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Old 09-28-2004, 02:18 PM   #11
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Well, you guys make me feel better. I have well over 50 cook AND food books (I like food history and food-oriented bios as well). AND I might add, I have easily 20 years of Gourmet magazine, and recently have become an officianado of Saveur and have two years of it. I started to sell the Gourmets a few years back, but wound up keeping them. I keep telling myself (and my husband) that I'm not buying any more cookbooks, then what happens? I go to a book store and find one on Spanish cooking for a song and cannot resist. People give me cook books as well, which is a real love.
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Old 09-28-2004, 02:48 PM   #12
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Wow. We're all cookbook collectors in one fashion or another. No surprise there! I, too, have somewhere between 50 and 75 cookbooks, plus "school folders" full of clippings, and hoarded magazines in the attic. My treasures, however, are those from my great-grandmother. who painstakingly wrote down hundreds of recipes (mostly for candies and confections, creams and jams) into six leather-bound journals. I've only been able to convert maybe a third of those recipes over the years to American measurements and ingredients available today. Sure makes me appreciate the handwriting of our ancestors, who actually had to write!
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Old 09-28-2004, 02:49 PM   #13
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What a cool legacy, Audeo! And a private history lesson too.
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Old 09-28-2004, 03:09 PM   #14
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Indeed it is, Mudbug. Very honored to be the recipient of them. Another wee bit of family history was my great-grandmother's enjoyment of the occasional dram of whiskey. I'm long suspicious of her imbibing while writing...the King's English tends to lapse into gaelic from time to time....

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Old 09-28-2004, 04:22 PM   #15
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sure, and she's a foin gurl, yer gram. after me own heart.........
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Old 09-28-2004, 06:23 PM   #16
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I am not certain but they occupy two shelves on my kitchen book shelf. I have a 12 book collection from the 70's, forgot the name of the set, which I rarely use. It has 'American Regional Cooking' with the states listed alphabetically with favored recipes from each state. Makes it interesting to see what people did eat. The books also contain world favorites from most of the countries of the world. I know I can always go there and find out what an edible plant, herb, seasoning or fruit or vegetable is. Very informative. It has a special section on herbs listing them with recommended uses for meats, fish etc. I would say there are probably 40 or so, including a cookbook with a note written in the front of it to my mother for her bridal shower in 1928. This book is a hoot they way they used to cook.

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Old 09-28-2004, 06:32 PM   #17
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Looks like, best I can count that we have 266 cookbooks. And we gave a about a dozen away recently.
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3 never use em though cause theres the internet!
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Old 09-28-2004, 07:02 PM   #19
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I guess I'm a wimp:
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Cookbooks

I have one for each year of my life.
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