#June1-30Challenge Day 30: 30 Books

Day 30 Thirty Books
June 30, 1936. Margaret Mitchell’s book, Gone with the Wind, was published.
Have you read Gone with the Wind? Do you want to read it? What books do you want to read? What books have you read that you recommend? What books do you not recommend or will you not read?
Give us your list of thirty books.

Note: I have a lot of books. Some have been in my possession since high school, which means they’ve traveled across the country a few times. I wrote an exhaustive list of all my fashion books for SpyGirl —  one of my more insane episodes because I provided links for all those still in print.
For my last day of the June Challenge, I give you 30 of my cookbooks, with links to any recipe(s) in each mentioned on my Glutton blog.

30 Cookbooks

Fannie Farmer, 1943 edition [Inherited this from my paternal grandmother]
Banana BreadBanana Muffins, Popovers, Cornbread Muffins

The Joy of Cooking, paperback edition vol 2, appetizers, deserts, baked goods
Tomato Chutney

The Vegetarian Epicure, Book Two
[Did I have Book One? I swear I did! I remember using it in college!]

At Home with Japanese Cooking, Elizabeth Andoh

Madhur Jaffrey’s World of the East Vegetarian Cooking

The Enchanted Broccoli Forest, Mollie Katzen [gift from Kim, 1983]

Moosewood Cookbook, Mollie Katzen
Gypsy Soup

A Taste of India, Madhur Jaffrey 1985

Preserving the Fruits of the Earth, Stanley Schuler
Zucchini Sandwich Pickles

Cucina Fresca, Viana La Place & Evan Kleinman

Pasta Fresca, Viana La Place & Evan Kleinman

Cucina Rustica, Viana La Place & Evan Kleinman

Vegetables Italian Style, Viana La Place

The Great Chile Book, Mark Miller

Green Chile Fix Cookbook, Lois and Gerry Hoddenbach
really more a pamphlet, includes the genesis of my NM Chile Enchiladas recipe:

Bradley Ogden’s Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The Food Lover’s Handbook to the Southwest, Dave DeWitt 1992
a (mostly) now useless travel guide with a smattering of recipes, it was my bible in the 90s

Cucina Simpatica, Johanne Killeen & George Germon

Preserving the Taste, Edon Waycott [gift from Heather]

Biscotti, Lou Seibert Pappas
Coconut Biscotti

Mustard Book, Jan Roberts-Dominguez

True Thai, Victor Sodsook

El Charro Cafe, Carlotta Flores

Local Flavors, Deborah Madison

Blue Plate Specials & Blue Ribbon Chefs, Jane & Michael Stern
Cheesy Grits

Small Batch Preserving, Ellie Top & Margaret Howard
Chile Jam II, Chile Jam III

The Joy of Pickling, Linda Ziedrich

Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving, ed Judi Kingry & Lauren Devine [gift from Mom]
Fig Jam

The Phytopia Cookbook, Barbara Gollman & Kim Pierce

The Lemonade Cookbook, Alan Jackson & Joann Cianciulli


Bonus tip, found while choosing my 30 to list:

from The Moosewood Restaurant Kitchen Garden, David Hirsch, p88.

We have a severe cereal moth problem. I’m going to try this out in all our grains and beans that don’t fit in the freezer, my current storage solution.

2 thoughts on “#June1-30Challenge Day 30: 30 Books

  1. Ah…Gone With the Wind! One of my favorite books of all time and I have it read it countless times! Once in one sitting very long sitting with a few naps in between (well, over the course of two days, really)! I am a huge fan of historical fiction. And an equally huge fan of British Victorian literature (my special area of study in college). Jane Austen is the literary love of my life. With the Bronte sisters coming next in line. I would be remiss if I left out Dickens, Trollope, Eliot, Hardy, Richardson, Swift. I could go on and on!

    A few years back (actually, a lot of years back), I started a reading project (which I am now a few years behind on). I read every novel that won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction since the inception of the award for fiction…In order…starting from 1919. Some works were brilliant. Some were strange. One was so boring I couldn’t get past page 50! But overall, it was such an interesting project to see what we Americans considered great literature through the years! Perhaps one day I will write an entire post dedicated to these prize winning works!

    Now I just need to get back to reading! And cooking…perhaps I will find some inspiration in your list of cookbooks.



    1. Wow! I love the idea of your Pulitzer Project.
      Curious which book you couldn’t finish — in US fiction, Moby-Dick was “too much” for me.
      Another “classic” that I have tried (twice? three times?) to read is Joyce’s Ulysses.
      I share your reading tastes, though must admit, haven’t read Gone With the Wind.
      Onto the list it goes!


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