Our local Borders is closing. Even though they fell out of favor with me a while ago, I am still sorry to see them go. BUT the remaining stock has been progressively on sale, and a couple of days ago I purchased three hardcover cookbooks for 50-60% off: The Complete Tassajara Cookbook by Edward Espe Brown, The Pleasures of Cooking for One by Judith Jones, and The Essential New York Times Cook Book by Amanda Hesser.
The latter has received most of my attention so far. I'm anxious to try these rhubarb recipes first: Rhubarb Bellini, Rhubarb-Strawberry Mousse, and Straight-Up Rhubarb Pie. Most recipes have some commentary, but what can one say about Swedish Ginger Cookies made with BACON FAT?!? And the Club Sandwich is as follows: "Go to the club. Drink six toasts. Eat a slice of meat. Drink six more toasts." All I need is a club.
After I purchased the above books, I was perusing my own shelf of cookbooks and was surprised at some of them, as I don't recall buying them or ever cooking from them. Must remedy that, but I am not sure how, without giving up my day job.