I need to rid myself of lots of books, but I know they will probably be carried out right after I am. We have built-in book cases in the living room flanking the fireplace. In the family room we have one half the length of the room. In the back hall we have a wall to wall floor to ceiling book case and I have a couple of freestanding and they are all full. I'm not collecting any more cookbooks, teapots, or roosters and will start giving some of these things to my grandchildren as they get a bit older.
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Kathyj, in the 1970's my mom purchased that Time Life series- I guess they update and publish new ones every so often. They were interesting, and she loved them but I don't think she ever used them even once. I actually made a Russian honey cake for a 7th grades social studies project from a recipe in one of those books, and I think my French "potage parmentier" (creamy leek & potato soup) (also from 7th grade French class) comes from the series. I still make that soup! One of my daughters (who took French in 9th grade) brought home a xerox copy of almost the identical recipe - much to my amusement. I have a lot of cook books, too, and I know what you mean about trying to be careful about what you bring into the house.... Welcome, by the way! Sandyj
I have two of the Time-Life sewries of cookbooks. Their Seriies "Fresh Ways of.." is excellent. Every recipe worth trying. The Series: "The Good Cook,,," is mixed. Some of the books are worth having but not all.
However, in general, the standard of the books, and the recipes, is a high one. I browse through them very often.