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Old 11-09-2005, 06:15 PM   #1
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Foods of the World Time Life cookbook series

What's your opinion on this series? Might be able to get a few, just not sure if I would actually use them.

Thanks from a newbie....

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Old 11-09-2005, 06:18 PM   #2
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Welcome to the group!
I'm sorry I can't help you ..I've never heard of these books.
I'm sure thought that someone will be along shortly to give an opinion.
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Old 11-09-2005, 07:06 PM   #3
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Welcome to DC!!
I've not heard of them either, but, Time Life is a good name for magazines.

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Old 11-09-2005, 07:09 PM   #4
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Thanks for the welcome pdswife and texasgirl!

I'm "attempting" to be more careful about the cookbooks I add to my collection (at last count I had over 250, I'm afraid to count them again!). They usually find their way home anyways.
I believe there are 28 books to this collection - each specializing in a different country or region around the world. I have "The Cooking of Provincial France" book already and am just not sure if I would actually use it, although I do like the information. Didn't know if the rest of the collection is the same way.
I can pick up quite a few at a local thrift store (my favorite place to "shop" for cookbooks). Just need help making a decision....
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Old 11-09-2005, 07:11 PM   #5
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I thought I was doing good with 5
Someone on here will probably be able to help, just hang tight a little longer. Some of them aren't on every night.
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Old 11-09-2005, 07:22 PM   #6
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and the 250 count is NOT including the pamphlet style ones (the ones by the checkout stand) - although I probably only have about 20 of those....I don't buy them anymore.

I know, I have a problem..... books in general I love and bring home a lot of them... My husband wants to build me a library room - I say go for it honey!!
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Old 11-09-2005, 07:42 PM   #7
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That's nice, my husband always threatened to BURN my books
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Old 11-10-2005, 11:53 AM   #8
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Well, his motives aren't exactly pure - he just wants them out of his sight and stop cluttering up the living room.... but i'll take it!
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Old 11-10-2005, 12:23 PM   #9
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I really don't know how many I have - maybe 250 - maybe not, but I try to keep most of them in one bookcase, except the ones on my nightstands and in the bookcase in my bedroom (those I'm reading quite often). I got one of the copy cat cookbooks a few months back and it is very interesting reading.
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Old 11-10-2005, 03:26 PM   #10
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I'm hoping I'll get an enclosed bookcase for the kitchen specifically for cookbooks.... we'll see.
I have a total of 3 bookcases and ALL are overflowing onto the floors... plus other stacks elsewhere around the house... Books just seem to follow me home! They're not all cookbooks though.

That's why I have to learn to be picky about which ones to get or not, hence my question about the Foods of the World series. If the books are so-so, then I won't pick them up.
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