Originally Posted by suzyQ3
The Internet is a good source for recipes, but to me, it pales next to curling up with a good cookbook.
I completely agree!!
And many times there is more to a cookbook than recipes. For example, I have a large hardbound Asian cookbook that is broken down by region, and the first 4 or 5 pages of each region is detailed cultural information I have never heard or seen anywhere else, and puts the food into perspective.
I enjoy rummaging through second hand stores and flea markets where an occasional specialty cookbook treasure can still be found.
And I don't have to worry about losing my "favorites", hard drive, computer or electricity. I even print off select online recipes and store them in a 3-ring binder.
And when the time comes for my mother to pass on, I'll inherit her card file of hand written recipes that link me to her, her mother, her mother's mother, and my past. No computer could ever do that!