Welcome to cookbooks for company!
I have always enjoyed cookbooks. Reading recipes, creating imaginary menus, considering new ways to prepare particular ingredients. Sometimes I do so with purpose, like to plan my next meal, but more often it is simply to immerse myself in a world of food. It wasn’t until I moved to Japan from my hometown Melbourne, that getting lost in the pages of a cookbook took on a new meaning for me. I found myself turning to cookbooks for company. The books themselves provide a sense of familiarity and comfort in a country where almost everything – be it language, food or even traffic signals – seems foreign. Cookbooks inspire me to think about food in new ways and motivate me to try new ingredients and combinations. Shopping list in hand I can purposefully set out to search for ingredients. I find myself scouring shelves for all that I need to create new recipes that I have read or heard about and to recreate familiar tastes of home. Cookbooks for Company is all about my love of cookbooks and the recipes within them. It is about a passion for food. It is about the experiences and adventures that can be found in sourcing ingredients, trying new flavours and techniques, and preparing food to share, eat and enjoy. Welcome to cookbooks for company!