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Cookbooks – How Many Do You Own? (Part 5)

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#61 Darienne

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 06:47 AM

Two more for me: one on chocolate...a woman can never own too many chocolate cookbooks, top notch or otherwise...and my first all cookie cookbook ever. Both at a "Gently -Used Books" store.
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#62 Darienne

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 05:47 AM

One more from Value Village: Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home
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#63 judiu

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 08:53 AM

Add nine for me, thanks to our Free Cookbooks thread !
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#64 PaulDWeiss

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 12:48 PM

OK - another precinct reporting: 164 remaining, at the moment. My wife and I recently split up the cookbook collection (among other assets), so my part is down by probably a third; I'll replace some, but not all of the ones which have gone to live with her.

By the way, reluctantly honoring Maggie's initial rule that digital editions not be counted, I must still protest mildly. There are rare volumes which are realistically only available to most mortals in the new-fangled form; for instance the digitized collection of historic American cookbooks from the University of Michigan. (A URL is here.) I'm not sure why the volumes I've gotten there (and from other digital sources) are less booky than the ones which have a more obvious main ingredient of dead tree.

I think I'll also cast a random bit of chum into these waters, given that they're swimming with bookish foodies, a diffusely-distributed species. I'd love to find copies of a couple of books which are still available, but which are gaspingly expensive. The first is a French one: Les secrets des fermes en Périgord noir, by Zette Guinaudeau. The second (I'd ideally like to find the French edition, but the English translation would also be splendid): Traité de charcuterie artisanale, tome 2, by Marcel Cottenceau, Jean-François Deport, and Jean-Pierre Odeau. If anyone has either of these in their embarrassingly bloated collection which might cost me less than my left prairie oyster, please contact me.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 04:31 PM

I currently have cataloged at http://dmreed.com:

747 Asian cookbooks with 610 cover pictures
5 downloadable OLD Asian cookbooks
278 Non-Asian cookbooks with 269 cover pictures

I do not catalog a cookbook until I have perused it and there are several cookbooks which I have not yet perused.
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#66 Darienne

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 12:20 PM

Five new-to-me cookbooks: one Time-Life, one Williams-Sonoma, a low-carb cookbook (although I have no idea why), a dessert book called Dessert Book with four authors, Canadian publisher AND!!! the prize of all: Rick Bayless's Mexican Kitchen.
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#67 Paula E

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 06:36 AM

Here's another 44 to tack on.

Living in small apartments is not conducive to a large collection. But now that we have a big ol' house... :rolleyes:


I'd forgotten all about "Still Life with Bottle: Whiskey According to Ralph Steadman"

I'll be curling up with that one soon, possibly with a glass of something smooth and toasty.

#68 Darienne

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 04:50 AM

One new cookbook for me: The Ultimate Italian Cookbook by Carla Capalbo retrieved at the Cavan Mall, Dump, Transfer Station.
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#69 maggiethecat

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 10:05 AM

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#70 sebastian wilde

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 12:58 PM

I only have one. Eric Ripert's return to cooking.

#71 ChickenStu

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 01:04 PM

I only have one. Eric Ripert's return to cooking.


I used to just have the one: French Laundry Cookbook

Then through gifts or circumstance I stumbled upon a few more...

Alinea
Paleys place
Under Pressure
Yolele! which I bought because the guy was really nice and did a demo at the FCI

I have 3 other books on food, and then my course books from school which have a ton of classic french preparations...

Edited by ChickenStu, 30 June 2010 - 01:04 PM.


#72 DanM

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 02:08 PM

5 new books for me
Mexican Every Day - Rick Bayless
Molto Gusto - Mario Batali
River Cottage Preserve Book
Another jam book
Simple Fresh Southern by the Lee Brothers
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#73 GlorifiedRice

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 07:28 AM

Ill say about 300.

Including all the Culinaria series, All the Time Life Good Cook series, Manifold Destiny, Marlboro Cigs Western Cookbooks, Todd Wilburs books, Purefoy Hotel, Hillary Clintons WH Cookbook, Calf Fries to Caviar, Ben Franklins cookbook and Kitty Litter cakes etc books..

I seriously recommend the Marlboro cookbooks (amazon) for their sheer creativity alone

Oh and I have the Chicago Bulls Cookbook with Michael Jordans Mac and Cheese recipe..

Edited by GlorifiedRice, 10 July 2010 - 07:30 AM.

Wawa Sizzli FTW!

#74 Shamanjoe

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 01:45 PM

Add another two for me, courtesy of suzilightning over in the Free Cookbooks thread:

Libations of Life: a Girl's Guide to Life One Cocktail at a Time -
Brun, Dee

The New Vegetarian Cookbook - Abensur, Nadine

Anybody who has extra cookbooks, please go to the thread and list them. It's a great way to introduce new cookbooks to people that might not otherwise get them, and a great way to cut down on a little clutter.

"...which usually means underflavored, undersalted modern French cooking hidden under edible flowers and Mexican fruits."

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#75 suzilightning

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 10:19 AM

add 15 more for me... i do actually add things as well as giving them away. 2 CIA books - Spanish and French and 13 Art of Eatings that someone gifted to the library and were about to be sold so i rescued them. can't wait to read the one on Alsace and the one on Champagne.
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#76 suzilightning

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 08:18 AM

just got one:

Love Soups by Anna Thomas.

when my list of must copy out recipes hits 25 or more i have to buy the book. first time in about 4 years and this is the book.
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#77 Shamanjoe

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 11:04 AM

Two more for me:

Emeril at the Grill (it came free with his cookware)

Memories of Philippine Kitchens - Amy Besa & Romy Dorotan

"...which usually means underflavored, undersalted modern French cooking hidden under edible flowers and Mexican fruits."

- Jeffrey Steingarten, in reference to "California Cuisine".

#78 JBailey

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 12:49 PM

Between 1,400 and 1,500 with only a few duplicates (under 30) most of which are author/chef signed books
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#79 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 12:54 PM

Finally did a count as I started entering my books into EYB (under the name fprincess). 53 books so far, including cookbooks and food-related. I have a few more that are not in the database and have not yet included (older books or French cookbooks that are not available in the US).

Most frequently used – probably Les Halles (Anthony Bourdain).

Most recent acquisitions - How to Pick a Peach (Russ Parsons), The Raw and the Cooked (Jim Harrison), Beach Bum Berry Remixed (Jeff Berry), Larousse des Desserts (Pierre Herme, in French)

Edited by FrogPrincesse, 01 September 2010 - 12:56 PM.


#80 Okanagancook

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 04:16 PM

Finally counted mine: I'm in for 192. Also using EYB but only 99 are in their library. Quite a few of the 99 are not indexed yet. I bought into their lifetime membership and hope that helps them develop the site faster.

#81 andiesenji

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 10:53 AM

Since I posted late last year, I have purchased several cookbooks but keep forgetting to add them to this list.

Chezcherie's The I Love Trader Joe's Cookbook which I do indeed love and carry with me when I trek down to TJ's.
Tsukemono Japanese Pickling Recipes by Ikuko Hisamatsu
The Everything Rice Cooker Cookbook by Hui Leng Tay published August 18 2010
More Easy Beans by Trish Ross and Jacquie Trafford
The Roasted Vegetable by Andrea Chesman
366 Ways to Cook Rice, Beans & Grains by Andrea Chesman
The Everything Cheese Book by Laura Martinez
The Good Fat Cookbook by Fran McCullough
In a Roman Kitchen by Jo Bettoja - Kindle Edition
The 50th Anniversary edition of the I Hate To Cook Book by Peg Bracken
The Grit Cookbook: World-Wise, Down-Home Recipes by Edward Hafer and Jessica Greene
For the Thermomix ordered from the UK
Fast and Easy Cooking for TM31
Fast and Easy Indian Cooking for TM31
Full Steam Ahead - Steam Cooking for TM 31
Meat on the Menu for TM31

and I just pre-ordered The Pot and How to Use It: The Mystery and Romance of the Rice Cooker by Roger Ebert (yes, it's the film critic)

Not cookbooks but related:
Confessions of a French Baker by Peter Mayle
Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge by Gordon Edgar which I have re-read a couple of times, sent one to my daughter, sent one to a friend who is also a cheese fanatic. This is a great read if one loves cheese!

A few of these books are available on Amazon's Kindle so I first purchased the Kindle edition and then, if I really liked the cookbook, purchased the book itself.
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#82 maggiethecat

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 08:23 PM

Way to go! 172,835.

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#83 Shamanjoe

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 08:39 PM

Add another two for me.

One I've wanted for a long time: Ad Hoc at Home and

Chez Panisse Pasta Pizza & Calzone

"...which usually means underflavored, undersalted modern French cooking hidden under edible flowers and Mexican fruits."

- Jeffrey Steingarten, in reference to "California Cuisine".

#84 OliverB

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 09:03 AM

after entering mine in EYB this weekend I have a better picture and my total is probably around 210 to 220. I did not enter German books and some the system did not recognize and I left those out too. I'm also at the end of the line so to say, no more room in the book shelf, so before new ones come in some old ones will have to go. And hopefully EYB will now make me actually cook from them occasionally too :-)
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#85 ScottyBoy

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 10:20 AM

I own 10 cook books, yay!
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#86 andiesenji

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 11:07 AM

Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan

Early American Herb Recipes by Alice Cooke Brown

Mma Ramotswe's Cookbook by Stuart Brown, Mats Ogren Wanger, and Alexander McCall Smith
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#87 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 12:53 PM

+1 for me. I got the last (misplaced) copy of Culinaria Italia for $8 at Costco yesterday.

#88 smilingal

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 09:02 PM

This past weekend I bought a bookshelf ladder for my kitchen! So excited - like a little kid.

#89 SobaAddict70

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 10:53 PM

I have a little over 20, but the funny thing is I don't use them as much as I should.

They're mostly for ideas (and the occasional instruction, like this past weekend's scrambled eggs with lobster (never cooked a lobster before)).

I take inspiration from a variety of sources ... mostly from outings to restaurants and cooking blogs.

Most are vegetarian-friendly. I wonder if that's a subconscious decision. I'll never be a vegetarian but my eating has been trending in that direction for the past several years.

#90 Alex

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 02:45 PM

We finally got around to winnowing the collection. So, minus 50, donated to our local community college's culinary/hospitality program.

Edited by Alex, 27 September 2010 - 02:45 PM.

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