Episode 60 l Interview with Collector & Author Marcy Goldman
Episode 60 l Interview with Collector & Author Marcy Goldman

Hello and welcome back to another episode of the Cookbook Love Podcast. Today I feature an interview with Marcy Goldman of BetterBaking.com. March collected cookbooks since she was about 8 and started cooking (the Time-Life Good Cook and foods of the World, Joy of Cooking were here go-to’s). She always wrote and always cooked/baked and so her interest in cookbooks extends to how food is described in books (and portrayed in films too). She loves cookbooks (Julia Child, James Beard, MFK Fisher) that have a ‘voice’ and teach as well as share recipes – which is why she probably became fascinated with recipe headnotes which she (seems) known for in my cookbooks (besides which headnotes came from that era wherein most cookbooks didn’t have any photos). She published the first of her 11 cookbooks in 1998 (Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking) and now both traditionally and independently publish cookbooks, as well as hosts her site of 22 years Betterbaking.com. She still buys cookbooks and hones her collection (with a reasonable amount of classic and new – largely on baking). Food is not just about pleasures of eating or sustenance – cookbooks chronicle our history and social ways.

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