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Old 01-25-2011, 04:08 PM   #1
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Do you use your books as much anymore, or the Internet?

Do you use your cookbooks as much as you used to, or do you go to the internet for recipes, techniques and other cooking info? I find myself searching recipes on line a lot more. I still pull a book down every couple of days, but they don't seem to get the love they once used to.
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Old 01-25-2011, 04:16 PM   #2
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I only use my cookbooks for tried and true recipes. Anything else I look up on the web. I find I get a better variety of recipes this way and it doesn't take up a lotof space in the house. Still there is something to be said for the feel of a book in your hand.
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Old 01-25-2011, 04:23 PM   #3
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It really depends on what I want to cook. Sometimes I look in a couple of cookbooks for expert opinions then compare to internet recipes (maybe).

Other times I just go to the internet.
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Old 01-25-2011, 04:35 PM   #4
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I use on-line recipes and if I like them I'll print them. So ultimately, I'll be reading them off of paper, regardless, unless I have my laptop handy in the kitchen.
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Old 01-25-2011, 04:37 PM   #5
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I use on-line recipes and if I like them I'll print them. So ultimately, I'll be reading them off of paper, regardless.
I do too, and the advantage is that I can make notes of any changes I made or want to make right on the same piece of paper.
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Old 01-25-2011, 04:45 PM   #6
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Do you use your cookbooks as much as you used to, or do you go to the internet for recipes, techniques and other cooking info? I find myself searching recipes on line a lot more. I still pull a book down every couple of days, but they don't seem to get the love they once used to.
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Old 01-25-2011, 04:49 PM   #7
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I use my books all the time - they are my "reference" - the place where I begin when attempting a classic dish. From there, I look up popular recipes on the web to compare and start threads if I'm really bent on getting something down that has eluded me.

So books first for me!
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Old 01-25-2011, 04:59 PM   #8
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I rarely look at cookbooks anymore. If there is a recipe I know is in one and I want it then I go to the book. The Internet just has way too much to offer for recipes and technique.

Of course I haven't bought a DTB of any kind (except for gifts) in over two years.
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:36 PM   #9
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I rarely look at cookbooks anymore. If there is a recipe I know is in one and I want it then I go to the book. The Internet just has way too much to offer for recipes and technique.

Of course I haven't bought a DTB of any kind (except for gifts) in over two years.

For shame...rarely look at cookbooks anymore! I love my cookbooks! I am not saying that I don't also go online, but a good cookbook is just like a good book. Made to be enjoyed over and over. Sometimes I just sit and read for inspiration and fun. 100 years from now my family will find my cookbooks with all of the notes in the margins, and know who I was. I don't think they would know what I cooked the most without those books (you can tell from the notes and the stains on the pages). That is why the recipes that I get here that I love will go into a cooking journal. You will all be a bit of my family history!
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:39 PM   #10
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almost always go to net for everyday stuff. that way you only see recipes for the thing you want to make. i print as well. i find i understand new methods better from my books, usually joy of cooking. i do use my books for old favorites. usually if i look for something in a cookbook, i get distracted by all of the wonderful things to make. since i won't live long enough to try them all, it is really wasted time for me.
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