I've missed a few weeks of Friday Night Photos, but this week I'm back with a recommendation for anyone on the east coast who's shopping for someone who loves cookbooks. When I was visiting Lydia, she took me to the most amazing store that sells used and hard-to-find cookbooks. Next time you're in Massachusetts, don't miss this store!
Owner Chuck Williams is a classy and charming retired gentleman with a love of cookbooks. He opens the store on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., but you can call on other days to see if he's there, or make an appointment. (So sad I didn't get a photo of Chuck. Guess I will have to go back!)
Obviously she moved when I took the photo, but that red blur is Lydia hot on the trail of a cookbook that she simply must have. We both made some wonderful purchases that day, and you can never have too many cookbooks, that's what Lydia and I always say.
There are chairs where you could sit down and seriously get lost in cookbooks for hours. I think you could find most any cookbook that's been published in the U.S. in this store, and if you go, be sure to tell Chuck that Lydia sent you!
Finally, here I am, holding up a copy of the very first cookbook I ever owned, James Beard's "How To Eat Better for Less Money." I bought that book in college, and still have it to this day. It might be a good topic for today's tough economic times, and if you visit the used cookbook store, you can get your own copy.
Eagle Trading Company
Old, Used, Out-of-Print Cookbooks
4 Elm St. (Route 79 at the four corners)
Assonet, Massachusetts 02702