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Cookbooks – How Many Do You Own? (Part 4)

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#1 Marlene

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 08:53 AM

3 more for me.

Debbie Moose's Deviled Eggs
Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything
Mark Bittmans How to Cook Everything Holidays

 

 

 

 

[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 3)]


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#2 maggiethecat

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 10:45 AM

96,341 --18.24 miles.

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#3 suzilightning

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 01:45 PM

one more for me. someone put Kitchen Detective by Christopher Kimball (the bow tie wearing dude from Cook's Illustrated and America's Test Kitchen) into my cubby at work. i really like the way this guy writes and the recipes i've tried so far work pretty well.
next up: blue cheese dressing to go over my retro iceberg wedge and jersey tomatoes for my birthday dinner. :biggrin:
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#4 torakris

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 02:48 PM

I am back in Japan after a 6 week trip to the US and have added 17 books to my collection....

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#5 binkyboots

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 02:56 PM

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Spam in my pantry at home.
Think of expiration, better read the label now.
Spam breakfast, dinner or lunch.
Think about how it's been pre-cooked, wonder if I'll just eat it cold.

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#6 Badiane

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 03:07 PM

I have 123....including 6 Joy of Cooking and about 25 of the regional ones put out by church ladies and other clubs...I collect both.

Newest addition...Mes Confitures, by Christine Ferber. I am a jam making maniac this week!
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#7 chromedome

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 07:38 PM

Score!

Picked up a copy of Cooks Illustrated's "The Best Recipe"...from a remaindered bin at Safeway...for $6.99 CDN (list price $40 CDN).
Fat=flavor

#8 maggiethecat

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 07:51 PM

96,833.

next up: blue cheese dressing to go over my retro iceberg wedge and jersey tomatoes for my birthday dinner.

Yum.

Happy Birthday, Suzi Ma'am!

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#9 MicBacchus

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Posted 03 September 2005 - 06:25 AM

Include 3 more for me please: The Frog Commissary, The Art of Braising, and Patio Daddy-o.
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#10 Smithy

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 05:04 PM

...and yet another 3 for me:

Modern Greek (170 contemporary recipes from the Mediterranean) by Andy Harris
Mediterraneo (delicious recipes from the Mediterranean) by Clare Ferguson
Slow Cooking (not so fast food) by Joanne Glynn

I picked these 3 up at Williams-Sonoma over the weekend on the sale table: $7 for the three of 'em! I was amazed and so pleased! I was sorry, however, to see that Paula Wolfert's Slow Mediterranean Kitchen was among the carnage at something like $3.99. I have a copy already, and since weight was an issue I couldn't see picking up a spare for some friend I don't know yet. I did, however, talk the friend who was with me into picking up a copy.

Thanks to the Free Cookbooks! thread Susan in Fl and I exchanged cookbooks, leaving the balance even in this case. My take was the 1942, 1944 edition of The Good Housekeeping Cookbook. It's a fun item, and completes my gang from that time, since Mom gave me her old banged-up copies of The Joy of Cooking and the Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook from about the same time. Thanks, Susan!

I still have a couple of cookbooks begging on that thread, by the way, although I think one may be on the verge of being claimed.

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#11 SuzySushi

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 12:12 AM

3 more I had on order arrived:

Taste by David Rosengarten

It's All American Food ditto

Paris Boulangerie-Patisserie by Linda Dannenberg
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#12 Adam Balic

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 06:12 AM

The Medieval Kitchen: Recipes from France and Italy
By: Odile Redon, et al. Looks interesting,


Indonesian Regional Food and Cookery
By: Sri Owen. Have wnated this fantastic book for a long time


Splendid Table: 500 Years of Eating in Northern Italy By: L.R. Kasper. Wow, what a wonderful book, pity about the quality of the photgraphs.

#13 mochihead

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 09:09 AM

272 cookbooks... wow. I've slowed down over the last couple of years. :)

#14 Smithy

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 09:21 AM

I'm down 2 books because of the Free Cookbooks! thread, but since they went to other eGulleteers the overall count should be unchanged. I don't know whether either of the recipients has already weighed in here. I forgot to ask them to.

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#15 peanutgirl

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 04:53 PM

My neighbor is having garage sale and I picked up: Essentials of Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan for .25 !!!!

It's in excellent ( never been read/ used) condition. Besides the fact that it cost only a quarter... my 7th grade daughter bought it for me :wub: .

Other than that... I'll have to do a re-count. I haven't been keeping track.

#16 maggiethecat

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 04:57 PM

272 cookbooks... wow. I've slowed down over the last couple of years. :)

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97,118,

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#17 Bombdog

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 06:17 PM

Does FG's book count? I mean, it's about food.....
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#18 appreciator

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 01:49 AM

I have about 80 at the moment... though probably about 20 more in storage waiting to go to the used book store.

Funny, I thought I had more.... must go cookbook shopping :wub:
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#19 judiu

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 01:19 PM

Must add five to my total; The Best Food Writing (series) 2001,2002,2003 & 2004.
Hopefully 2005 will be a Christmas presant from my son... and Alton Brown's I'm Only Here for The Food for $3.00 from the library store. :wub: That place is GREAT!
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#20 Smithy

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 02:16 PM

Add 1 more for me: Molto Italiano. It arrived at my house for inspection because either I forgot to tell the club not to send it (I do dither on occasion) or they decided to ignore me (also happens). Its fate hung in the balance for a while: I have too many cookbooks/that's not possible; space & money vs. gorgeous photos; then somebody made gnocchi from one of his recipes over on the Fresh Pasta cookoff. I was undone.

So much for unloading cookbooks. My poor husband. :raz:

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#21 ninetofive

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 07:02 PM

I haven't yet counted my existing collection, but I just added in the last month:

James Peterson's Glorious French Food ($6.99 at The Christmas Tree Shop) :biggrin:
Classic Home Desserts, Richard Sax
A Taste of Country Cooking, Edna Lewis
Bread, Eric Treuille
Iced Tea, Fred Thompson
Preserves, Lindy Wildsmith
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#22 Megan Blocker

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 07:16 PM

24 so far...but it's my birthday this weekend, so hopefully I'll be adding to that tally! :biggrin:

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#23 heyjude

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 11:51 PM

Only 12 from the Fall FOL sale. Now I'm counting the days until the spring sale.
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#24 Safran

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 10:01 AM

Another one for me...The Cannery Seafood House Cookbook, by Frédéric Couton...

#25 judiu

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 08:39 AM

OK, lets see here; Mastering the Art of French Cooking, I'm Only Here for the Food, an international cookbook whose name escapes me, and Marcella Says; so that's four more for me! :wub:
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#26 Safran

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 11:39 AM

OK, lets see here; Mastering the Art of French Cooking, I'm Only Here for the Food, an international cookbook whose name escapes me, and Marcella Says; so that's four more for me! :wub:

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Hé, judiu, lately, it seems to be the two of us...
Here goes:

The Cooking of Southwest France, :wub: Paula Wolfert - Oh wow!!!!

The Best Recipes in the Workld, Mark Bittman; well, we'll see if that's true but I do love his How to Cook Everything, and you do get a lot of recipes for your money...

#27 Smithy

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 11:47 AM

Oh yes, my copy of The Cooking of Southwestern France has arrived! Hooray!

Judiu, you do seem to be making up for that house fire! :biggrin: Have you gotten back up to your old total yet?

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#28 judiu

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 01:19 PM

Oh yes, my copy of The Cooking of Southwestern France has arrived!  Hooray!

Judiu, you do seem to be making up for that house fire!  :biggrin:  Have you gotten back up to your old total yet?

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No, not yet; the new place doesn't have as much storage as the house did and I really need to find some bookshelves! I have picked up lots of smaller "church kitchen" books that I didn't have before, and am gradually replacing what I had in the way of "big" books. I'll never stop, but I may have to slow down some; I've got a bad case of lack-of-fundosis! :raz:
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#29 yakiniku

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 11:10 PM

We've added another 15 since I last posted. Most interesting:

Mrs. Chiang's Szechuan Cookbook
the Mandarin Way (by Cecilia Chang)
Eight Immortal Flavors (Johnny Kan)

I seem to be working on an historical Chinese cookbook collection.

Also picked up (but am not counting) China to Chinatown: Chinese Food in the West by JAG Roberts.
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#30 maggiethecat

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Posted 22 October 2005 - 09:16 AM

97,270. (I really must order Paula Wolfert's SW France book!)

And Bombdog, Steven's book -- or any book about food or the business of food -- does count.)

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