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Old 09-08-2011, 06:42 AM   #21
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I have a wall of cookbooks, some new some old, some bought, some scavenged. Haven't counted how many...hundreds.
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:24 AM   #22
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I'm actually not allowed alone in bookstores...
Neither am I. That is why I have Amazon.com and BookCloseout.com.

Presently, I have 150 - 200. The original idea was to scan the recipes I wanted into Living Cookbook, and then sell the books, but, uh, that seems to have fallen by the wayside....
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:44 AM   #23
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.... BookCloseout.com.
Never heard of that one. I'll have to check it out.. could be dangerous..
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:54 AM   #24
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I have bunches. Don't know how many I've never counted them. Family members are always trying to borrow them. But I don't lend them out, lol.
You can look at it while your at my house but you can't take it passed the door. I don't know how I got so caught up in cookbooks..
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:43 PM   #25
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In my last life I had hundreds. The thought of moving them all into this smaller house quickly brought me to my senses. I kept only a few favorites and to my surprise the purge was a good choice. At this stage of my life, I find less is more.
It took me a lifetime to learn that.
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:59 PM   #26
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I wrote it wrong. And yes, do check it out. I've bought lots, and saved lots.

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Old 09-08-2011, 01:01 PM   #27
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I have probably 50-75. My favorites are the most basic baking books. I use those recipes as a starting point and create my own desserts from there. I'm always on the hunt for the best basic cookie, cake etc... Then see what I can do to make it my own without altering the chemistry, and messing up the recipe. Usually my creations are combinations of two or more recipes.

I am finding that I use the internet more and more for recipe searches, I can usually tell from user reviews if the recipe is a winner. If it's a keeper I type it out on the computer (in the order that I prefer the ingredients to be in). Then it goes in a page protector in my recipe binder. I still prefer a book in front of me, even though I have a laptop in the kitchen just for cooking.
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:34 PM   #28
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My cookbook collection

Here I thought my cookbook collection of exactly seventy cookbooks was huge.

Now I see that I'm just getting started.
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:34 PM   #29
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I've got about a dozen. Current favorite is Jack Bishop's Italian Vegetarian. Surprisingly good, sine my only knowlede of him is as the ingredient tester on ATK. I think they should give Bridgette (she's cool) a break from time to time and let him share the his skills.
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:13 AM   #30
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Here I thought my cookbook collection of exactly seventy cookbooks was huge.

Now I see that I'm just getting started.
Sounds like you have a good start! Last time I counted mine (about three years ago) I had slightly over 100, but I have added several more. I can't get rid of them. They are like good friends, and I read them to relax and plan meals or goodies!
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