Continuing my project of documenting my food and cooking books, here are the five shelves of the bookcase in the dining room. I'm not going to try to catalog all the books today, but if you click on the photos, you can see much more detail.
Top shelf: food history books, such as works by Waverley Root, Calvin Trillin, Ruth Reichel.
Second shelf: quite a few good books! The Splendid Table at far right is an admirable book, but its recipes defeat me with their complexity.
Third shelf: many Sunset books (which I like despite the contempt that many foodies have for them). Far right: the Larousse Gastronomiqe.
Next shelf: not really food books, but note the complete Harry Potter in editions from all over the place!
Bottom shelf: mainly library books and books about Shakespeare. Far right: Richard Halliburton's Book of Marvels -- a childhood favorite. These are mostly not food books, except for the library books at left, which include The Magic Harvest and Paradox of Plenty.