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â€œDonâ€™t judge a book by its cover â€“ unless itâ€™s a cookbook â€¦ in which case, the more stains the better.â€
I absolutely love this quote. When I read it I envisage the shelf in my familyâ€™s kitchen that is literally crowded with cookbooks. Whether theyâ€™re used solely for one recipe or for all of them, theyâ€™re all treasured and it is accepted by all that it is there, on that bookshelf, that they will stay.
But, like the quote suggests, you can tell which cookbooks are favoured above the rest due to the wear and tear that a commonly used cookbook cannot escape from receiving.