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Old 01-26-2011, 12:02 AM   #21
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Did you check for the Kindle versions?
It was a tough decision, I opted for DTB on my cookbooks...actually, I'm horrible, I stopped at Hastings and bought a DTB...a new Dean Koontz. I guess I'm still not ready to give up my pag-ed friends.
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Old 01-26-2011, 12:03 AM   #22
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I have slowed down with using the internet for recipes as much and am trying to get back into using cookbooks and buying more cookbooks.
The only recipes I have really been gathering off the interwebs is stuff from cooking shows that I want to try.
Past that, I use my cookbooks all the time to get an idea for stuff to make, I try not to use recipes to often anymore these days though.
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Old 01-26-2011, 12:04 AM   #23
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me either your highness. i like the feel of a book in my hand, going to go and snuggle in bed and read in about five minutes
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Old 01-26-2011, 12:26 AM   #24
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me either your highness. i like the feel of a book in my hand, going to go and snuggle in bed and read in about five minutes
Yes, I carry my Kindle around to appointments and to work. Here at home, i still like my books.
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:30 AM   #25
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I still like using cookbooks; you can keep them in the kitchen while you cook (I don't have a laptop (). Also the stains and blemishes from ballistic ingredients add character that a webpage can't have!
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Old 01-26-2011, 12:59 PM   #26
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I still like using cookbooks; you can keep them in the kitchen while you cook (I don't have a laptop (). Also the stains and blemishes from ballistic ingredients add character that a webpage can't have!

i love that part of my cookbooks. like the ones I used when I first started learning are just gross, my partner is like "should try to clean some of the crap off these" I just laugh and tell her that we can't. I want people to know what recipes I used the most.

I travel around with new cookbooks and food science books in my bag all the time, I love busting out a cookbook and reading it like a novel, seeing the recipes, what's in it, what's missing, how the recipes are built. People ask all the time "are you READING a cookbook?"
"yeah...it's a book isn't it?"
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Old 01-26-2011, 01:03 PM   #27
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I'm in the rarely use anymore category. I have a whole shelf and need to weed out the ones I've never used. Some are precious since they came from grandparents or churches I've belonged to. Those kind of regional cookbooks are wonderful. Mostly I get my new recipes from here!! It's like getting a recipe from an old friend. You know you can trust it to be good and there are so many different kinds of cooks here from so many different places! I'll occasionally go to allrecipes or some such but those are so confusing with many similar recipes. Here, you not only get the recipe but you can be confident in the source AND get advice on modifications or substitutions.
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:08 PM   #28
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I use my cook books constantly.... I am incredibly dedicating to getting through all of my cookbooks at some point, and I know that some of the recipes (especially in some of my more specialized cookbooks) I would just not be able to get anywhere else! I have found an online recipe website though which I go to to store my recipes for easy recall so I dont have to look them up in the book each time I use them. Still, most of them are from my books, or newspaper and magazine clippings!
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:52 PM   #29
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All of you cookbook users are the best! I read and use my cookbooks all of the time-always have, always will.
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:27 AM   #30
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I love my cookbooks and read them frequently. In fact just finished "The Soup Bible" a couple of nights ago. I love getting cookbooks as gifts. I use them and the internet as inspiration; rarely use a recipe "strait up" the way it was written, but still couldn't do without my cookbooks! :-)
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