I grew up a country girl. There were several times a year when my grandmother and her friends would get together and cook for 50 or 60 people. I loved being in the kitchen as they did so. And though they made it looks so easy, each and every one of them would bring along their trusty cookbooks.
As I began trying to come up with ideas in which to write about on this site, it quickly dawned on me that there are literally thousands of things in which we humans collect. Some can be very expensive, others are only valuable to those doing the collecting. It all comes down to what each individual deems worthy to keep in their home.