While I didn’t end up loving the cookbook, I did learn something valuable from my attempt to cook through a book earlier this year: writing in your cookbooks is a lot of fun! I made notes in the book I was cooking through, and then realized that I really ought to do the same in every book I cook in, and magazines, too! So I’ve started making notes in my Cook’s Country magazine and the few other cookbooks I use – whether or not we liked it, if the recipe made enough to feed us or if it should have been doubled, substitutions I made, etc.
I haven’t been doing this very long, but I think it’s going to be very helpful to be able to see whether or not I’ve cooked a recipe and whether or not we liked it – not to mention fun to look back at my psuedo “cooking journal”!
Do you write in your cookbooks and magazines?