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Old 04-13-2007, 05:41 PM   #101
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Where do I go for help? I was doing so good and getting rid of some of my cookbooks that I don't use any more. I was so proud of myself. Well, I think I have had a relapse. I looked in the cupboard today and, lo and behold, somehow it is starting to fill up again.
The newest addition (somehow I ended up in Borders today). I don't know how I got there. But of course I couldn't leave without a (you know what). It is called "Duncan Hines, Cake Mix Magic". 125 Easy Desserts...Good As Homemade.
This time I think I will leave it up to my children to get rid of them when I am gone. I give up.

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Old 04-13-2007, 08:51 PM   #102
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Cookbooks are treasures....ENJOY them.

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Old 04-15-2007, 06:22 AM   #103
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I have about 50 and I read them like novels. They inspire me.
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Old 06-29-2007, 10:45 PM   #104
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I guess I am the odd one here, the "Less is more" approach works perfectly for me. These are ALL the books I have in order of importance:
a) Larousse Gastronomique
b) Auguste Escoffier. Cookbook & Guide to the fine art of Cookery
c) Henri Pellaprat. The Great Book of French Cuisine
d) Julia Child. Mastering the Art of French Cooking
e) Dona Benta. Comer Bem -Brazilian Cooking Encyclopedia-
If I have to pick one, the Larousse is the one without a doubt.
Note that I have them for many years and still haven't been able to produce all recipes listed on them.

Perhaps I should look for a nice Chinese food book, I really like Chinese cuisine but haven't cook much of it.
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Old 06-29-2007, 11:12 PM   #105
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Count me in as a couple of hundred, and that doesn't include the big thick cook books that I continually buy from newsagents and bookshops, plus all the ones I get off the net and store, WOW, I do have too many, does anyone use all the books and cook a lot out of them, do we really need that many, I must admit, I am ADDICTED to cookbooks, I love them, I am afraid that if I dont buy them then I will miss out on a new recipie that I dont have, is any one else like me, or do I need HELP.??
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Old 06-30-2007, 06:07 AM   #106
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Too many to list but I refer to the following most frequently:
  • Good Housekeeping Illustrated Cookbook
  • Milo Miloradovich’s Cooking With Herbs & Spices and The Art of Fish Cookery
  • Fannie Farmer’s
  • LL Bean Game & Fish
  • Reinhart’s Bread Bakers Apprentice
  • Jennie Grossinger’s Art of Jewish Cooking
  • Vincent Stile’s Italian Cooking
  • Lane Publishing’s Sunset Seafood Cookbook
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Old 06-30-2007, 07:23 AM   #107
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i have about 15 or so. a very weird collection, mostly from gifts that were supposed to mean or be a part of something.

i have:
dom delouise's "eat this; it'll make you feel better", #'s 1 and 2.
the sopranos cookbook.
the saddle brook, n.j. fire dept. ladies auxilliary cookbook.
"emeril's t.v. dinners".
rachel ray's "30 minute meals 2".
a basic irish cookbook, and a basic thai cookbook (i forgot the names).
"fanny farmer", circa 1970.
"roasting" - wms. sonoma.
"lidia's family table".

and a few more that escape my memory.
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Old 06-30-2007, 10:24 AM   #108
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Oh my gosh...too many....i am not listing them bc the most of them are german....so, you won't be interested in!!!But i think about 50 books!!
The best american book is Gooseberry Patch " Best ever Casseroles"!!!
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Old 06-30-2007, 10:38 AM   #109
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I have far far to many to count!

I think that my current fav is "The Everyday Vegan" by Dreena Burton. Every darn recipe out of that one has been great!
It's laisez-faire, I don't even give a care.
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Old 06-30-2007, 12:16 PM   #110
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You guys make me feel like I need therapy,in my on going collection about 300plus just them.

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