YOU MAY BE A COOKBOOK COLLECTOR IF…
*Your nightstand is piled high with cookbooks that you read in bed at night the way other people read novels. It’s not unusual for you to find a couple of cookbooks in the bed with you when you awaken in the morning.
*You immediately head for the cookbook section of your favorite bookstore, just to see what’s new;
*You seldom leave a bookstore without buying a few new cookbooks;
*You go to the Friends of the Library book sales just to search for cookbooks. You might even buy some you already have but will buy them anyway because they are only fifty cents each;
*You don’t see anything unusual about having more than one edition of a favorite cookbook, such as the Joy of Cooking; your logic is that there might be some different recipes in the new edition;
*You don’t want any of the pages of your cookbooks to become stained or spattered so you will copy a recipe on your printer instead of referring directly to the cookbook. Your refrigerator door is covered with recipes copied from cookbooks;
*When someone says they have a huge collection of cookbooks – at least three hundred books – you laugh because you have more than three thousand cookbooks;
*You think the next best thing to reading cookbooks is – browsing through book catalogs and websites that feature a lot of cookbooks;
*Your idea of a perfect day is spending it in used bookstores that have a lot of old cookbooks for sale—and the storekeeper has to help you lug them all to the trunk of your car when you are finished shopping;
*When someone asks you “What’s your favorite cookbook, the one you can’t live without?” you have to admit you probably have over a hundred favorites you can’t live without.
*You think the next best thing to reading cookbooks and recipes – is writing about them!