In the original plans for The Butter Churn, The SuperJanes and I knew we wanted a library of delicious literature. We love to read and we love to eat. And we really love to read books that make our mouths actually water. Then we like to go into the kitchen and make what we’ve read about.
We believe that food can be connected to almost everything – food is fuel, food is love, food is economy, food is relationships and culture and history and traditions. We eat with our eyes, our imaginations, and our hearts. We get inspired by textures and tastes and smells. Food can be overwhelming (god. I have to make dinner again. ARGH) It can be intoxicating…. walking in from the cold to a kitchen that smells like apples and butter and cinnamon.
So words make us ravenous and we’ve always known that The Butter Churn is all about the things that are simple and powerful and inspire us to make amazing things. We’ve been making lists of our dream library while we’ve been watching our building go up from afar. We’ve also been planning our commercial kitchen and thinking about all the things we want to make in it.
So while we
patiently wait for our building (which is AMAZING btw) we need to keep planning about the future. Because our store is going to be up sooner rather than later.
Here are just a few of the books we want (I’ll post more later):
Like Water For Chocolate
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The School of Essential Ingredients
The Boxcar Children Cookbook
Salted: A Manifesto on the World’s Most Essential Mineral
So this is a smallish list…. Talk to me about the books and the stuff you are wanting to see in the store!
psst… Want to see more of our building?