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The Time Life series "The Good Cook"


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#31 rotuts

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 06:03 PM

Professional Students of the Plate. neither were professional cooks.

 

 

Mrs. Child taught us to remember, its going to be on your plate.

 

that's why at then end of each show, B&W, etc.  she served the food to her guests  ( you and me ) and her self.

 

then then said  

 

"Bon Appetit"

 

she meant it.

 

being able to cook  well helped them understand that its about the Plate.  in the end.

 

with some friends.  there were always many plates on Mrs. Childs table

 

I dont know how R.O. ate.  but in there early books there were some pictures.

 

not by himself.



#32 SLB

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 09:09 AM

People.  I just discovered these in a beach house rental.  OMG!!!  I immediately ordered several off of Amazon.  They were extraordinary!  I'm nervous that I'm going to end up getting all of them (I kind of have a lid purchase of new cookbooks, which you can see sometimes gets blown off . . .).  But I can't wait!  


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#33 rotuts

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 09:16 AM

on ebay there are many sets of this series at various prices along with an earlier set of fine cookbooks from time-life

 

Foods of the World.

 

I almost got a complete set of Foods of the World for < 100 $$ shipped, but the seller somehow kept increasing the price and the set was never sold.



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Posted 05 July 2015 - 12:37 PM

Since reading about these on this site I have begun checking Goodwill and thrift shops, especially when I travel. I have accumulated quite a few. Some were purchased for only $0.50, all were less than $3.00. I have enjoyed every recipe I tried.



#35 GlorifiedRice

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 01:30 PM

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What about this lovely series?


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#36 patrickamory

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 04:48 PM

Company's Coming!



#37 Norm Matthews

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 07:48 AM

Time-Life also had a series of books about foods from around the country and the world

 

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Each book came with a  spiral bound book of recipes.  I doubt I have the whole series.

 

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#38 heidih

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 08:39 AM

Yup  http://forums.egulle...e-world-series/



#39 liuzhou

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 01:16 AM

I even have the soft Equipment booklet (available here: http://www.amazon.co... cook time life )

 

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I'm curious. In the picture, fifth from left, is "Offal", then almost dead centre is "Variety Meats". I thought they were the same thing. 

Is one the UK edition and the other the American? Are they the same?



#40 rotuts

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 05:00 AM

yes the same.

 

http://cookbooksforc...ipes-time-life/

 

I think they changed the title for the US edition.   the GB edition also had Game, not the US

 

as these are out of print, there are .pdf files around for all of them.


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#41 liuzhou

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 05:26 AM

yes the same.

 

http://cookbooksforc...ipes-time-life/

 

I think they changed the title for the US edition.   the GB edition also had Game, not the US

 

as these are out of print, there are .pdf files around for all of them.

 

"out of print" doesn't mean "out of copyright".


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#42 GlorifiedRice

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 06:18 AM

I'm curious. In the picture, fifth from left, is "Offal", then almost dead centre is "Variety Meats". I thought they were the same thing. 

Is one the UK edition and the other the American? Are they the same?

 

 

I bought both cause I was under the impression they might contain some different recipes for both countries


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#43 rotuts

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 06:27 AM

are they exactly ( more or less ) the same ?

 

i think Offal was published first then changed to 'variety meats'

 

this were published when the 'market' was still 'white-bread' and suburban.

 

hence no "game" in the US

 

who would want to cook Bambi ?



#44 liuzhou

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 06:28 AM

I bought both cause I was under the impression they might contain some different recipes for both countries

 

But did they?



#45 GlorifiedRice

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:34 AM

But did they?

 

Yes, apparently

 

http://i.imgur.com/sVNSRuv.jpg

 

^^The first 2 pages of their respective Recipe Indexes


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#46 liuzhou

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:56 AM

Yes, apparently

 

http://i.imgur.com/sVNSRuv.jpg

 

^^The first 2 pages of their respective Recipe Indexes

 

Interesting. Thank you!



#47 SLB

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 06:13 PM

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Lookie what arrived today!

 

 


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#48 GlorifiedRice

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 07:28 PM

SLB? Isnt it so satisfying to just LOOK at them all there at once?


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Posted 20 July 2015 - 09:29 PM

I am reminded of about a quarter century ago when I found my children going through my set of The Good Cook to decide which volumes each would have when I am dead.


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#50 SLB

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 06:57 AM

G-Rice, YES!!!  It was like Christmas!

 

And JoNorvelleWalker -- I think you raised those kids of yours with some excellent values!