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Cookbooks – How Many Do You Own? (Part 3)

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#571 peppyre

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 03:44 PM

Since I am moving in 3 weeks, I decided that this was the perfect time to add 5 more books to my collection.

I decided to start packing my bookshelf this week, since I know how long it's going to take. I was hoping that once I weeded out all of the fiction that I don't want to keep, which I thought was going to be most of the shelf, I only had less than a dozen to get rid of and less than a dozen that I wanted to keep. My bookshelf is still overflowing with my cookbooks. I just can't bear to get rid of any of them.

#572 jackieg

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 06:12 PM

Add 4 more for me.
Get Saucy
All about Braising - the thread convinced me to buy this
Used book store finds -
San Francisco A La Carte
Alton Brown's All About Food

Agree with chrisamirault, where do you put partners, pets, children?
I have magazines stacked beside my bed, in the bookcases and piles in the living room. If I decide that I can part with them, they only go to good homes where they will be appreciated & loved and passed on to others of like mind. But I still have about 400 magazines.

#573 SuzySushi

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 06:21 PM

4 more arrived in the mail for me yesterday:

A Cook's Tour of Italy by Joe Famularo, bought on closeout
Steam Cooking by Kim Chung Lee
The Cook's Guide to Asian Ingredients, which (darn!) duplicates the ingredients section of a book I already have -- I'll probably give this one to my sister
Italian Cooking Class Cookbook (Australian Women's Weekly)

Where to put them? I have two 6' tall bookcases in the bedroom devoted to cookbooks: they're my bedtime reading!
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#574 tsquare

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 06:29 PM

3 more for me:

Les Halles Cookbook
Indian Home Cooking
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#575 MT-Tarragon

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 07:35 PM

I finally got around to counting all my cook books. So, if I include wine/beverage/food rather than solely cook/recipe books, I have 101.
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#576 Chris Amirault

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 07:32 PM

1247 I have a lovely little spread sheet helping me keep track. I have started a culinary library where I work.

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Jeebus Crickey!

You singlehandedly are plunging us toward the six-figure mark!

A hearty welcome to you, my well-organized and -libraried fellow member! Those who are about to cook salute you!
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#577 Jeebus

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 03:27 PM

1247 I have a lovely little spread sheet helping me keep track. I have started a culinary library where I work.

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Jeebus Crickey!

You singlehandedly are plunging us toward the six-figure mark!

A hearty welcome to you, my well-organized and -libraried fellow member! Those who are about to cook salute you!

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Thanks, I have started a program that any of my cooks, waiters, managers or any one else for that matter, after signing a small legal document (to make sure my books will come back) are welcome to borrow any book for a wek at a time, no charge to them.
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#578 suzilightning

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 09:21 AM

i must be the odd duck at this party. i have one small bookcase in my kitchen and that's it.

i go through my magazines, copy out the recipes i want then pass them on to someone else(egulleteer or friends).

actually just put an order in for the first cookbook i've bought in years: Soup:A Kosher Collection by pam reiss. i borrowed it on ILL but there were so many good recipes i bought the book rather than copy them all. so add one for me maggie!
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#579 maggiethecat

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 09:41 AM

96,110. Anyone care to make a wager about when we'll hit 100,000? I say January, 06.

And yes, I'll send the fellow-addict who tips the turnstile at 100,000 a cookbook!

Add one for me. I took it out of the library last week, fell in love with it and needed to have my own copy: Scott Peacock and Enda Lewis's The Gift of Southern Cooking. The sautee of cymlings, the pork chops with cranberries, the Country Captain --they've all been outstanding. I intend to cook my way though this book.

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#580 Pam R

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 12:55 PM

actually just put an order in for the first cookbook i've bought in years:  Soup:A Kosher Collection by pam reiss.  i borrowed it on ILL but there were so many good recipes i bought the book rather than copy them all.  so add one for me maggie!

Thanks - hope you enjoy it :wink:

#581 Chris Amirault

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 12:17 PM

I'll wager January 3: after a good 24 hours of post-Xmas and New Year counting.
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#582 Nanna R

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 06:38 PM

I've added 38 titles in recent months, which brings my total up to - let me see - 1424:

Joys of Nepalese Cooking
Culinaria Greece
My Mother's Bolivian Kitchen
St. Kitts and Nevis Independence Cookbook
Shunju New Japanese Cuisine
50 Great Curries of India
Cocktails & Recipes - Réunion Island
Food from the Arab World
Kopiaste
The Lebanese Kitchen
Das Neue Sacher Kochbuch
The Cuisine of Cambodia
The Best of Canary Islands Cookery
Piemonte in bocca
Lítil bók um lambakjöt
Jólagóðgæti
Politikens fiskekogebog
Hr. Jensens kogebog
Umoderne mad
Sødt
Nannas salater
Familiemad
Sweetbreads, Liver and Kidney
Casa Moro
Brilliant Barbecues
The Pedant in the Kitchen
The Pheasant Cook
An Exaltation of Soups
Cupboard Love
Are You Really Going to Eat That?
Simply Seaweed
Extreme Cuisine
Recipes for Disasters
Les Halles Cookbook
Gordon Ramsay Makes it Easy
Marie Claire Kitchen
The Dinner Lady
The Berry Bible

I'm definitely going to need to get rid of my son very soon. He is taking up too much valuable space I could use for books.

#583 Terrasanct

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 07:03 PM

I'm definitely going to need to get rid of my son very soon. He is taking up too much valuable space I could use for books.


It worked for me. I'm turning his room into a library.


I added about 40 more this weekend.

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#584 Chris Amirault

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 07:18 PM

Let's be creative here. Can your son wash dishes, scrub potatoes, or do molecular gastronomy? Maybe instead of just getting rid of him, you could trade him to Ferran Adria: have him do a few stages for free in exchange for, I dunno, the set of El Bulli books or something.
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#585 Marlene

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 07:43 PM

Add two more for me.


Silver Palate's Good Times Cookbook
Company's Coming Most Loved Barbeques
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#586 maggiethecat

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 07:51 PM

96191. And what a novel solution to hard-wrung cookbook space: expel family members!

Margaret McArthur

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#587 Terrasanct

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 07:57 PM

My son wasn't into cleaning, leaving the house, getting up from his computer, or much else. He was a decent cook, but I'd have to get him into the kitchen first.

I think we're both happier. He's a good kid. I doubt he begrudges my cookbook habit. :smile:

#588 Nanna R

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 10:50 PM

Let's be creative here. Can your son wash dishes, scrub potatoes, or do molecular gastronomy? Maybe instead of just getting rid of him, you could trade him to Ferran Adria: have him do a few stages for free in exchange for, I dunno, the set of El Bulli books or something.

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I've got the books already. But you know, he might actually be of some use at El Bulli, as he is a chemistry graduate student. And quite interested in cooking, so he isn't totally useless, although dishwashing and potato scrubbing are definitely not his strongest fields. There are a few cookbooks he plans to take with him when (if) he eventually leaves home - we'll see about that ...

#589 Priscilla

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 02:17 PM

Two more, on purpose, both related to recent eG reading, both long overdue!

Dorie Greenspan's Paris Sweets, and Totally Hot! by Charles Perry & two co-writers.

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#590 judiu

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 08:40 AM

Two more for me, Debbie Moose's "Deviled Eggs" and (soon to be delivered- I hope!) "Being Dead is No Excuse" . I got Being Dead from the library for a trial run and decided I couldn't live without it! (pun intended...) :raz:
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#591 MT-Tarragon

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 08:33 AM

I just added 13 more. I found thirteen of the Time-Life Foods of the World series for $1.49 each.
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#592 Adam Balic

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 04:46 AM

Three more books:

"Recipes from Corsica" by Rolli Lucarotti. Looks excellent, both varied and interesting.

"The Book of Latin American Cooking" by Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz

"Indian Home Cooking" by Suvir Saran (where have I heard that name?) and Stephanie Lyness.

Will look at the last two over the next few days.

#593 SuzySushi

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Posted 20 August 2005 - 10:43 PM

And four more books for me:

Sensational Vegetable Recipes (a $2.99 promo from Borders, published by Bay Books)

Appetizers, Finger Food, Buffets & Parties from Hermes House

Cooking for Fun for Kids with Diabetes

and The Everything Indian Cookbook by our own Monica Bhide
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#594 Smithy

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Posted 27 August 2005 - 05:16 PM

Add 2 more for me, courtesy of Suzilightning:

The Harrods Knightbridge Cookery Book (*swoon* - their "special occasions chapter is overkill, since it all looks like special-occasion cookery to me)

The Martha's Vineyard Cookbook, 2nd edition, by Louise Tate and Jean Steward Wexler. At last, I have a recipe for crab cakes.

These hadn't been included in Suzi's earlier count, so we aren't double-counting.

Thanks, Suzi!

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#595 heyjude

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Posted 27 August 2005 - 06:57 PM

21 more for me, although some will go to mamster and LaurieA-B. They include a couple of slow cooker books, some Angelo Pellegrinis (he is being memorialized here in Seattle next week), some Art Culinaires and Beard on Bread which somehow I've never owned.
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#596 Terrasanct

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Posted 27 August 2005 - 07:49 PM

I've probably got about a hundred more since last time I posted. Most of them aren't anything too exciting, but I got one that I found interesting. I guess it's not really a cookbook since it's photos of food, but it's very nice.

Here's a photo of the front of the book, which I was only able to find on a German website:

http://www.martinabe...962522379273616

I wish you could see inside this--the photography is beautiful.

 

 

 

 

[Moderator note: This topic continues in Cookbooks – How Many Do You Own? (Part 4)]


Edited by Mjx, 01 February 2014 - 04:22 AM.
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