Can you believe June is almost over! I’ve got 6 favorite reads to share with you before months end.
One of my favorite things to do in the summer is read cookbooks and food publications.
Maybe because one day, I hope to have my own cookbook published. Tonight, I’m telling you about 6 of my favorite reads!
I’ve never been much of an avid reader of novels and series and such. My husband once told my kids that mommy doesn’t know how to read. They literally thought I couldn’t read for like a year. I explained to them that mommy could read, and that People Magazine was my preferred literary content.
Now, cookbooks and food magazines and ‘How To’s’… Yes please. I could read all of those till my eyes fall out.
The best resources I have as a food blogger come from food publications and recipe books. Since starting a food blog I’ve always made it a priority to study cookbooks and other prints. Here are a few reads I’ve been catching up on this month!
1. Cooking For Jeffrey
Ina Garten is someone I look up to quite a bit in the food world. Her latest book, Cooking With Jeffrey, covers recipes that are mostly favorites of her husband. Ina’s ability to take a whole chicken and create something fantastic and elegant and perfectly succulent out of it, is truly incredible.
Both her talent and knowledge surpass so many cooks I’ve watched, and some of her recipes are favorites of my husband. Julia Child is obviously at the forefront of home cooking education. But I can honestly say that in my home, Ina Garten is right up there with Julia.
2. Wordpress Web Design For Dummies
The technology part of food blogging has always been a challenge for me. So, a book like WordPress for Dummies is pure genius for someone like myself. I received this book from a friend a couple of years ago.
It covers everything from how to set up any website on WordPress, to the behind the scenes details on how to navigate a WordPress dashboard. I honestly try to go through this book as often as I can.
3. Food Blogging For Dummies
And since I’m a food blogger, well, Food Blogging For Dummies comes quite in handy for me when I need it. I love referencing this book when necessary. It’s a gem if you’re wanting to start a food blog from the ground up. It goes through all the different aspects of how your food site should be set up to achieve great searchability and increased traffic.
4. Molly On The Range
Molly Yeh is one of the most popular food and lifestyle bloggers currently. She has been featured everywhere, is a Saveur Blog Awards winner, and was listed in Forbes ‘Top 30 Under 30.’ Her recipes stem from her Middle Eastern heritage and are quite amazing. Not only that, but her food photography, as well as writing, is so beautiful and current.
She begins each sentence with lower case letters and gives run on sentences new life and girth. As a journalism major myself, this rule breaker is one of my favorite things that Molly does. Makes me live a little and laugh out loud! I love reading through her cookbook, Molly On The Range, and had the pleasure of meeting Molly at a book signing in Indianapolis. I have to say, her smile is more captivating in person. She truly is a delight, as well as a pure talent.
5. Spoonful Magazine
Spoonful magazine is one of the best looking food publications I’ve ever laid my eyes on. It’s like a pure masterpiece. The pages are thick and sturdy and have a slightly rustic matting to them. The magazine is thick as well, and definitely the opposite of skimpy. And the photography is simply breathtaking. It is a quarterly publication, so four magazines come out a year. Each a different season, each a different theme.
I pull out the first publication I ordered from time to time to study the beauty in its writing and photography. The creator really understands the gorgeousness and meaning behind food in general. Spoonful magazine is a wonderful resource for any food blogger. You can look where to purchase its quarterly subscription here.
6. Boy Gets Grill
Bobby Flay. He’s hugely popular, savvy, an extremely knowledgeable chef, and one of the most passionate food professionals I’ve seen on television. He has a way of working with foods without detailing ingredient amounts too much. Boy Gets Grill is fantastic for any home cook to read. This is my June library find and I’m loving every part of it.
The one thing that’s neat is the knowledge behind grilling that Bobby carries. You know it’s an excellent cookbook when you’re learning alot and light bulbs go off, even without a ton of food photography. This is a gem that’s perfect for summer reading for a food blogger, who is curious about grilling.
And there you have it! 6 favorite reads of mine this month!
Looking forward to sharing another 6 favorite reads with you next month! Ta ta for now 😉 And happy happy reading!