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

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A friend just gave me 20 fundraiser cookbooks some of which I will share with Judiu which means they can still be part of the total. These are from organizations as diverse as a hospice, a Montessori school and a group of Cairn Terrier lovers. Churches, museums and women's groups are also included. A huge amount of work goes into preparing these. The largest has 582 pages. The Settlement Cookbook started as guide for young Jewish women and has been in print for over 100 years.


Judy Amster

Cookbook Specialist and Consultant

amsterjudy@gmail.com

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Wow. I will no longer feel guilty about my meager 14 cookbooks. Some of my favorites are:

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by D. Madison.

Books for Cooks 6 . I really want to get the rest of this series, but I guess I have to go to London to do so - Oh, I love this shop!

Recipes by Linda McWaters (my mother). She wrote out some of my favorites of her recipes for me when I went off to college. She used a black and white Composition book - just like her first recipe book from when she took her first cooking class [which was Chinese Cooking, taught in Kingston, Jamaica]. The first recipe in her cookbook is for Rice. The first recipe in the book she gave me is for Roasted Chicken.

My most recent purchase is the Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook.


Robin Tyler McWaters

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Blovie suprised me with a copy of Suvir's Indian Home Cooking and a copy of Dessert University, which I already own. Isn't he a sweetie?


"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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The Vietnamese Cuisine was a nice surprise from my husband: the book is available only from Sofitel in Hanoi but incidentally his friend is a visiting professor in a local university there.

The remaning three were ordered from amazon canada - either not available in US or much more expensive here.

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79,996.

Yes, Bloviatrix, he is a True Sweetie. ronnie -- and autographed copy? :wub: And as my daughter requested "Fast Food My Way" for her birthday, and I have to get it to the PO tomorrow, and she's an eGull, I'll add one.

79, 997.

I'm trying to think of some kind of prize for the member that breaks the 100,00 mark. Er, maybe a cookbook?


Margaret McArthur

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The books just keep piling up,seemingly on their own accord,I feel helpless :raz:

Added:

The Cook's Companion - Stephanie Alexander (was excited to get this one in an updated edition,with a very funky cover),

The River Cottage Meat Book - Hugh Fearnley-Whttingstall,

Bill's Sydney Food - Bill Granger,

Les Halles Cookbook - Anthony Bourdain,

Stir - Christine Manfield,

The Instant Cook - Donna Hay,

The Africa Café Experience - Portia & Jason de Smidt (a restaurant I visited in Cape Town),

It must've been something I ate - Jeffrey Steingarten


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Woohoo! Add 1 more for me. My autographed copy of John Folse's Encyclopedia of Cajun and Creole Cuisine arrived today. Boy, is it ever purty.


"I like 'em french fried pertaters." (Billy Bob Thornton as Karl, in Sling Blade.)

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Three more, cause I just can't resist bargains, like getting a $35 book for $7.50.

The Hands of a Chef, Jody Adams (the bargain)

Sweet Miniatures, Flo Braker

Quick Pickles, Schlesinger et.al.


Ruth Dondanville aka "ruthcooks"

“Are you making a statement, or are you making dinner?” Mario Batali

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I'm trying to think of some kind of prize for the member that breaks the 100,00 mark.  Er, maybe a cookbook?

Along with a Maggie apron (or the pattern and fabric to fabricate same)?


Susan Fahning aka "snowangel"

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So, Maggie, question.

I have one set of the Time Life Foods of the World series. Garage sale, somewhat dog eared, but who cares.

MIL calls and says she doen't want her's anymore. She needs more bookshelf space "for more valuable books." So, I say, yes, I've love them (they are pristine, I'd be surprised if any of the books were ever owned). Will they count even if they are duplicates of what I already have? If so, add them.


Susan Fahning aka "snowangel"

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I'm trying to think of some kind of prize for the member that breaks the 100,00 mark.  Er, maybe a cookbook?

You should have made it a surpise contest... because now I'm going to wait until you hit about 999,900 before I post my books :raz:

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Add one to the list: Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone.

There might be more. My local used bookstore is having a 20% off (and NO tax) sale this weekend.


Russell J. Wong aka "rjwong"

Food and I, we go way back ...

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Here are are few more for the team:

Think Like A Chef... Tom Colicchio

The Constance Spry

Wild Food From Land And Sea... MPW

McGhee on Good And Cooking

The Cooks Companion

Spoon Food and Wine... Alain Duccase

Coast... Seaside Recipes from Austrailias Leading Chefs

Great French Chefs and Their RecipesPourcel Brothers Cookbook

The Proffessional Pstry Chef... Bo Freiberg

The Fishmongers Compmnay Cookbook... Recipes from Stehphen Pini


I went into a French restaraunt and asked the waiter, 'Have you got frog's legs?' He said, 'Yes,' so I said, 'Well hop into the kitchen and get me a cheese sandwich.'

Tommy Cooper

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Add two more.

I went to the used bookstore sale and bought Michel Guérard's Cuisine minceur. Afterwards, I went to Border's and bought a copy of Jacques Pépin's Complete techniques.

I want to thank chefzadi for helping me choose these books to add to my culinary collection.


Russell J. Wong aka "rjwong"

Food and I, we go way back ...

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I finally counted my cookbooks that I keep at work - 67. As soon as I find all my boxes of cookbooks at home (I just moved) I will count 'em up.

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I'm trying to think of some kind of prize for the member that breaks the 100,00 mark.  Er, maybe a cookbook?

You should have made it a surpise contest... because now I'm going to wait until you hit about 999,900 before I post my books :raz:

what kind of prize is there for the first person to get 100,000 books all by themselves? :wink:

DIY shelves? or a library card?!

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Add 4 for me. My Wish List at Amazon is building up and calling my name...


Burgundy makes you think silly things, Bordeaux makes you talk about them, and Champagne makes you do them ---

Brillat-Savarin

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+1

Slow Medditerranean Kitchen by Paula Wolfert.

Wonderful looking recipes; I want to try all of them.!


"Under the dusty almond trees, ... stalls were set up which sold banana liquor, rolls, blood puddings, chopped fried meat, meat pies, sausage, yucca breads, crullers, buns, corn breads, puff pastes, longanizas, tripes, coconut nougats, rum toddies, along with all sorts of trifles, gewgaws, trinkets, and knickknacks, and cockfights and lottery tickets."

-- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1962 "Big Mama's Funeral"

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Two more - accidents really -

1,000 Italian Recipes by Michele Scicolone

Lidia's Family Table by Lidia Bastianich

Now, I didn't need another Italian cookbook, and I wouldn't have selected these two if I wanted to anyway - but I am quite happy to have them and have tried a few recipes already.

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Are you still counting? I can add 1000 and probably 100 more at the cottage. Wont be able to get there for another 3 months or so. This cookbook thing of mine may be getting out of control!

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Probably around 100 cookbooks here - especially a fan of Charlie Trotter's coffee table books. I've actually made some of his recipes from them, and it can be quite a satisfying thing to do if you've got three or four days with nothing else scheduled. My most recent purchase - arguably a cookbook, arguably not, is Radical Brewing by Randy Mosher. I can’t imagine a more authoritative source on Swankey.

Full disclosure: I worked briefly with Mr. Mosher in the 80’s, but no connection now, and haven’t even seen him in 5 – 6 years, even though he lives only about two miles away (unless he’s moved in the last few years.).

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Ya know, I used to think I had a lot of cookbooks. Compared to most of my friends, I do. But I'm almost ashamed to add my paltry 66 books to this list... :unsure:


I'm gonna go bake something…

wanna come with?

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