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Old 08-30-2006, 07:45 PM   #1
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Cooking club of America??

Does anyone belong?

Do you like it.

Details?

smiles, Trish

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Old 08-30-2006, 08:25 PM   #2
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I Googled "Cooking Club of America" and found their site. I also found this rather ****ing opinion on epinions.com:

http://www0.epinions.com/content_3923222660

Take it for what it's worth, but it would make me cautious.

If you're interested in their cookbooks, check here for closeout prices:

http://www.bookcloseouts.com/default.asp?N=-60448
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Old 08-30-2006, 08:36 PM   #3
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Someone gave me a gift subscription many years ago when they first started up. I wasn't impressed enough to join myself when that subscription ran out. A little while ago I got something in the mail from them & decided to give them another try. I think it's worth it. The recipes are decent - things that you would really make. Nothing too fancy. They've improved with age, in my opinion.
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Old 08-30-2006, 10:27 PM   #4
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I'm a happy camper!

I've been a member for many years now. I did join the lifetime membership - I think it was 279.00. For that, as long as I live I will get their magazine (which I love). I have the cookware set - it's not All-Clad, but it's very good stainless and I use it a lot (I also have a full set of Kirkland SS that I am passionately in love with and other pieces as needed). So far I've gotten a couple of magnets for the fridge, a china trivet, a small trivet for a coffee cup, a nice apron with my name on it, the pinch and dash spoons. I've gotten to test a couple of products - you have to sign up for that. I do have some of their cookbooks, and some low life borrowed the "knife skills" video I got from them.

I like the magazine, lots of good ideas and recipes. They do send a gift of some kind a couple of times a year. Would I do it again????? Yes. I've been a lifetime member for almost 8 years. At 12.00 a year for just the magazine I'm happy with the investment. If all you want is Saveur and a lot of free stuff for your 12 bucks a year - don't waste your time.
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Old 08-30-2006, 10:57 PM   #5
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I've been a lifetime member for a few years. I really enjoy the magazine. There is a lot of good advise (just like here), and I enjoy entering the contests. I have been sent a few things to test. Nothing big, but maybe someday. Since you have to pay for membership they are able to offer a few things like contests. A few of us were members there before we found out about Discuss Cooking. I do love Cooking Club of America but I have to admit I spend more time here. As far as the people at both sites, I know more people here, but I like everyone at both sites.

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Old 08-30-2006, 11:01 PM   #6
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I didn't know they had a forum! I'll have to check it out.
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Old 08-30-2006, 11:22 PM   #7
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Thanks for the advice. I got an ad in the mail ( including recipe cards and a flour pusher thingy bobber) and I was just wondering if I should sign up or toss the paper work.

You're all great!
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yet another example of "One person's leftovers are another's feast!
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Old 08-31-2006, 11:26 AM   #9
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I'm a member of CCA as well. I was an ambassador on their site for a while. The folks over there are lovely people and the recipes are wonderful too. My only issue is with their site. More than half the time I can't get on it, and when I DO finally get on navigating can sometimes be tough. I finally gave up. I miss my buddies over there. Barbara, could you tell everyone hello from me? Thanks.
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I was gifted with it, but I won't renew on my own.
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