My revered mother in law Noreen is an excellent cook. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of all things culinary. When called upon to feed a small group or a large crowd, never has she disappointed. When she prepares a soup, a future fond memory is born. Her leg of lamb is legend. Her almond merengue with cream and raspberries is truly ‘to die for’. We don’t get to enjoy her culinary triumphs often enough.
There are two schools of thought about recipes and the internet. One school believes that the Interweb is the devil’s own invention. All recipes found there can be only ill-conceived concoctions posted to trap the unwary and earn the publisher a few quid.
The other school believes that the Information Super Highway is the only road to be on. Any recipe is available, any time, anywhere. Bish, bash, bosh and you have whatever it is your heart desires.
There is a third school too. I belong to that school. In fact, I fall between two schools. For, I have a couple of yards of cookery books and I also dip into the Internet. I feel I have the better of the options. Noreen is not big into the Internet. Here are a few of her books. (You may not be able to view this on a cell phone).
It’s my take that she has more recipes in her collection than the combined online community. As long as she keeps cooking the way she does, I don’t think it really matters who has the most.
Where are you on this? Web or book?
Mote of gratitude: With thanks to Dave Whelan who used his editing skills to merge my photos of Noreen’s cook books into one image.