook, The Kitchy Kitchen
. She loves all the imagery in the cookbook and can relate to her as a blogger and You Tuber.
Jenny from In the Kitchen with Jenny
, cherishes her family's cookbook that she helped her mother-in-law put together the year before she passed away from cancer. This cookbook not only tells her family's story, but passes along her mother-in-law's traditions. And another thing that makes it so special, is that the front cover has a copy of a water color of the family's home.
Michelle from Simplify, Live, Love
, likes Not Your Mother's Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook
. Life is busy and making food ahead of time for your family is a must for Michelle and her family, as well as probably all of ours. This cookbook includes a variety of recipes, ingredients and cuisines, while using less processed foods than the freezer meals of decades ago.
Kelli from The Sustainable Couple
current favorite cookbook is The Elliott Homestead: From Scratch
cookbook. This cookbook teaches traditional ways to cook nutritious food. Personally when I saw this cookbook's cover, I thought it screamed
Kelli and her passion for whole foods.
Lastly, Iowa Blogger Wini from Chez Bonne Femme
has wrote two cookbooks! Her first, The Bonne Femme Cookbook
looks at every day French cooking and her newest, The Braiser Cookbook
, shares how to braise through several different methods and ingredients. I highly recommend checking out her Pork Meat Balls with Dijon Cream Sauce
recipe from her newest cookbook!
Doesn't this want you to get out your favorite cookbook or discover a new recipe tonight! All of these great Iowa Bloggers, plus Ally from Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats
and Kristen from Make the Best of Everything
, have partnered up to giveaway a $150 Visa Giftcard
. This giveaway is open from today to November 1st. You can enter by liking these blogs on Facebook and following them on Twitter. Good luck!
What is your favorite cookbook? Which one of these cookbooks might you buy with your $150 if you win? Remember to Comment for a Cause