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Cookbooks – How Many Do You Own? (Part 2)


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Hey, I forget - where are we headed again? 12.32 miles on the way to... what?

Trio!

Shouldn't that be Alinea? (do they even have a location yet?)

"Some people see a sheet of seaweed and want to be wrapped in it. I want to see it around a piece of fish."-- William Grimes

"People are bastard-coated bastards, with bastard filling." - Dr. Cox on Scrubs

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Hey, I forget - where are we headed again? 12.32 miles on the way to... what?

For you, into the City for a decent meal. :wink:

For me, to China 46! :laugh:

Hey, we don't exactly starve out here... wait a minute, is that an invitation?

Want me to let you know when I'm testing recipes for Paula Wolfert? After all, there's only 2 of us, and the recipes are for 4 or so. You'd definitely be welcome. Of course, you'll have to promise to autograph Lobscouse for me. :biggrin:

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Hey, I forget - where are we headed again? 12.32 miles on the way to... what?

For you, into the City for a decent meal. :wink:

For me, to China 46! :laugh:

Hey, we don't exactly starve out here... wait a minute, is that an invitation?

Want me to let you know when I'm testing recipes for Paula Wolfert? After all, there's only 2 of us, and the recipes are for 4 or so. You'd definitely be welcome. Of course, you'll have to promise to autograph Lobscouse for me. :biggrin:

Twist my arm. It's a deal!

(Guys, lemme tell you an ill-kept secret. When you diffidently approach an author, holding a well-thumbed copy of said author's work in your grubbies, and apologize for the imposition of requesting an inscription... it is only great self-control on the author's part that keeps him from bursting into gusts of giggles or howling maniacal laughter. You are not imposing; you are complimenting. Authors like to sign books and meet readers. And they should. Any author who feels put upon by such a request deserves to be forcibly reminded what it would be like to have no readership at all.)

Though China 46 sounded pretty tempting too....

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One more: Magic in the Kitchen (2001), by Jan Bartelsman. A delightful book -- creative photograpy of, brief interviews with, and recipes from 40 well-known U.S.-based chefs. I found it in the clearance section of my favorite local bookstore; I also noticed a couple of very cheap used copies on Amazon, in case anyone is interested.

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."  -George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, Act 1

 

Gene Weingarten, writing in the Washington Post about online news stories and the accompanying 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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About 90...as well as a huge divided portfolio of my own collection of recipes (mostly from 15 years of magazines & Epicurious) organized in a cookbook format. If I get a book & don't really use it in 2 years, I toss it & make room for the "Active" list. (Truth be told...If I had more wall space, I would own more.)

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20 more, new and old. I got Beth Hensperger's Bread Bible to compare to RLB's and a Donna Hay. And some food lit like Nathaniel's Nutmeg by Giles Milton, a Southern Living cookie book and a pristine first edition of Vongerichten's Simple Cuisine. I'm happy for now.

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One more: Magic in the Kitchen (2001), by Jan Bartelsman. A delightful book -- creative photograpy of, brief interviews with, and recipes from 40 well-known U.S.-based chefs. I found it in the clearance section of my favorite local bookstore; I also noticed a couple of very cheap used copies on Amazon, in case anyone is interested.

Add 1 more for me as well. On Alex's recommendation, I plucked a used copy of Magic in the Kitchen off the net for about $5.00/del'd. It's really a wonderful book and the pictures are so beautiful that while my wife was leafing through it, she mentioned that she may even try to make a dish or two from it :shock::biggrin:

Thanks Alex :wink:

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The road to hell is paved with, erm...cookbooks? :wacko:

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So it would seem.

Two hundred and seventy-five in the actual cookbook shelves. Another -- at least, hm, ten or so lurking about in other areas of the house (e.g. the Sherlock Holmes cookbook, which sits peaceably next to the Doubleday two-volume edition, and the Christmas cookbooks which are in the basement with the file of special holiday-edition cooking magazines). Another four folders full of mixed magazines, including Vegetarian Times, Cooking Light, Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Cooks' Illustrated and selected issues of Martha Stewart Living. Several hanging files full of recipes in my cabinet. And, of course, four (and counting) electronic cookbooks in Mastercook.

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...And some food lit like Nathaniel's Nutmeg by Giles Milton....

Nathaniel's Nutmeg is absolutely fascinating. I hope you enjoy it. Milton is a fabulous writer.

Hmmm, I guess in that case we need to add one more for me. That's shelved in history in my library so I never counted it.

"Some people see a sheet of seaweed and want to be wrapped in it. I want to see it around a piece of fish."-- William Grimes

"People are bastard-coated bastards, with bastard filling." - Dr. Cox on Scrubs

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Add 6 for me: Box arrived today.

The new John Ash book: Cooking One-on-One

In the French Kitchen Garden

Kettle Broth to Gooseberry Fool: A Celebration of Simple English Cooking

Grains

Food of the Sun

and What Einstein Told His Cook

"There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty. The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!" Terry Pratchett

 

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65,890.

It's really a wonderful book and the pictures are so beautiful that while my wife was leafing through it, she mentioned that she may even try to make a dish or two from it

LOL. If this book is tempting Julie to take a turn in the kitchen, I'd better find a copy for myself. Thanks for the tip, Alex and Ronnie.

Margaret McArthur

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Toliver, Its a newer one, mid 80s...not the mid 50s one that is so wonderful. My mom has that one too. (Which I will pilfer soon enough. I won't sell it though, I love it.) I was looking again, and she brought me a Betty Crocker cookbook, not the Better Homes and Gardens. I'll have to just pack my suitcase full of cookbooks when I visit her next. :biggrin:

I love the Martha Stewart Hors D'Ouvres Handbook. Its an awesome party reference. I can't believe my mom parted with it. :wub:

My next cookbook purchase will be The Provence Cookbook by Patricia Wells. I just checked it out of the library and fell in love with it. That's how my DH and I eat.

it just makes me want to sit down and eat a bag of sugar chased down by a bag of flour.

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I love the Martha Stewart Hors D'Ouvres Handbook. Its an awesome party reference. I can't believe my mom parted with it.  :wub:

:smile: I'm glad you're digging it.

=R=

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Hi. I just hit 776 with the purchase of Madame Maigret's Recipes by Robert Courtine and The New American Cook Book by Lily Haxworth Wallace.

It's so beautifully arranged on the plate - you know someone's fingers have been all over it. -- JULIA CHILD

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One more, from my library's $2-a-bag book sale, just because it was there, The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook.

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."  -George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, Act 1

 

Gene Weingarten, writing in the Washington Post about online news stories and the accompanying 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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One more for me, Maggie. I was just at the bookstore on a completely unrelated mission when Diana Kennedy's From My Mexican Kitchen: Techniques and Ingredients caught my eye. I picked it up and couldn't put it down, so now it's here in its new home where it belongs! (It really is great, with some amazing photographs.)

Cheers,

Squeat

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I just spent a day going through the book section at the store, pulling titles and marking them down for a big sale later this month. The way I'm going, none of them will reach the shelves for the sale. I picked up four more (less than $20 -- how could I resist?)

Squeat, I'm going to have to break down soon and buy the Diana Kennedy book -- it's so interesting.

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