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Cookbooks – How Many Do You Own? (Part 4)


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We just sold 3 copies of the Joy of Cooking.

I've added some more books to the sale, so I'll keep you updated as they go.

We also finally got a new copy of Deal Delights- so that I can write in the margins for my daughter.

YES, I am still buying cookbooks! We just got a cache of old cooking magazines- but they do not count.

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The entire TimeLife foods of the world series (how many is that? I dunno)

2 different editions of Joy

Vincent Price

3 fundraisers

2 more w two books per - does that equal 4? (turn book over, its anew book)

2 from library sale

6 random

TLFOW + 18.

"You dont know everything in the world! You just know how to read!" -an ah-hah! moment for 6-yr old Miss O.

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I'm new to eGullet and only just found this thread.

I can add 738 to the total!

Latest 3 are all on Sous Vide:

Under Pressure - Thomas Keller

Sous-vide - Viktor Stampfer

Sous Vide Cuisine - Joan Roca & Salvador Brugues.

Cheers,

Peter.

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I have app. 95 minus Ratios which i just gave away out of frustration. I do however have the complete series of magazines from 2000 to today from Cooks Illustrated, and also the same from Cusine At Home.

As i work in the food services, i am constantly buying books, and keeping the ones that interest me and passing the rest on, so the count keeps going up and down.

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Was just looking at the stack of cookbooks next to my desk and realized I have not posted for over a year and I have added a few:

Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More by Carole Walter

The Splendid Table's How To Eat Supper by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift

Kneadlessly Simple by Nancy Baggett

Sauces -Classical and Contemporary Sauce Making by James Peterson

The Cracker Kitchen by Janis Owens

Ladie Borlase's Receiptes Booke edited by David E. Schoonover

a facsimile reproduction of The Art of Cookery Made Plain & Easy by Hannah Glasse (1747)

America's Test Kitchen Family Baking Book

America's Test Kitchen The Best Skillet Recipes

Peter Reinhart's Whole Grain Breads

The Blue Strawberry Cookbook by James Haller (1976)

Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon

Moghul Cooking by Joyce Westrip

Southern Cakes by Nancy McDermott

That's 14.

I know there were two or three others but they seem to have wandered off and are mingling with the numerous other books I have laying around. (I read a great deal and while my Kindle has cut down on the number of physical books I buy, there are still some not available on electronic media.)

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One more. I'm moving, and friends gave me a cookbook (recipes from the Florida Keys and Caribbean, can't remember the name and it's not close by) as a going-away gift. Something else to pack! But that's cool.

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I don't have a count but I can provide footage!

About 50 feet (maybe more) of cookbooks not counting .pdf copies of older books, computer copies of recipes, and "computer books", and cooking videos.

2/3 to 3/4 of my collection consists of Asian cookbooks, mainly Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, etc.

Someday I hope to catalog my collection.

I am curious, what is the oldest Asian cookbook anyone here has?

I have a .pdf copy of a 1914 Chinese-Japanese Cookbook.

oops, I just found an older .pdf copy of Oriental Cookbook c 1913!

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162,740 -- more or less.

wow! and I have trouble finding space for my cookbooks...in bookcases, stacked on the floor and stacked on half my bed :sad:

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162,740 -- more or less.

wow! and I have trouble finding space for my cookbooks...in bookcases, stacked on the floor and stacked on half my bed :sad:

:laugh:

She's giving the running total for this discussion. :wink:

 

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Brian: Peter, those are Cheerios.”

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162,740 -- more or less.

wow! and I have trouble finding space for my cookbooks...in bookcases, stacked on the floor and stacked on half my bed :sad:

:laugh:

She's giving the running total for this discussion. :wink:

whew :shock:

thanks...I was really impressed :rolleyes:

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You can add six more books for me. The prize catch in the latest additions is Michelle Urvater's Chocolate Cake. The Hawaiian white chocolate, coconut, and macadamia cake was stunning!

Dan

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162.750, but I suspect that this is the NPR ratio: in this society the cookbook count is about 1/20 the number of actual cookbooks.

Please - what? Are you suggesting that the actual number of NPR listeners is 20x what people admit? Or is NPR something food related?

Thx

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Two more: The Chez Panisse cookbook, and The Cafe 1217 Cookbook. The latter is little-known but a treasure, from a wonderful restaurant here in Hot Springs, unknown until featured a year or so ago on Food Network and in Southern Living. Gourmet carryout. Who knew?

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OK, one more: Aromas of Aleppo: The Legendary Cuisine of Syrian Jews. I suspect it will be joined by several more on July 4, courtesy of our local Bargain Books' half-price sale.

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Add 13 more for me.  Most from a second-hand $.25 sale. 

Others include Corriher's Cookwise and an old, but wonderful, Chinese cookbook, The Thousand Recipe Chinese Cookbook.

I like The Thousand Recipe Chinese Cookbook but her recipes call for CELERY! (yucky face here). Not cooked celery in my Chinese food, dammit. It's too easy to find Bok Choy! Maybe this is just a factor of when it was published, but it's just WRONG! :wacko:

maybe she meant Chinese celery???

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