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Old 06-11-2012, 12:40 PM   #101
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Joy of cooking is wonderful! I bought a new one when I moved here all those years ago.

It has all the basics. Is anybody familiar with the newest version?
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:42 PM   #102
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I was at my grandmas and "stole" her joy of cooking and an encyclopedia of cooking. These things are old. I found a newspaper recipe folded up in one of the books from 1964! It's really awesome seeing what pages are dirty and guessing what she cooked. And some of the illustrations are incredibly ant-feminist and amusing

1964, old!!!
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:45 PM   #103
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1964, old!!!
Well to me! It was 20 yrs before I was born! My mom was barely out if diapers!

Pamala - I have been wanting to get my hands on one as its a classic! Just didn't want to buy a new one....now off to make salad in aspic gelatin with my book from the 50's! Haha
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:45 PM   #104
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1964, old!!!
That was my thought too!
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:15 PM   #105
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Joy of cooking is wonderful! I bought a new one when I moved here all those years ago.

It has all the basics. Is anybody familiar with the newest version?
I call it my cooking encyclopedia , that is, the 1975 edition. I also have the 1998 edition, and it was written by professional chefs, and isn't nearly as good or as complete.

I have read that there is a more recent edition that is more like the older ones. There was apparently a hue and cry from the public over the "chef" edition.
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:17 PM   #106
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I do not have cookbook addiction. I only have a dozen of the or so, the latest one is the book Andy mention in his bread thread and the only reason I got that one is because it is educational, as the matter of fact most of the books I do have are along those lines. I hate reading instructions and recipes, I do of course, but it is a chore for me. It is different with educational books. It's like that famous saying: “give guy a fish and he will have dinner for one night, teach him to fish and he will have dinner for life”. Educational books teaching us/ me the idea. The idea I can use to make many things rather than one dish.
That is why I have a lot of educational books. Mostly Bible education. I turned our dining room into library to accommodate all the book shelves that we have.
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:53 PM   #107
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I honestly have lost count!!! I think I have about 50.I have a few regulars that I use all the time, Joy of Cooking, Better Homes and Gardens, and my oldest that I got for my 12th birthday ( 40 plus yrs ago) Betty Crocker.
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:26 PM   #108
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Too many to count ...

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Old 06-11-2012, 02:58 PM   #109
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About 5.. not including my Mom's 'bible' with family recipes. I'm trying to re-write all my recipes, laminate them and put them in a big 4" binder. I'd rather that honker then a bunch of little books all over.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:18 PM   #110
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1964, old!!!
Oh boy.. I was born in 1963...I have clippings that were in my Grandmother's cookbooks from the 40's / 50s' /60's and my great-grandmothers hand written cookbook from I think the late 20's/early 30's.

Yes I have the cookbook addiction..so I don't count them at all. I also have the clipping passion too, but so does my Mom and so did my grandmothers and great-grandmother
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