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Old 10-08-2012, 09:49 PM   #131
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:59 AM   #132
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Cookbooks are a curse!

A couple of weeks ago I found a church cookbook published in 1922 that had some recipes from my grandmother in it. My father was only 3 years old when it was published.

I also came across a children's candy making cook book published prior to 1920 and a Mennonite cook book from 1951.

As these old ones come in the newer ones need to go!

I have a bag ready to go to the thrift shop and more keep creeping in!

Strange hobby for someone who is a diabetic and always on a diet!
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:04 AM   #133
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Cookbooks are a curse!

A couple of weeks ago I found a church cookbook published in 1922 that had some recipes from my grandmother in it. My father was only 3 years old when it was published.

I also came across a children's candy making cook book published prior to 1920 and a Mennonite cook book from 1951.

As these old ones come in the newer ones need to go!

I have a bag ready to go to the thrift shop and more keep creeping in!

Strange hobby for someone who is a diabetic and always on a diet!
Oh, do I understand this one!
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:45 AM   #134
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I just went and counted my cookbooks. Looks like I own 19 total. Not that many - and I could probably get rid of half of those because I never open them. Most of the ones I do open, I've only tried a handful of the recipes (one exception is a curry cookbook. I know I've tried at least 30 of the recipes in that one).

BUT I probably have thousands of recipes squirreled away on my computer.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:47 AM   #135
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Oh, do I understand this one!
The technical term for that is called "virtual cooking." I do it all the time. I get my sugar fix reading candy-making cookbooks, my carb fix reading pasta or Italian cookbooks. Only problem is, I end up hungry! The same thing happens when looking at the photos DCers post. That, I believe, is a Pavlovian response...
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:50 AM   #136
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I just went and counted my cookbooks. Looks like I own 19 total. Not that many - and I could probably get rid of half of those because I never open them. Most of the ones I do open, I've only tried a handful of the recipes (one exception is a curry cookbook. I know I've tried at least 30 of the recipes in that one).

BUT I probably have thousands of recipes squirreled away on my computer.
I don't even want to go there (how many recipes or cookbooks or scanned cooking magazines are on my hard drive or two mem-sticks). I probably should have a dedicated computer just for recipes and cooking files...I bring my laptop into the kitchen and set it up so I can read the recipe on the screen...that way, I don't waste paper printing it. When it is in the kitchen, I call it "the cookbook."
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:54 AM   #137
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I have 12. Had plenty more but gave them away. I read them like stories but never actually cook from them. I have many books with hand written recipes that I've collected over the years. My first one I started when I was seven, it's an old M. Roberts herbal diary that my Gran bought for me. I wrote all my first food creations down in it, including my recipe for Fluffy scrambled eggs with Chicken drummies lol!
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:59 AM   #138
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I don't even want to go there (how many recipes or cookbooks or scanned cooking magazines are on my hard drive or two mem-sticks). I probably should have a dedicated computer just for recipes and cooking files...I bring my laptop into the kitchen and set it up so I can read the recipe on the screen...that way, I don't waste paper printing it. When it is in the kitchen, I call it "the cookbook."
I do the same thing. I have a netbook sitting on the counter that serves two purposes: recipes and playing music while I'm cooking.
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I do the same thing. I have a netbook sitting on the counter that serves two purposes: recipes and playing music while I'm cooking.
I would do that if I had the counter space to spare. I print the recipe and stick it on the fridge with a magnet. Then I make notes on it and put it in a three ring binder.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:40 PM   #140
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Shrek didn't know it when he told me to go ahead and order my Birthday present...I ordered a new cookbook...

P.S. - it is not my Birthday, but it is coming up.
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