It’s not really a secret that I have a cookbook obsession. Not only have they filled every empty self in my kitchen they have slowly inched their way into every other bookshelf in the house. Cookbooks are just so hopeful. They are filled with such promise. Add a little of this and a little of that and you can create something delicious too. At last count I have over 150 cookbooks. I’ve set a goal for myself that as soon as I’m finished with graduate school I want to sample a few recipes out of each one. My hope is to post the results here along with a review of each title. But for now I just collect, thumb through the pages when I can’t study or grade papers a second longer and fantasize about a time in the near future when I can spend an afternoon playing in the kitchen making those hopeful images in those pages come to life.