I love the idea of being surrounded with lots of cookery books.
Even though I don't always find the time to cook using them as often as I would like to, they are a great source of inspiration for a quick after work meal. I mean, the Silver Spoon for instance is a great encyclopedia full of great recipes and so many different ingredients. And when I don't have the right ingredients at the right moment, flicking through it helps me find a mid-week meal inspiration.
But what I love most is when the weekend comes (or evening dinner parties). Then it becomes interesting! First deciding on the main course: fish, meat or vegetarian? Let's have a look at my books... hum nice picture, my favorite ingredient, sold!
Then, to complement the main dish, a starter or a fairly consistent aperitif.
And la crème de la crème is Le Dessert. This is what I love most! Spending days beforehand finding the best dessert for the occasion and once again going through all my cakey-biscuity-sweety books and magazines. Miam, this once looks good, oh no that one is better... Steve (mon chéri) what do you think???? Ok, let's go for the chocolate mousse (I will post the recipe later on)!
So here is an idea of what is on my cookery bibliothèque shelves: