Okay, I try not to. Mainly because it is actually easier for me to google up a recipe I like than to flip through several cookbooks trying to find a recipe, but...
when I find a cookbook with an incredible cover...or title...or it's from a famous restaurant or bakery.....my knees get weak, and I head for Amazon. (Unless I am lucky enough to find the a fore mentioned cookbook in a thrift store, or at a yard sale. Then, I just grab it up.)
What can I say? I am a sucker for pretty pictures, and clever marketing.
Anyway, such was the case a couple of Saturdays back, when I spied with my little eye, a copy of this cookbook in a little shabby chic type boutique with my daughter. The cover melted my heart, and then, I read the inside cover and found out these are recipes from a San Francisco Bakery...And, oh! The scalloped pages? It was love at first sight.
I took a picture of the cover, and when I got home, I went to Amazon.com to snag myself a copy. It arrived yesterday, and my-oh-my, it is even better cover-to-cover than I imagined.
A recipe for homemade graham crackers? Shut the oven door. (Imagine those with a generous cuppa homemade hot chocolate....)
Cakes, and tarts, and cookies galore. All that is left is for me to decide which recipe I will try out first.