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Time Life "Foods of the World" series

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#121 SylviaLovegren

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 05:56 AM

Okay can someone explain the discrepancy?
 
On the Wiki page for Foods of the World they list two different Middle Eastern cookbooks
 
Cooking of the Middle East
and
Middle-Eastern Cooking
 
They have separate ASIN numbers too
 
B001D10D3Y
B000ZLZVWQ
 
Is this just accounting for the fact that it is a 2 book set?

ASIN numbers are Amazon's internal id numbers. I looked on Amazon for "time life cooking of the middle east" and came up with 4 different offerings with 3 different names (!) but they are all the same Time Life book. What happens when you sell on Amazon is that if you list the book slightly differently, Amazon will give it a separate listing and a separate ASIN. This can cause confusion for book buyers and sellers and is a constant complaint among careful booksellers who have to compete against folks who can't be bothered to be accurate when listing a book.

Here's the Amazon search: http://www.amazon.co...the middle east

#122 JTravel

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:24 PM

I think I have all 27, mostly bought over a period of years as I found them used.  I have given many (mostly Chinese) to grad students we've befriended.....they found them fascinating....."so old fashioned". I will use the Lion's Head meatball recipe for entertaining soon....we enjoyed them several times on our China trip.

 One favorite is the one on the NorthEast US which shows scenes very much like where my parents grew up. The old lady peeling carrots could be my grandmother.  I often showed that to international friends so they could see what life , and food, was like in those days.

 

Any interest in more cover photos?



#123 Okanagancook

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 03:57 PM

Managed to score about 6 volumes at the local used book store...mostly for $10/two volume set. Making the red cabbage from the German book. The house always smells so good with the cabbage, apple, red currant jelly and the red wine vinegar. I like to cook it down so it is fork tender which requires adding extra liquid during and extended cooking time. A great accompaniment to pork. Freezes very well also.

#124 SylviaLovegren

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:29 AM

The old lady peeling carrots could be my grandmother. 
Any interest in more cover photos?

I loved that picture of the old lady and she looked like my grandmother and her sisters, too.

Yes, cover photos would be lovely!

#125 patrickamory

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:13 AM

Here's the photo on the cover of my copy of the Scandinavian volume - this is the layered jar of pickled herring and vegetables I referred to earlier:

 

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#126 David Ross

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 08:24 AM

I have virtually the entire series and they are an indispensible resource for serious cooks.  When you read through the Chinese volume you realize how ground-breaking it must have been in the 1960's for American's to read about exotic ingredients like preserved vegetables, black beans and dark soy sauce.  These cookbooks are actually more relevant today than they were over 50 years ago.



#127 heidih

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 08:41 AM

I have virtually the entire series and they are an indispensible resource for serious cooks.  When you read through the Chinese volume you realize how ground-breaking it must have been in the 1960's for American's to read about exotic ingredients like preserved vegetables, black beans and dark soy sauce.  These cookbooks are actually more relevant today than they were over 50 years ago.

 

I agree - today we can get the ingredients rather than having to resort to substitutes and we also have the luxury of often being able to taste the dishes authentically made in restaurants. I gave the Japan volume to a friend of my son's who is a student of Japanese culture. He found it enormously relevant and helpful in giving him a cultural base. 



#128 GlorifiedRice

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 02:01 PM

Hi,

Is anyone else having issues getting JUST the spiral and not the hardbound book together?
I ordered the American Cooking FOTW and only got the Spiral...
Wawa Sizzli FTW!

#129 SylviaLovegren

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 04:40 AM

Is anyone else having issues getting JUST the spiral and not the hardbound book together?
I ordered the American Cooking FOTW and only got the Spiral...

Who'd you order from? If it was from Amazon, you have to be very careful and be sure to read the description from the individual seller you're actually buying from. When sellers upload their wares to Amazon, the system slots things with the matching Amazon item without noting that only part of the set is there, or it's a different edition, etc. If you thought you were buying both, you should be able to get your money back.

#130 GlorifiedRice

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:10 PM

I ordered from Amazon...It was listed as hardcover
Wawa Sizzli FTW!

#131 GlorifiedRice

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 12:07 PM

I made the mistake of going to the thrift store today...


Discovered a new Time-Life cooking series I knew nothing about. Its 24 books, I bought 8.

Its called "Healthy Home Cooking"

Here is some info http://www.volumelis...hy Home Cooking

Edited by GlorifiedRice, 05 August 2013 - 12:09 PM.

Wawa Sizzli FTW!

#132 SobaAddict70

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 12:07 PM

I seem to have exhausted the Strand and Kitchen Arts & Letters as sources for these books, so now must turn to Amazon and eBay for the rest of the collection.

I was hoping to get the Spain/Portugal volume without having to resort to the Internet. Poo.

#133 hjshorter

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 04:22 AM

Soba, PM me and I'll see if it's one that I have a duplicate of. I've also got dupes of many of the spiral-bound recipe booklets.
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