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Old 07-04-2007, 09:58 PM   #121
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Hello SuzyQ,
I will check it out, I have not seen it at the library but I will look for it.
Do you use it often ?
I believe Escoffier and Pellaprat are books for very experienced chefs, to help cooking or to put a nice reception dinner together, but also to generate ideas about new dishes and combinations. I got interested in French cuisine since I believe is the best (with Chinese following very close), for flavors, tecnique and diversity. Let me know what do you like to cook.
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Old 07-05-2007, 10:44 AM   #122
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Hello SuzyQ,
I just came back from the Library, I've seen the Epicurean and I must tell you that I love the book. It is an original edition (1920) only for reference.
It is the type of book that any restaurant owner or caterer should own, without a doubt. Reminded me of the Pellaprat in some sections.
Very nice indeed, I will check Amazon to see how much it costs but seems very expensive. Thanks again for the tip!
Let me know about what you like to cook, have a good one.
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Old 07-09-2007, 02:35 PM   #123
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No, chilichip, you don't need therapy. You need more cookbooks. I have at least 500 and still buy more. It's a true addiction, but a good one. I, too, read them like novels and cook many recipes out of them. It's such fun.
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my sentiments exactly!!!
I thought I had around 400 with it possibly going up to 500. I have recently recounted and have close to 1000. yikes! but that includes the little booklets that are by the checkout counter at the supermarkets.
Just remember: there are worse things to be addicted to.
at least, that's why I tell hubby.
it's working so far.
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Old 07-30-2007, 03:40 PM   #124
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Wow, I only have 12!
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Old 07-30-2007, 03:45 PM   #125
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Wow, I only have 12!
Don't feel bad. I only have two: Fanny Farmer Cookbook, in paperback, and Martin Yan's Quick & Easy, just because it was a gift from a very dear friend.
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Old 07-30-2007, 04:33 PM   #126
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I joined a cookbooks club on yahoo in June. One of the members there has 9000 cookbooks with another having over 6000!!!!
now, that's crazy!
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Old 07-30-2007, 04:55 PM   #127
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Probably anywhere from 75 to 150. Some are textbooks from culinary schools.
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Old 07-30-2007, 07:44 PM   #128
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Way too many and yet not enough.
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Old 07-31-2007, 12:19 PM   #129
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I know the feeling, jpmcgrew. I think I got about 55 to 65 cookbooks. It NEVER seems to be enough!

I once sold some of them to a used book store. Now I regret ever doing that, because those old cookbooks are now extremely difficult to find again!!
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:55 PM   #130
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43 Hard cover. ( I just counted) I dont know how many soft cover books, magazine, booklets, and pamphlets I have. I also have five 3 ring binders and a recipe box full of recipes from, newspapers, magazines like Ladies home journal, off the net etc. I'm addicted to recipes.
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