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

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#31 schnitzel

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Posted 22 October 2005 - 02:09 PM

627 cookbooks here.
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#32 lou_31

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Posted 22 October 2005 - 10:28 PM

Just 69 here (and that includes *both* editions of Harold McGee!).
I thought there were more than that...

I can see I have some shopping to do!

#33 rjwong

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 11:27 PM

Add one more book.

Tonight at Costco: "Nobu Now". Talk about impulse buying ...
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#34 Alex

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 05:17 PM

Only five new ones since my last post, thank goodness. I'm finally slowing down.

Courtesy of a super sale at Bargain Books:
La Mia Cucina Toscana (A Tuscan Cooks in America), by Pino Luongo
Saffron Sunshine (Tapas, Mezze and Antipasti), by Elisabeth Luard

The new SW France, courtesy of Paula Wolfert and her publisher.

Bought in the early 80s, sold in the early 90s, and now bought again: The Joy of Cheesecake, by Dana Bovebjerg & Jeremy Iggers

And Ms. Alex's current fave: Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook, by Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann
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#35 suzilightning

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Posted 07 November 2005 - 03:45 PM

cool....

just scored a copy of Fat Guys Turning the Tables that was on the For Sale shelf at work :biggrin:
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#36 ronnie_suburban

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Posted 07 November 2005 - 04:30 PM

Just in time for the holidays, I've added Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook to my collection. If it's even half as useful as her Hors d'Oeuvres Handbook, it'll be a fantastic resource.

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#37 bloviatrix

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Posted 07 November 2005 - 05:47 PM

Gourmet Preserves Chez Madelaine.

Can you guess what I'm giving out as holiday gifts this year?
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#38 Probono

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 05:30 PM

3612 from the fat man living in a thin man's body
does anyone want to help me catalogue them?
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#39 heyjude

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 05:53 PM

Me, of course. Where are you? And please add 26 more for me including birthday gifts (the new Portland Junior League) and several from Cooks and Books events including books by Paula Wolfert, Nancy Oakes and Pamela Mazzola, Alice Medrich, and the new Martha Stewart and Mark Bittman which jumped into my cart at Costco. Plus the usual used treasures like Texas the Beautiful Cookbook.
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#40 Chris Amirault

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 03:42 PM

3612 from the fat man living in a thin man's body
does anyone want to help me catalogue them?

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What? 3,612? Are you serious? Game over, you win, man! Please, what's the story?
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#41 suzilightning

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 07:05 PM

3612 from the fat man living in a thin man's body
does anyone want to help me catalogue them?

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sure, i am a professional librarian by trade
:wink:
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#42 rjwong

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 11:46 PM

Sure, I can help you. I'm a professional librarian as well.

suzilightning, you do half and I do half, if Probono agrees. Probono, when do we start? :biggrin:


Back to topic, please add one more, Maggie: Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook.
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#43 heyjude

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 12:22 AM

Only one tonight. The new At Home with Michael Chiarello. He was among the nicest and most professional chef/authors we've had in the Cooks and Books series. We spent all day shlepping from one event to another and he is a peach. And I still want in on Probono's books. I'm totally curious to see where we overlap and where we don't.
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#44 maggiethecat

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 06:20 PM

Tah Dah! Thanks mostly to Probono, we've hit a landmark --- we've surpassed 100,000 mark! With my purchase of The Silver Spoonthis thread clocks in at 101,615 cookbooks.

And that's just a fraction of the true total. Ladies and gentlemen, start counting your cookbooks!

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#45 fifi

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 06:47 PM

Since I last posted I think you need to add 8.

(This is getting out of control.)
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#46 maggiethecat

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 07:01 PM

Since I last posted I think you need to add 8.

(This is getting out of control.)

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101,623.

Fifi, ma chere: What does it matter that we could all get along with, maybe, six cookbooks? We are giving ourselves hours of pleasure on the sofa and in the kitchen, while supporting food writers and the publishing houses who love them.

I'm making my list and checking it twice.

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#47 artisan02

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 07:04 PM

Since I last posted I think you need to add 8.

(This is getting out of control.)

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101,623.

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I need to add 19 since I last posted.

#48 bloviatrix

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 07:06 PM

I just got 4 more last week.
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#49 maggiethecat

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 07:08 PM

Since I last posted I think you need to add 8.

(This is getting out of control.)

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101,623.

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I need to add 19 since I last posted.

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Cool! 101,646.

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#50 mochihead

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 07:15 PM

Another 14 more for me... and 6 more on the way. 8-O

#51 KitchenQueen

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 07:26 PM

A little over 400, and I want to go live with Maggiethecat .

#52 ronnie_suburban

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 07:52 PM

A little over 400, and I want to go live with Maggiethecat .

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The line forms behind me! :biggrin:


I've picked up 5 more since my last post here:

Charcuterie by Michael Ruhlman and Brian Polcyn

Julie & Julia by Julie Powell

Will Write for Food by Dianne Jacob

Best Food Writing 2005 edited by Holly Hughes

Austin Leslie's Creole Soul by the late Austin J. Leslie and Marie Budd Posey

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#53 maggiethecat

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 08:03 PM

Dang! 102, 073.

(KitchenQueen and ronnie -- we have a guest room and a fold-out couch. C'mon down!)

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#54 SuzySushi

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 08:07 PM

I have 3 more that I forgot to mention.
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#55 JAZ

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 09:49 PM

I can't remember when I last updated my count, so I'm guessing here. At the very least, I've acquired Secrets From a Caterer's Kitchen, La Cocina de Mama, Candies, Truffles and Confections, Boulevard, Proscuitto, Pancetta Salame (the latest from Pamela Sheldon Johns), and Rick Tramato's Amuse-Bouche, which I found on sale for $5. So that's six.

#56 Flocko

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 10:02 PM

Hi Maggie:

27 new since my last post here, including Ruth Reichl's "Garlic and Sapphires" and FG's new opus!!

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#57 Rebecca263

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 10:50 PM

Fortunately, I just sold 42. We can now see the floor in the front hall closet. Unfortunately, the money is going to a few new cook books. Kiddle is becoming interested in braising, roasting, Asian whole fish dishes and such. Must also remind self, check fire extinguisher.

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#58 judiu

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 07:52 AM

Add one to my total; Southern Living 2005 Annual. I also got a Burt Greene from Chris, but since that was from a fellow e-Gullet member, it was already accounted for. :raz: Still no Nero Wolfe yet, Amazon is playing the stall... :angry:
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#59 slschnur

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 12:52 PM

402 and counting.

#60 MicBacchus

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 02:38 PM

3 more for me - I think I have a problem :shock:
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