Like arriving at dinner with a bottle of Oyster Bay, patronising your local bookshop has sadly gone out of fashion. With online content saturating our lives the publishing industry in on death row and it's future is looking bleak.
There is one glimmer of steam though - Cookbooks still sell. And by that I mean physical books, books you can touch and put on a shelf. While all books provide an experience, cookbooks seem to provide a lasting experience.
People still want and buy cookbooks. Cookbooks are the number one genre of books checked out from libraries. Cookbooks are the number one genre of books stolen from libraries. Cookbooks are the only genre of book unaffected by the recession.
After a year of being in boxes I was able to unpack my beloved cookbooks this week and I stumbled across this one. I'm not sure of its whereabouts but whoever the owner was, they obviously liked potato cakes.