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

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#61 Safran

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 02:39 PM

Hé, Maggie,
Two more for me: The Silver Spoon and Mangoes & Curry Leaves...

#62 snowangel

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 04:44 PM

Add Fuchsia Dunlop's Land of Plenty. $6.98 at Half Price Books. They never have a clue what these books are worth, thankfully.
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#63 heyjude

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 11:02 PM

26 used and 5 new for me including Mango and Curry Leaves, Rover's, The Herbal Kitchen and some nice Elizabeth David Penguins, A Harold McGee and a Richard Olney Simple French Food. I have room for about a dozen more. I have to rearrange the linen closet.
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#64 rjwong

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 11:13 PM

Add one more: Il Cucchiaio d'argento (in English). Yes, it's The silver spoon.
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#65 MicBacchus

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 06:36 PM

3 for me - Martha Stewart's Hors d'Oeurves, one each by Rick Bayless and Todd English. Still have some on my wish list - I still think I have a problem :shock:
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#66 Megan Blocker

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 08:35 PM

Add one for me - my friend Louisa bought me the Gourmet cookbook as a hostess gift for having her to stay this weekend. Two points:

a) Lou, you rock!!!
b) I cannot believe I didn't own this...I think I bought four copies last year and gave them all away as gifts... :laugh:

ETA: Make that TWO more for me...just got my eBay-ed copy of "Mmmmmm: A Feastiary," by Ruth Reichl.

Edited by Megan Blocker, 07 December 2005 - 08:49 AM.

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#67 hhlodesign

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 03:44 AM

Add Fuchsia Dunlop's Land of Plenty.  $6.98 at Half Price Books.  They never have a clue what these books are worth, thankfully.

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As a Chinese-American (parent's from Szechaun and Hunan). I love this book! Its the only authentic Szechaun cookbook written in English that I've found.

#68 WHS

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 10:14 PM

Just bought "Bouchon" for $15 at Building 19 in Nashua! $50 retail...

#69 Mottmott

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 08:39 AM

Oh Lordy, it's been a long time since I've updated. Add about 25 or so that I bought at Atlantic. Then I bought about 6 on baking, including Baker's Apprentice, Silverton's bread baking, Baker's Dozen, elsewhere another 10 including Wolfert's Slow Mediterranean, Stevens' on braising, Bouchon. I've run out of room in my cookbook bookcase. I need to cull the herd.
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#70 maggiethecat

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Posted 12 December 2005 - 06:19 PM

I apologize --- the calculator has become dusty from disuse. 102,199.

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#71 judiu

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 10:47 AM

Let's see; I just unwrapped All About Brasing :wub: and at the Library sale I found The Art Of French Cooking and five more "generic" Junior League books, so that's seven more for me. Gotta get those bookshelves built! :rolleyes:
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#72 Kim D

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 10:41 AM

I finally got around to counting my cookbooks. If I found them all, I have 140.

Yesterday, my copy of The Bread Baker's Apprentice arrived.

Today, just as I was despairing of receiving them before Christmas, the postman arrived bearing:
Mangoes & Curry Leaves
Desserts by Pierre Herme
All About Braising

What more could I want?

Well, I know the answer to that. I want Saha but it won't be published in the USA until September 2006. It's on my wishlist.
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#73 ronnie_suburban

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Posted 25 December 2005 - 10:13 AM

This is probably the wrong place to post about my newly-received Kenny Loggins Christmas cd but I did also receive 4 cookbooks for Christmas/Hanukkah this morning:

A Baker's Tour by Nick Malgieri

Carlos' Contemporary French Cuisine by Debbie and Carlos Nieto
(with Arlene Michlin Bronstein and Ken Bookman)

The Best Recipes in the World by Mark Bittman

Tapas - A Taste of Spain in America by Jose Andres
(with Richard Wolffe)

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#74 SuzySushi

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Posted 25 December 2005 - 11:56 PM

Add Elizabeth Andoh's latest, Washoku for me!

Doing the happy dance!!! :wub: :wub:
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#75 Alex

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Posted 26 December 2005 - 09:08 AM

Two Chanukah presents from Ms. Alex:

The Silver Spoon
Mangoes & Curry Leaves (Jeffrey Alford & Naomi Duguid)

And a present from myself, via eBay:
Italian Family Cooking (Edward Giobbi)
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#76 Bombdog

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Posted 26 December 2005 - 10:35 AM

Oh, oh, lucky me....under the tree yesterday, third edition of The Joy of Cooking, printed 1936....what a find!
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#77 slschnur

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Posted 26 December 2005 - 01:43 PM

Seven more:
Mangoes & Curry Leaves
The New Spanish Table
Cooking in SW France
Tapas (Jose Andres)
Charcuterie
Best Recipes in the World

Now to find the time to read & use them.

#78 heyjude

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Posted 26 December 2005 - 11:05 PM

15 new from Jessica's Biscuit for me, but a couple went to mamster for his library. JB was great to deal with. They immediately replaced a couple that came damaged. New titles include Hidden Kitchens, Cupcakes by Eleanor Klivens, the reprint of the Nancy Drew CB, Molto Italiano, ChocolateChocolate, Vegetable Love by Barbara Kafka, Silver Spoon and Best American Recipes 2005-2006 which provided the Mimosa recipe for yesterday morning's family party.
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#79 Junior

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 11:07 PM

I can add about 25 more through ebay and the book club and I have another 6 coming in the mail, so that's another 31 to add to the list.
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#80 Megan Blocker

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 09:13 AM

Add two for me! I got Marcella Hazan's Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking and The French Laundry Cookbook for Christmas! (From Babbo Natale and Pere Noel, respectively! :wink:)
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#81 maggiethecat

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 08:56 PM

Oh, oh, lucky me....under the tree yesterday, third edition of The Joy of Cooking, printed 1936....what a find!

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What a great package under the tree! I love old editions-- I have a 1927 Fanny Farmer, with 27 course sample menus!

That's 102, 413, including my two mainstream and fascinating Christmas gifts: The Martha Stewart Baking Handbook ---worth it for many reasons, but mostly for the keen Parker House Roll formation, and Charcuterie, which I haven't had time to crack, but I have my Jane Grigson handy for a side-by-side.

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#82 Marlene

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 09:00 PM

I have several to add to this list:

The Cooks book
The Silver Spoon
Molto Italiano
Better homes and gardens slow cooker recipes
3 pack from WS - New York, San Francisco and New Orleans
The Ultimate Rice cooker cookbook
The Food Lovers companion (ok, maybe not a cookbook by defination)

Tomorrow, my copy of Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook should arrive.
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#83 maggiethecat

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 09:08 PM

102,241. Nice haul, Marlene. I included "The Food Lover's Companion" in my count, so you should too.

Reminder: books about food history, food geography, food biography, food science, food art all count. The binder with the printouts from the eGRA, epicurious and your Granny don't.

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#84 Marlene

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 09:11 PM

oops. I forgot this one. Anne Willan, A Cook's book of Quick Fixes.
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#85 Priscilla

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 12:27 AM

I got my copy of Charcuterie the other day (in the same package as The Office DVD box, immaterial here IknowIknowIknow). Materially, also the 1st two Ruth Reichl autobio volumes recently. So, three new.

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#86 M.X.Hassett

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 02:26 PM

I just got my copy of Charles H. Baker's "The Gentelman's Companion" copy #859 of 1250.
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#87 JLam

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Posted 01 January 2006 - 05:23 PM

I'm going to be conservative and say 75 cookbooks. But I'm only 28...still young with many years to buy more. :cool:
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#88 bloviatrix

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Posted 01 January 2006 - 08:09 PM

I received 3 cookbooks over Chanukah:

The Last Course by Claudia Flemming. Over the past few years I've incorporated a number of her desserts into my repetoire. Now, I get to discover more.

Vegetable Love by Barbara Kafka

The Spicy Food Lovers Bible by DeWitt and Gerlach
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#89 maggiethecat

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Posted 01 January 2006 - 08:56 PM

We're kicking off the New Year with 102,324. May our cookbooks lead us to an adventuresome 2006 in the kitchen, or a nice stack of reading on the nightstand, coffeetable, living room floor, passenger seat of the car ...

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#90 Philanthrophobe

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 02:11 PM

Off-topic: I can't tell you all how happy I am to have stumbled across this site!! You guys are my people!!

I currently have 673 cookbooks....my most recent additions are:

Poet of the Appetites: The Lives and Loves of M.F.K. Fisher, by Joan Reardon
Hungering for America: Italian, Irish, & Jewish Foodways in the Age of Migration, by Hasia R. Diner
White Trash Cooking II, by Ernest Matthew Mickler
Surreal Gourmet Bites, by Bob Blumer

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