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Cookbooks – How Many Do You Own? (Part 1)


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The New York Times Jewish Cookbook by Linda Amster(no relation)....

Another one for me. I just bought this one as well.

"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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Thanks, heyjude, for listing what you got.  I wish everyone would!

How true. This is a terrfic idea. It's severly inpractical to ask for a complete catalogue of everyone's Permamnent Collection, but naming new additions makes sense.

It adds to the vicarious thrill.

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Margaret McArthur

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44,976. Thanks, Chad and hannah.

And one for me: Joyce White's Brown Sugar.

44,977. By the way, if that figure is divided by the 6,000 odd current eGullet members, it works out to about 7 ookbooks apiece, one more than my sister-in-law owns. (I checked out her shelves on Thursday.)

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Margaret McArthur

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I have about 150 cookbooks. I thought I had a lot but from reading this thread, I think my collection barely qualifies as a starter collection.

I buy cookbooks and usually read them cover to cover like any other book. I figure I get my value for money if it is interesting/entertaining/educational/inspirational even if I never use a recipe from the book.

Need to buy more cookbooks...Need to buy more cookbooks...Need to buy more cookbooks...Need to buy more cookbooks...

RKolluri

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smowen3

welcome to egullet!

Add 3 more for me! :biggrin:

Kentarou no kankoku shokudo by Kentarou Kobayashi (Korean cooking in Japanese)

Jacques Pepin complete techniques

Jacques Pepin simple and healthy cooking

(the last 2 should arrive today from Amazon Japan)

Kristin Wagner, aka "torakris"

 

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Friday AM was one of my best cookbook buying days . . .

Swartz, Soup Suppers (pb)

Luongo, Simply Tuscan (hc)

Villas, Stews, Bogs & Burgoos (hc)

Gold, Recipes 1-2-3 (hc)

Del Conte, Gli Antipasti (hc)

Del Conte, I Dolci (hc)

Berry & Spieler, The New Cook (hc)

Tausend, Cocina de la Familia (hc)

Anderson, How to Cook without a Book (hc)

Herme & Greenspan, Desserts by Pierre Herme (hc)

Madison, Local Flavors (hc)

Total bill = $60 :wub:

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Welcome to eGullet rKolluri. And don't worry 'bout a thing! Only at eGullet would 150 cookbooks count as a small collection.

Matthew: That is one heck of a score, my friend. Kris, you recidivist, you! :smile:

45,169. 8.55 miles.

Margaret McArthur

"Take it easy, but take it."

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Total cost: $0.87.5.

I'm impressed.

And add one more for me...the mailman just arrived.

The Good Cuisine, Francoise Bernard and Alain Ducasse. I've been a Bernard fan since a French girlfriend got me a copy of Les Recettes Facilesas a wedding present. I really need to find a copy of Les Recettes Faciles de Patisserie.

45,172.

Margaret McArthur

"Take it easy, but take it."

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1912-2008

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I'd forgotten about the For Sale Room at the library. I'll check it out this afternoon.

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Margaret McArthur

"Take it easy, but take it."

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1912-2008

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Looking at my shelves, only about 30-40 total - but they include Escoffier, LaRousse, Bocuse, McGee, Keller, Peterson, Kamman, Child, CIA, David, Pepin, Soltner, Sokolov, Saulnier, Hazan, Dornenburg, Ruhlman...

In other words, if I never acquire another, I will die before tapping these out. :wink:

Just a reminder that Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page are online for an eGullet Q&A right now.

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Five new friends since my last post here:

Local Flavors (thanks, MatthewB!)

The Bagel Bible, 2nd ed (ditto)

Smoke & Spice (ditto)

The Bread Machine Magic Book of Helpful Hints (no hisses for the bread machine, please)

Biscuits, Spoonbread, & Sweet Potato Pie

I bought a copy of French Cooking in Ten Minutes through Amazon, but it arrived with water damage so I returned it.

Cooking With Pomaine and Jeremiah Tower Cooks are on "the list."

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

 

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I got 27 more at the Friends of the Library sale and gave only one to Matthew and Laurie. All were great deals, but the 1st edition Mary and Vincent Price for $5 was a thrill. I'll list the rest in a later post when I can see the spines. The new bookshelves will be built in a week. It will be so fun to arrange all 3500ish by my own quirky system.

Judy Amster

Cookbook Specialist and Consultant

amsterjudy@gmail.com

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45, 204.

Alex, I wouldn't dream of making fun of anyone's cookbook titles (I blush at some of my own.)

Hey, Jude. I believe you are the record-holder on this thread. When you get a chance could you please tell us about your quirky method of cookbook organization? By topic? Date published? Color of spine?

And how long do you think it will take you to organize them all? New bookcases. Sigh. How lovely!

Margaret McArthur

"Take it easy, but take it."

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1912-2008

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Maggie, add another one to the total. Over the summer, my mom picked up a Rachael Ray cookbook.

I think silver suits me so...

...but red is also for me!

Iron Chef Morimoto all the way!

From me, a fan of Iron Chef.

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