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Moveable Feast

In a recent article in Vogue Magazine, I read that this is the winter of monumental cookbooks—massive in their weight, unwieldy in bulk, extravagantly illustrated and regally bound—to be read, discussed and cooked from.

 

Historically chef’s cookbooks are unreliable and often not easily accessible for the casual cook like you and I in our very simplistic kitchens.

The article caused me to reflect upon today’s current day attention spans and the use of photos in books. This article made me wonder about the new wave of mixed media  books as attention spans dissipate and collaboration becomes a sensibility of the times. In either case, coffee table books are cool and when it comes to cookbooks, they are much safer on the coffee table then on kitchen counters sprinkled with grease and garlic drippings.

 

What do you think?

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