I have no idea how many cookbooks I have, but they currently fill one floor-to-ceiling bookshelf in the kitchen and most of one in the living room. I like to collect cookbooks from places that I visit, those of historical interest, and just plain odd ones. My sons find my collection very humorous for I never actually cook from my cookbooks. I have a slight anti-authoritarian quirk that does not allow me to follow directions, and I generally just make stuff up after comparing similar recipes from various sources.
To Marmish: I'd really be interested in knowing where that bookstore in Forest Park is. I hang out at the Frugal Muse in Darien (75th and Lemont) now and then -- nice collection of used cookbooks there, too.
[Moderator note: The original Cookbooks – How Many Do You Own? topic became too large for our servers to handle efficiently, so we've divided it up; the preceding part of this discussion is here: Cookbooks – How Many Do You Own? (Part 2)]
Edited by Mjx, 01 February 2014 - 04:21 AM.
Moderator note added.