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Old 10-04-2006, 11:34 AM   #51
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While I haven't done any cooking from it yet (since I have so many recipes from my parents to use), it surely is an interesting read into a culture.

Sometimes I still buy cookbooks because I actually want to cook out of them -- well, to be honest, my husband is the cook. But more often now, I buy cookbooks that interest me in other ways, just like your old Czech book interests you as a way learning about a culture.

I love and collect old Jello pamphlets, for example, even though the thought of Jello dishes makes me want to gag. But wow oh wow, those old booklets have the most beautiful lithos....they look like watercolor paintings.

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Old 10-04-2006, 02:27 PM   #52
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Too many, I have a 5 shelf book case filled, plus 2 shelf cabinet filled with Pilsbury like bookets. My wife's though is if you can get 2-3 recipe from a book buy it.

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Old 10-04-2006, 02:38 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by suzyQ3
...It's one of close to 800 cookbooks we have that fill a large bookshelf in our family room and a specially made bookshelf in our breakfast room. I even have some in my office. It's an obsession with us.
Here are a couple of pics we took for insurance purposes.

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Old 10-04-2006, 02:52 PM   #54
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I have about as many as you do on the bottom shelf of your second picture.
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Old 11-01-2006, 03:07 PM   #55
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I have well over 500 at this point and keep on buying.
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Old 11-01-2006, 04:08 PM   #56
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I have two: The Fanny Farmer Boston Cooking School Cookbook, which I bought about 35 years ago, and Martin Yan's Quick & Easy, which was a gift.
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:33 PM   #57
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I must have at least 500 - haven't counted lately. It's an addiction that I have to break. I've started to give some away here & there & plan to do a lot more of that in the near future.
I'm all about the food!
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Old 11-02-2006, 01:04 AM   #58
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I have 100s but can't stop buying them. I like to sit and look through them even if i don't cook anything from them! We have a series here put out by a womens magazine- The Australian Women's Weekly and I love them. i used to buy every new book as soon as it came out but now its too expensive with 3 kids, although the books are very reasonably priced.
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Old 11-02-2006, 02:33 AM   #59
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I don't have as many as you do, but I do have several hundred. The latest was the new Joy of Cooking that came yesterday. On Sunday a friend gave me a copy of a family cookbook. The family had made it in memory of their mother who passed away a couple of years ago. She was a wonderful cook and even tho what she made was usually simple, everything was always delicious. Different family members included her recipes and some of their own. I enjoy books that I know are personal to my friends.
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:54 AM   #60
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I have a few hundred, probably a third of which are electronic.

One site I webwhacked for my archives has been a great pleasure and resource.


Probably 15% duplications in there under different titles, but still some great recipes and ideas and its free.

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