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Old 10-12-2011, 08:12 AM   #1
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Recommend a Cookbook?

Hello,
I was just wondering if anyone can recommend a really good cookbook please?

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Old 10-12-2011, 08:32 AM   #2
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Is this cookbook for a beginner, experienced cook, somewhere in-between, or maybe for a child? What sort of cooking? Savory, pastry, some ethnicity?
A bit more detail would be helpful.
Although my all time favorite will always be my jillion year old Betty Crocker cookbook.
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:42 AM   #3
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The Joy of Cooking or the Better Homes and Gardens cookbooks are good "all around" cookbooks.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:22 PM   #4
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A Treasury of Christmas.......if you can find it. I borrowed it from a friend about 10 year ago and have been looking for it since. I ordered a smaller version (didn't realize that when I ordered but haven't found the 'big one' which as close to 400 pages if I remeber correctly. It is a compilation of recipes utiliing brand name products (Hershy, Nabisco, etc). It had all different types foods (dessert, entrees, appetizers, etc). The illustrations where beautiful and the recipes great. Of course you can substitue different brands than the ones suggested if you wish. I think I saw it on Boarders website once but it was temporarily out of stock. I'm going to look around the web for it now, since I'm thinking of it........

Actually I decided look and FOUND it!!!!!! Google this number (0785376054) or search for it on eBay. Saw several copies doing both. I already ordered mine. Thanks for the reminder and I'll be getting it right before the holidays. (and I was wrong it is almost 600 pages and has 750 recipes)
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:56 PM   #5
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Betty Crocker and Better Homes & Gardens are my two favorites of all time. Both of mine are circa 1970 and have seen better days.
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:03 PM   #6
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Since I have over 1000 cookbooks, I had to pick two for "if you can't find it here...", however, the 'net is a great source. I'm actually thinking of getting rid of my library--any takers?
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:16 PM   #7
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The Fanny Farmer Cookbook. It was the very first cookbook to feature ingredient measurements, and you'll find a recipe just about anything you've ever eaten previously in your life in that book.
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:00 AM   #8
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Hi, I just want to thank everyone for their suggestions so far. I'm going to get stuck in to some of these books now!
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:35 AM   #9
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I like a good all encompassing Mediterranean Cookbook, very simple fare.
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:50 PM   #10
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I had the same question but didn't want to make another post so I'll just thank you all here.
Thanks for all the recommended cook books, I have a lot to look through. Now all I have to do is order the books themselves.
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