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Old 10-03-2006, 08:54 PM   #1
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How far back....

do the cooking magazines you have subscriptions to run? I have a very hard time throwing cooking magazines away.... So I simply don't. I've got 11 years worth of several subscriptions just taking up valuable real estate on my shelves.

Admittedly, I don't refer to most of them. However, the christmas ones, the summer (usually means meat meat meat) ones and the harvest issues are all more to the front of the line. I've been making cookies from Gourmet's 12/95 issue all these years.

Do you dogear the pages you like? Do you just tear out the page and save it in a file? Or, do you hold onto them like a tiring swimmer will latch onto a bouy in the ocean?

And, just to prove that I am serious about keeping old magazines around, I have 5 issues, in close to excellent condition of The Delineator, a journal of fashiion, culture and fine arts, published by the Butterick Publishing Co. One issue is from 1893, one from 1894, two from 1895 and one from 1896!

So, what about you? How far back do yours go..and do you actually remember to flip through them?

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Old 10-03-2006, 08:59 PM   #2
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I don't get cookbook subscriptions but I do have a lot of hardback cookbooks.

I am having a friend build me another shelf to hold a lot of my cookbooks.
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:01 PM   #3
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What about just a magazine that caught your eye at the checkout line? I don't often make those impulse purchases...but still...when I do, I find it hard to throw those away, too.
Does your friend wanna be my friend??? I want a new shelf, too!
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Last year I gave a friend who was going through a rough time three bags full of old cooking mags. It felt so good to have the empty space on my shelves! And I don't miss them at all. Any way... I only have a few years worth left now.
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:10 PM   #5
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You hit a nerve. I've got so much to say on the subject, but not the time right now and I will be (as they say around here) "out of pocket" most of tomorrow, so I will post my $2 million-worth on Thursday. Two cents doesn't come close to covering it. Great thread.
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You hit a nerve. I've got so much to say on the subject, but not the time right now and I will be (as they say around here) "out of pocket" most of tomorrow, so I will post my $2 million-worth on Thursday. Two cents doesn't come close to covering it. Great thread.
I shall wait with baited breath..
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Old 10-04-2006, 06:01 AM   #7
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I used to save alot of magazines, till I realized I very seldom go back and actually tried a recipe. They all so so good w/reading ! Then you forget about them while reading other recipes. Don't buy or save anymore - the internet is far easier and space efficient !!
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Old 10-04-2006, 06:46 AM   #8
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I'm a sucker for any mag with a christmas theme on it.I still make cookies from one that I have had since 1976.Typing that just made me feel kind of old-but, I was only 16 at the time and that's not so old ;)
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Old 10-04-2006, 07:24 AM   #9
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I still have all of mine, going back to the 70's, and some old Gourmet from the 50's and 60's. ( I bought those in a second hand store ). I've had to move a lot of them to the basement to make room for new cookbooks, but every once in awhile, I drag up a stack and read them. I still use many of the recipes in them. I never could bring myself to tear a recipe out and throw the magazine away.
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A couple of years, at least. Same with the brewing mags.

We've got stacks of them with recipes that we want to try, but never remember to.

I think the oldest recipes in the house are in a small bartenders recipe book I have, it dates from just after the repeal of prohibition. (Yes, they are most all for drinks).

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