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

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#571 suzilightning

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 12:24 PM

one new one for me:

Spain and the world table

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#572 Alex

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 01:46 PM

OK, one more: Aromas of Aleppo: The Legendary Cuisine of Syrian Jews. I suspect it will be joined by several more on July 4, courtesy of our local Bargain Books' half-price sale.
Gene Weingarten, writing in The Washington Post about online news stories and their readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."

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#573 dmreed

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 04:41 PM

Add 13 more for me.  Most from a second-hand $.25 sale. 

Others include Corriher's Cookwise and an old, but wonderful, Chinese cookbook, The Thousand Recipe Chinese Cookbook.

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I like The Thousand Recipe Chinese Cookbook but her recipes call for CELERY! (yucky face here). Not cooked celery in my Chinese food, dammit. It's too easy to find Bok Choy! Maybe this is just a factor of when it was published, but it's just WRONG! :wacko:

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maybe she meant Chinese celery???
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#574 dmreed

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 04:42 PM

add 15 more for me...mainly Asian cookbooks.
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#575 gallucci

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 08:05 PM

just got a near-new 1975 Merle Ellis 'Cutting Up in the Kitchen' - definitely looks to be a keeper

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#576 Alex

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 10:03 AM

OK, one more: Aromas of Aleppo: The Legendary Cuisine of Syrian Jews. I suspect it will be joined by several more on July 4, courtesy of our local Bargain Books' half-price sale.

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As predicted, I am now the proud owner of:
Culinaria Spain
The Spiaggia Cookbook
Every Night Italian
Chicken à la King & The Buffalo Wing
Two for the Road
Candyfreak

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#577 Darienne

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 11:14 AM

Candyfreak[/i]

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Had to add a note: Candyfreak is a poorly chosen title for this book :hmmm: and I would encourage anyone who is interested in the history of the small family-owned candy businesses in the USA going back a few decades to read it. If you ever loved certain candies as a child and these candies no longer exist...read this book.

Yes, the writer is a self-admitted 'candyfreak', but the book is well-researched and fascinating. I stumbled across it in a Utah library and read it from cover to cover.

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#578 kayb

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 02:23 PM

One more. Jane Brody's Good Food Gourmet. A buck at the library's used book sale.
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Posted 05 July 2009 - 03:03 PM

Add 13 more for me.  Most from a second-hand $.25 sale. 

Others include Corriher's Cookwise and an old, but wonderful, Chinese cookbook, The Thousand Recipe Chinese Cookbook.

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I like The Thousand Recipe Chinese Cookbook but her recipes call for CELERY! (yucky face here). Not cooked celery in my Chinese food, dammit. It's too easy to find Bok Choy! Maybe this is just a factor of when it was published, but it's just WRONG! :wacko:

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maybe she meant Chinese celery???

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FWIW, we have friends from mainland China who make a stir-fried celery dish. It's very simple and somewhat flavourless, actually.

I can add 9 to the list, but most of my cookbooks are in Canada, and who knows how many there are.

#580 Darienne

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 05:45 AM

Add one more for me. My own personal copy of David Lebovitz's The Perfect Scoop has finally arrived. Huzzah!

Ordering from Amazon Canadian is NOT the same as ordering from Amazon USA. :sad:
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#581 dmreed

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 08:58 PM

I just finished cataloging most of my Asian and International cookbooks...the list may be found at:

http://dmreed.com/co...n_cookbooks.htm

the total so far is 560!

there are probably 20-40 more which I have to dig out or have not yet perused and there are more coming in the mail. I will attempt to keep the list up to date.

my next catalogging project may be the rest of my cookbooks maybe 300+.

I have notced multiple copies of several books which I will offer for sale on ebay.

the list of books will help me avoid buying the same book more than once!
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#582 David A. Goldfarb

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 09:24 PM

I have about 25 cookbooks, which is a tiny fraction of all of our books.

#583 avibenshi

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 02:28 AM

Embarrassed to admit but about 10, most of them from around 10-15 years ago, before the internet age. Nowadays its so much simpler to go to YouTube and get a better idea of how the recipe should be cooked. I got into Indian cooking recently and became a fan of this guy who calls himself vahchef than gives online Indian cooking lessons.
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#584 Tedc

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 12:43 PM

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#585 Darienne

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 12:23 PM

You have to love those second hand stores. Took a visiting friend into Value Village to show her the tan slacks available for her daughter and just took a quick peek at the cookbooks. Someone was getting rid of some goodies.

Mark Bittman. How to Cook Everything.
Christian Teubner. The Chocolate Bible.
Practical Cookery. Chocolate. (lots of yummy photos and I'm also impressed by books with the English 'cookery' in them. The colonial in me, no doubt)
Roz Denny. Rice & Risotto. (don't know how 'good' it is, but it certainly is timely)
Elizabeth Wolf-Cohen. Step-by-Step Irresistible Chocolate. (Wow! $.22 on Amazon.com. My friend wanted it and then left it here by accident. It was free. Buy 4, get one free.)

That's 5 more for me. :wink:

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#586 maggiethecat

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 02:37 PM

Good work, mes amis!

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#587 Wholemeal Crank

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 10:51 PM

DIrect count reveals that my cookbooks now number 124, up from the 100 I estimated in 2004. That reflects a fair bit of rehoming of books found wanting and replaced...

#588 dmreed

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 11:17 PM

I just finished cataloging most of my Asian and International cookbooks...the list may be found at:

http://dmreed.com/co...n_cookbooks.htm

the total so far is 560!

there are probably 20-40 more which I have to dig out or have not yet perused and there are more coming in the mail. I will attempt to keep the list up to date.

my next catalogging project may be the rest of my cookbooks maybe 300+.

I have notced multiple copies of several books which I will offer for sale on ebay.

the list of books will help me avoid buying the same book more than once!

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I have passed the 600 Asian Cookbooks number! 609 unique book titles and 474 book cover images.

I am still trying to track down the missing book covers and as son as I have done that and then put the collection into alphabetical order, I will begin cataloging the remainder of my cookbooks.
The link "Cooking - Food - Recipes - Cookbook Collections" on my site contains my 1000+ cookbook collections, recipes, and other food information: http://dmreed.com

#589 JonathanEllis

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 08:32 AM

OK, first post and it seems appropriate. Just counted and I have 112 books ranging from very old to fairly new.

Latest addition was yesterday, a 50p find at a car boot sale - Celebrity Cooking For You edited by Renee Hellman with a foreword by Arthur Dickson Wright, the father of Clarissa Dickson Wright of Two Fat Ladies fame. 1961 1st edition.

I'm just glad there is a forum where I can share this stuff without feeling ashamed of my addiction !

#590 Darienne

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 12:43 PM

Those second hand stores can become an addiction. DH is searching for a couple of specific items and naturally I go into the store with him...and find cookbook treasures. Well, these may not be exactly treasures.

A small manual on making homemade liqueurs and one for fun and nostalgia: Land O Lakes Simply Delicious Cookies, Brownies, Desserts, Cakes, Pies, purchased in memory of our 6 months in Utah last year. Canadian butter does not come in sticks, but rather in a block and using a stick butter, like Land O Lakes was a treat for baking. (I have a section dedicated to 'pop' cookbooks, like Hershey's, Nestle's and suchlike.

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#591 dmreed

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 07:22 PM

683 Asian Cookbooks cataloged so far...a few more to go and then I will begin cataloging the non-Asian (Regular) Cookbooks.
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#592 Darienne

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 10:54 AM

Wonderful friend gave me three cookbooks last night. Two Asian and one potato.
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#593 judiu

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 01:42 PM

Add three more for me, and 2 "about food" Holly Moore's Best Food Writing 2008 and (preorder) Best Food Writing 2009. What can I say, I love this guy! (his collections of writing, any way... :laugh: )
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#594 OliverB

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 07:38 PM

just a bit above 200-220 or so, lost count (kids...) and don't feel like starting over. I'm hitting the limit of what I can store w/o them taking over the entire living room shelf - not that that will stop me.....
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#595 dmreed

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 08:59 PM

I know the feeling well...I hav een out of space for a very very long time! and the books just keep coming in :>)

almost 700 Asian cookbooks so far and I plan oataloging the non-Asian cookbooks soon (after I finish cataloging my Latin Music Collection - 600+ CDs).

I use ReaderWare ( which can use a bar code scanner)to catalog these collections and which I recommend to anyone.
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#596 OliverB

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 10:06 AM

Oh, that ReaderWare thing looks great! Not so much for my books, but I have somewhere between 3 and 4 thousand CDs all over the house, if this really works with the barcode I could imagine organizing them one day! The idea of having to type all that into a databse has kept me from doing it. Thanks for mentioning this!

And wow, 700 Asian cookbooks?
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#597 dmreed

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 04:16 PM

it does require checking that the barcode actually gets the CD you have...I usually do about 20 CDs at a time so I can make appropriate corrections. but I do recommend readerware!

 

 

 

 

[Moderator note: This topic continues in Cookbooks – How Many Do You Own? (Part 5)]


Edited by Mjx, 01 February 2014 - 04:22 AM.
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The link "Cooking - Food - Recipes - Cookbook Collections" on my site contains my 1000+ cookbook collections, recipes, and other food information: http://dmreed.com





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