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Cookbooks – How Many Do You Own? (Part 3)

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Anna N   

Speaking of the Time-Life Good Cook series, I have the complete set of 28--from "Beverages" to "Candy" and everything in between. I got them by subscription in the '80's and recall eagerly waiting for the next monthly volume. The series taught me a whole lot about real, genuine cooking.

Hate admitting to envy but I am JEALOUS! If the Beef/Veal volume is an indicator, this series is an incredible resource.

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Pere Hugo -- definitely get the Bertolli! I no longer buy books for the recipes, but only for the reference material they contain, and this was a great addition to my shelves!  Keep checking for "used" copies on Amazon or on powells.com, or some of the other book-selling sites.

I agree that Cooking by Hand is a fantastic resource. I was lucky enough to receive a signed copy as a gift from a friend who is a server at Oliveto, but I notice that Amazon has it on sale right now for $28.00 and free shipping.

Even better, you can buy it bundled with Paula Wolfert's The Slow Mediterranean Kitchen for $51.07!

Cheers,

Squeat

Edit to add that you need to click the title on the page I linked to see the Wolfert combo deal.


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SWAGging Pere Hugo's collection at about 250, we are at 71,274. I'm glad to see the usual recidivists are breaking parole--

But, dang! Now I must, must get my hands on the Bertolli.

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Smithy   

Speaking of recidivism, I've added at least 10 cookbooks to my collection since my last post. Offhand I can only remember 5, but they are

Bistro Cooking at Home

The Slow Mediterranean Kitchen

The Balthazar Cookbook

The French Chef (guess when I ordered that one? *sniff*)

some Turkish thing whose name escapes me at the moment

You'd think, judging by the way I pack 'em in, that I have loads of time on my hands for cooking. It's more like "occupying my weekends between playing with the puppy and kittens" but...well, they're so much fun! And have such great ideas! And when I do get into them, the results are glorious.

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heyjude   

It's been a while and I've really been good, but another Friends of the Library sale called to me. Even being very selective, I came away with 35 cookbooks, 19 of which were from the Time-Life Good Cooks series at $1 each. The latest Jessica's Biscuit catalog came in the mail last week and I've starred 68 titles to get after we move. No, not all at once. What have you all been getting?

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tsquare   

I skipped the Library Book Sale, but received 7 older books as a late inheritance. Galloping Gourmet, vol. 2, something from 1949 with awful photos (I'll get the title posted one of these days - Cooking for Company?), some give-aways - I think from tobacco companies - a French/Italian paperback - reads front to back and back to front for each, meets in the middle with an ad. Jewish Cooking...


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Another three for me (all snagged on eBay):

Robert Wolke, What Einstein Told His Cook

Harold McGee, The Curious Cook

William Grimes, Straight Up or On the Rocks (does this one count?)

Squeat

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71,485.

Miss Judy, your luck and dedication are amazing. tsquare, that's a really interesting haul. And Squeat: Sure it counts.

13.5 miles.

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OK, I had to open up some boxes because I thought I was moving a few months ago. I currently have 47, but am waiting for 4 more to come from The Good Cook, and two more I won on Ebay. So that makes 52 (not counting all my back issues of Cooks Illustrated, Chili pepper, etc.)

Latest additions:

The Food of Italy

The Food of France

Saveur Authentic French Cooking

Pot Pies

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Mexican Cooking

America's Test Kitchen

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Alex   

One more fun one from Bargain Books:

amuse-bouche, by Rick Tramonto with Mary Goodbody.

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judiu   
:biggrin: I have to comment on the "rebirth" of my collection; I now, thanks to you good folks and the library store, have 27 cookbooks, plus the four I have on order from Jessica's Biscuit. I'm overwhelmed at the generosity y'all have shown me, and eternally grateful! :wub:

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YKL   

think since my last post I have received or ordered another six - as follows:

Just One Pot - Lindsay Bareham

Sue Lawrence - on Baking

Nigella Lawson - Feast

Anthony Bourdain - Les Halles cookbook

Tamasin Day Lewis - Tarts with Tops On

Good Food - 101 cakes and bakes

err ... think that's it. Think I might have to do a belated new year resolution to cook at least one new recipe a week or fortnight to justify the number I have!

cheers

Yin

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And one more for me: Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook. Yay!!!!!!!!! I love that it comes in an almost-plain brown wrapper (which I have already stained with lamb fat). But I already found the phrase "ethereal fries" twice in just a few pages. Don't blame me; I offered to work on it. :biggrin:

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Think I might have to do a belated new year resolution to cook at least one new recipe a week or fortnight to justify the number I have!

cheers

Yin

That's a resolution a try to keep faithfully, and yes a sop to the conscience!

71,572.

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Dr. Funk   
That's a resolution a try to keep faithfully, and yes a sop to the conscience!

71,572.

22 more if you include Kitchen Confidential

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alexw   

not quite sure but reckon it's around 50, also got 20 or so books on food science from peter barham to a record of the 17th science food fair somewhere in greece back in 1984.

oldest book, "366 menus from the Baron Brisse" which dates back to 1882.

current faves Oriel ballaguer "dessert cuisine", watch out for the recipes as some are a little more involved than looks on paper.

El Bulli 1998-02

Family Food - Hestn Blumenthal

On food and cooking - Harold McGee (re-release later this month)

Alex.

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Jewish Cooking in America by Joan Nathan

The Book of Jewish Food by Claudia Roden

Plus I'm currently reading Mimi Sheraton's memoir Eating My Words, which I am enjoying so much that I have ordered The Bialy Eaters.

So 4 more for me. I'm trying to impose a temporary moratorium because I'm supposed to be saving money for my vacation, but it's so hard!

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YKL   

whoops! forgot to confess to acquiring a penguin set of 10 classic cookbooks a little while back - Real Fast Puddings, Real Fast Food, (Nigel Slater) Italian Food, A Book of Mediterranean Food, Summer Cooking (Elizabeth David), English Food (Jane Grigson), A Celebration of Soup (Lindsay Bareham) and English Seafood Cookery (Rick Stein).

never mind that I had most of them already - the whole set only cost £10 so too good to pass up!

Yin

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joiei   

I am now ready for the holidays with Move Over Santa, Ruby's Doin' Christmas by Ruby Ann Boxcar. If you want some light humor in your reading, I highly recommend checking out this book. There are even instructions on how to make a wooden spoon reindeer, Look out Martha, there is some competition coming your way from Arkansas.

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dougery   

Just received three more as gifts.

A BBQ cookbook, Japanese cooking, and a book made by a non profit organization consisting of a lot of local favorite recipes.

Not many but I thought I would add them in to the thread.

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