I am a child of the internet. I literally do not remember a time I did not have access to it, maybe pre-second grade? In any case, my life has been seriously impacted by computers and having information at the tips of my fingertips (what do you mean, you had to look stuff up before? In BOOKS?) So that leads me to ask a very important question: Do you buy cookbooks when you have access to millions of (free) recipes on the net?
It's a battle for me. On the one hand, I love books! I love looking at glossy pictures and a great layout in a cookbook just makes me happy. On the other hand, I'm cheap. Do I really want to shell out $20-$30+ for a book when I can search for the dish on the internet for free? I'll admit, free wins just about every time.
I do have visions of a beautifully stocked cookbook shelf in my kitchen, with gorgeous pictures that I can flip through on a lazy night. I also have a ton of Martha Stewart Living that I don't want to part with, so they could be included in my cookbook party in my kitchen if I ever accumulate enough books to have said party.
And so I am torn. Do you buy the pretty books that catch your eye (and your appetite?) Do you have a good argument for one side of my cookbooks vs. internet struggle?