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Old 02-08-2008, 09:53 PM   #1
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Cookbooks, do you use them?

How many of you actually buy cook books?


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Old 02-08-2008, 09:57 PM   #2
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I buy them all the time and probably have 1,000+. And, yes, I use them...all the time. We rarely eat the same thing twice, except for twice a year when I take a month and prepare all our favorites for the month. Love our cookbooks.

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Old 02-08-2008, 10:11 PM   #3
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yes , i buy them and use them. don't use everyday because a lot of meals are in my head. i enjoy reading them as much as a good book, silly me.
i have a book case in my sewing/puter room. four shelves and it is full.

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Old 02-08-2008, 10:41 PM   #4
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I do use cookbooks for certain things - I'm a "baby" compared to a lot with only about 350 to my name. My MIL has well over 2,000! I have a few standards where I know certain recipes are that I need. I really only use less than 5 quite frequently - sad - but oh so fun to sit on the porch in the summer and read the rest of them with a nice glass of white Burgundy!

........or Champagne
........or Pinot Grigio
........or Sangria
........or Blaufrankish
........or Aligote


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Old 02-09-2008, 03:25 AM   #5
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Im with everbody else, I LOVE THEM, my kids always try to buy me a new cookbook each, for every mothers day and birthday, but I always buy them myself each week, so not much choice left for them Im afraid, I have so many doubles and triples, I give them away as presents, I cant do without them, and no, I dont cook all the recipes from them, only a few, but I do LOVE looking and reading them.
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Old 02-09-2008, 03:47 AM   #6
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I love cookbooks, and do use them. Some more than others, as you could tell by looking at them. I also read them like a book.
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Old 02-09-2008, 04:42 AM   #7
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2000 cookbooks!!!! WOW!!!

I have 18, not many at all! I do use them but I also use many food blogs online for loads of recipes. When I became vegetarian I bought several to help me understand proper nutrition and how to cook with things like lentils, quinoa and tofu.
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:23 AM   #8
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I love cookbooks and have started collecting old and weird ones.

I have several hundred and read them cover to cover usually. I find cookbooks and food books to be much more informative and reliable than blogs.
Less is not more. More is more and more is fabulous.
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:45 AM   #9
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I am an avid reader, and read cookbooks have a shelf full,and refer to them often. However, of late, I find myself using the internet more and more for recipe ideas. For me, it easier, and generally better. Googling an ingredient will produce hundreds of recipe ideas. I usually use them as a starting point and go from there.
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:09 AM   #10
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I buy them sometimes, if they are on sale or something I am interested in cooking.

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