Here are some of the Moosewood pages that I'm talking about:
We had spanakopita on Wednesday. Oh boy, oh boy...buttery bliss. Anyway, look at the detail in this picture. It just amazes me that someone (Molly Katzen) drew this out with such detail for a recipe. It must have taken as long if not longer than it would take to make the dish- and if you have ever made spanakopita, you know that it takes some time.
I normally put a note on the top of the page that gives the date I made it, where I made it, for whom I made it, and how we liked it. I love looking back to see when I made the recipe. It's like a scrapbook in itself.
Who wouldn't want to make a recipe that has pictures of ostriches and unicorns? Do I need to even ask?
A serious soup for a day on contemplation... I think I may go make it now.
And so, one cookbook can inspire me to cook, document, and create. And that is what life is really about to me!