As people who love food, we have accumulated numerous recipe books over the years—either purchased or as gifts. However, it’s easy to forget about these and stick to your usual favourite recipes, relegating your treasures to the shelf, accumulating dust. For us, that’s shelf five on our bookcase.

In 2010, our goal is to make at least one new recipe every week. The farther from the ordinary, the better. (This will hopefully help us cut down on our dusting.)

Shelf5 will document this experience. We’ll share the recipes, the cooking process and the (hopefully spectacular) outcomes. We’ll also share the wine and music that went along with it.