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Old 09-29-2004, 05:04 PM   #31
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Too many and yet, not enough.

Too many because we purchased a slew of cookbooks we will never use a recipe from.

Not enough, because we still find cookbooks that offer an approach to food, or recipes, that we find irresistable.

However, we have become more selective in our purchases.

The house is getting full of books, and many are cookbooks.

And we cannot bear to rid ourselves of one.

In terms of numbers, over 200 and counting.
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Old 09-29-2004, 05:21 PM   #32
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Audeo - my SIL has stated on more than one occasion they EVERY last one of them will go to her daughter. :?

But my MIL gets me a handful every time I go over there - she knows I love them just as much as her!!
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Old 09-29-2004, 05:40 PM   #33
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You're a lucky lass, Elf.
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Old 09-29-2004, 06:13 PM   #34
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I just have a handful when compared to a lot of you. I find the web to be a handy source of recipes. Consequently, I haven't bought a cookbook in more than 5 years.
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Old 10-02-2006, 09:01 PM   #35
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Too many and yet, not enough.

Too many because we purchased a slew of cookbooks we will never use a recipe from.

Not enough, because we still find cookbooks that offer an approach to food, or recipes, that we find irresistable.

However, we have become more selective in our purchases.

The house is getting full of books, and many are cookbooks.

And we cannot bear to rid ourselves of one.

In terms of numbers, over 200 and counting.
We live in an old three-story house that has books of every kind in all rooms. But, I think cookbooks tip the scale. We have nearly 600 and counting. Kind of like Lay's potato chips. Betcha can't eat just one!

Although, I will give my wife credit. She's figured out how to use recipes out of most of them on a daily basis. Still, more come into the house. Help, help, they're everywhere! They're coming to get me! AAAAARRRGHHH!

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Old 10-02-2006, 09:03 PM   #36
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Who needs a cookbook when on this forum? I have waaay too many and am actually planning on cleaning them out, again, by Wednesday when Amvets comes. I find myself searching DC and the internet more than using cookbooks.
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Old 10-02-2006, 09:29 PM   #37
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I probably have two dozen cookbooks, and over the years I've used them here and there, tweaked some recipes from them, but found that mostly I have alot of handwritten recipes by myself, my family, and other recipes from here that I use alot more than my books. Nevertheless, it's always great to have old/new cookbooks to save or give away to friends/family.

I think the most prized recipes are those from family and friends that you keep passing on, and each person adds their own flare to it.
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WOW - this post is definately a blast from the past - a lot of MIA's here.
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Old 10-02-2006, 11:02 PM   #39
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Too lazy for an exact count, but there are about 6 yards of cookbooks on shelves @ roughly 35 per yard, plus the ones that are out for some reason or another--call it 250 or so. Seems like a lot, but they get lost in the other 7 or 8,000 books that make books the primary decorating motif, here, and make the idea of moving a painful thought! Last time I moved, 13 years ago, there were over 100 large cartons of books (ooof--to the second floor!), and I haven't stopped collecting since. I just can't seem to pass by a book shop . . .
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I just can't seem to pass by a book shop . . .
It's a terrible sickness I know - If I am browsing through a cookbook in a used bookstore and I find a piece of paper in it or an envelope with a letter I feel like I need to buy it and "take care of it" for the owner. Blinders might help but I think I could smell all that paper!!!!!
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