… I think the word you’re looking for is voyeurism… so many stories… so much to say… and everyone put quite a few photo’s up in their posts, so I implore you to go visit each and every one of these entries and have a good nosey around… oh and one thing I think we can be sure of is that Nigel, Nigella and Jamie MUST be billionaires…
… I must also apologise now because im sure i’ve missed a couple of people off here… I think it was going away halfway through the month… i’m sure I had a few emails that got lost somewhere… so if you’re missing I am SO sorry and just nudge me an email or a comment and I will rectify immediately…
er with cookbooks from an early age… clearly paid off!… plus I love the carboard folders for magazines… all very organised!… and is anyone else seeing a trend here…? That Nigella Lawson’s KITCHEN book really stands out doesn’t it…?
Blue Kitchen Bakes says
Excellent round up Dom, it's interesting to see how many books we all have in common and identifying new ones to try out. As an RRV this month I'm intrigued to see what next month's challenge is.
Dom, you did a good job with this round-up. It was lovely reading it (yes, I found the time to do it).
I think it's 'time' to have a closer look. I'm off then …
Fantastic round-up !!
I shall be popping into all the kitchens, living rooms and everywhere else that people store their books for a nosey……was I the only one to keep them in the downstairs loo….oops !!
A Trifle Rushed says
WOW! I have serious bookcase and book collection envy, I think I need to set aside a day and look through all the posts (and follow some wonderful new blogs) . A big Thank you to you for taking on the mammoth task of putting together 60 posts and to Jac, for organising the Eat Your Books membership, I'll be registering this evening.
Have a great day, Jude x
Ruth Ellis says
Amazing round up! It must have taken an age – hope your tired and bleeding fingers are getting a rest after all the typing ;o)
Am bookmarking this page so that whenever Mr E points complains about my cookbook collection, I can use it as evidence to prove that I'm not alone!!!!
Working London Mummy Working London Mummy says
WOW some serious bookshelf envy there. I am off to snoop some more… x
Wow, fantastic set of entries!
Can you add me in?
Btw us RRVs DO realise just how hard Random Recipes really is when you play it properly, that's why we've been so lazy until now!!!
Ta lovely! x x
What a great idea for random recipes this was! In fact it has inspired me to reorganise my kitchen to make more space for my cookery books so they look a bit tidier!
Oh that has made me feel so much better! I am obviously not as addicted as some and so feel vindicated to keep buying 😀 Fab round up and a really brilliant idea. Let's go and look in people's wardrobes next…I know it has nothing to do with cooking but wouldn't it be fun?
Since I moved I would have to say that most of my cookbooks remain in boxes, but my favourites are available to me at a moments notice. It was fun to peak into peoples collections.
Karen S Booth says
O_M_G! WOW! Bloody Norah! WHAT a FAB round up and it is now apparent that I am NOT the only cookbok addict, I think that medal goes out to Susie from Fold in the Flour! LOL! GREAT challenge Dom and you don't really hate me do you Dom…..aww…..:-) Karen
Such a great round up. So many entries – Amazing! some of the collections are huge. I dream of having a library room one day!
Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes says
Wow!!! Such a great challenge roundup Dom! I can't wait to visit all these blogs! And I plan on visiting each of them! Thank you for pulling this all together, I can't imagine how long it took! xo
Nicola @41feasts says
Wow that's a round up Dom! And thank you everybody who has so many more books than me – you are all bookmarked for the next 'discussion' with my husband…
Thank you too Jac for the membership to Eat Your Books – I signed up a few months ago and it has already proved itself to be very useful – like a mini random recipes anytime you want!
Magnolia Verandah says
Dom you have worn me out with that round up. You did good! How great and how many books do we all have! Smashing is all I can say.
Katy Salter @ Pinch of Salt says
Dang – I so meant to do this! Where has the month gone?
Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen says
I'm visiting from Ocean Breezes and boy do I feel better. I'm so relieved to know I'm not the only one addicted to cookbooks. Mine are spilling off of the bookcases in both houses and I can assure you more will join in as I never say no to a good new book.
Thanks Don for letting us peek into other's bookcases.
Laura loves cakes says
That is A LOT of cookbooks!! Dan Lepard seems to feature heavily in the collections or maybe the colours just stand out!! I meant to enter this month too but it seems time ran away with me…ah well there's always next month! 🙂
little macaroon. says
Phil, as strong as soup = WINNING! Love that cupboard so hard it hurts.
And it seems like if there's one recommendation based purely on popularity, it's gotta be Dan Lepard that I make another couple of shelf inches for!
Great round up Dom! Just tell me next month isn't snooping through that random kitchen drawer that everyone has full of old batteries, allen keys, indoor sparklers and dud torches…
Treat and Trick says
Great round up Dom! Thanks for sharing such a great idea to store our collection!
Vanessa @ Cakes and Teacups says
WOW!! What an AMAZING collection everyone has! Such a fun round up. Years and years of collecting. Thanks for the kind words Dom as my collection is such a baby next to everyone else : )
As a long time Blogger (I'm only a NEW foodie Blogger) I realise how long this must have taken you to do…WELL DONE.
And what a brilliant selection of books we all have, I suddenly feel not quite as guilty for having so many. I AM still going to be ruthless though and complete my Challenge, they have to be good…very good… to keep their place on my shelves.
I'm off to have a nosey at some of these wonderful Blogs now. I feel my Blog list is suddenly going to get a lot longer!!
And many, many thanks to Jacqueline from Tinned Tomatoes for our free membership to Eat Your Books, something I definitely need for all the 'stayers'.
Michael Toa says
Oh my… what an amazing round-up! It's so lovely seeing everyone else's cookbooks collections. I am so envious to many of yous with the lovely cabinets/shelving units 🙂 And Nigella is everywhere! Loving it.
Wow! What an amazing round up! Was so much fun to peek into everyone's houses and look at their cookbook collections! I'm also delighted to have met a few fellow addicts….might need to start a support group ; )
Looking forward to seeing what you have in store next month x
I am in awe of this round-up. Seriously good, and I feel reassured that there are so many of us cookbook collectors out there.
Thank you for hosting this totally original Random Recipe Challenge. You deserve an award. I have no idea how you manage your workload but always a pleasure to read :))x
I'm taking that magnificent right back – that was a mean trick you played. Surely as a well brought up gentleman you should know never to give away a lady's age!
And never mind Nigella. Nigel and Jamie the book I kept seeing was Dan's short & Sweet.
Annes S says
Oh my I feel I no longer have a problem, my collection of around a 100 seems paltry compared to some others collections!!
What can I say. wow. Jealousy. Green with envy!!
Well done Dom on compiling it all!
Phil in the Kitchen says
Somehow I thought that this would be a marathon round-up – you may have the gold medal for compiling it all. Personally, I'm feeling inadequate on the Nigel and Nigella front.
Brilliant, just brilliant Dom! What a fabulous roundup and such a pleasure to read. Feeling warm all over 🙂
An absolutely fabulous roundup – well done you. I now feel duty bound to buy some more books to catch up with some of those collections and also order some new bookshelves! Thank you Dom for providing me with the perfect excuse.
Please be kind to us for next month's challenge.
Wow what a great roundup! I'm glad I'm not the only book-aphile 🙂 I loved having a peek into other peoples lives/homes. I have a few more to look around yet but needed a cup of tea and a sit with a good book….cookbook that is! Looking forward to August RR challenge! Bring it on Dom!!!
P.S. You are always welcome for a day trip. Come fly and visit!!!! Just bring a bottle of wine and an appetite and its a date! 🙂
From Beyond My Kitchen Window says
Wow, so many blogs to visit. Great challenge, wish I had participated. I'm in love with the paint color you guys chose for your cupboards.
I love this month's roundup, I think it's my favourite so far even though nothing was actually cooked! Perhaps because I'm nosy. Gutted that I didn't get to enter but I didn't get my (several hundred!) cookbooks unpacked in time after our move, and we are still living in a building site, but I'm going to photograph them all anyway when I get organised.
Baking Addict says
Brilliant round up!! I need to set aside a few hours to visit everyone – I've way behind on my blog reading. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us in August – please be kind 🙂
Absolutely fantastic round-up Dom, I've thoroughly enjoyed lusting over everyone's collections, thank you so much for a super challenge and putting together the round up!
Sarah, Maison Cupcake says
Wow, I think I'm quite exhausted after trawling through that lot and I haven't even had to program a blog post rounding them up!! Did you know what you were unleashing?!!
My favourite things spotted were The Cat in the Hat on Choclette's shelf and Jacc's boy's enviable Happy Land collection!
Thanks for hosting such a fun event!
I've been an avid (though mostly silent) follower of your blog for a while now and love your random recipe challenges. I particularly loved last months challenge of posting photos of cookbood collections. I had a great time going through all the contributors' blogs (and finding some new blogs to follow too!).
Anyway, I hope you don't mind that I mentioned it in my own blog with a link to Belleau Kitchen. If you mind, please drop me a line and I will remove the link.
(p.s. I tried to email you but for some reason it just wouldn't go through)
The KitchenMaid says
I think this has been my favourite RR so far (do I say that every month?) – but really, this is just so cool. And yes, I do want to move in with Karen BB. Can we stage a sit-in, do you think? x
Aneka Info says
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