Everyone should have a hobby. Until now my hobby has been collecting cookbooks, from the wonderful to the weird. In my cookbook collection are plenty of near misses, and quite a few laugh-out-loud disasters (I will never cook squirrel, never!). Fortunately most of the cookbooks I own are fantastic and have given me hours of reading and cooking pleasure.
I have learned a lot along the way about what makes a cookbook a good fit for different situations, I started Read Cook Eat so others could benefit from my learnings (and mistakes!). I hope you find a cookbook to love, or at least get some idea of what to watch out for when you are choosing one for yourself or to gift.