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Old 01-11-2005, 12:49 AM   #1
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I bought a cookbook

and bought a cooking book: "I'm just here for the food kitchen user's manual" by Alton Brown. Not really a cook book, but for my misc. notes and recipes. :-)

I reached a personal goal so let myself splurge by going to the book store and buying a book...regular price...yikes! I never do that. :-) I'm just so happy to have reached my goal and get this handy little book. :D :D

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Old 01-11-2005, 09:58 AM   #2
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I got that for Christmas and it is what I wanted. I read it cover to cover and thoroughly enjoyed it. I now want "I'm Just Here for More Food" by Alton Brown. Its his book on baking that takes the same approach as this book.
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Old 07-16-2005, 04:04 PM   #3
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Hubby and I regularly buy each other cookbooks as gifts. He for me often, less often me for him because he doesn't cook as much as he used to. My family ruined cooking for him and I've never gotten him back into it. Since I like to cook, it isn't much of a big deal, just to me a sad loss for him. I got three for Christmas this year, and rather doubt I've ever gone a Christmas without a cookbook. The more exotic and weird the better, but the classics are always great. Cookbooks as souveniers when travelling are wonderful as well. I own one in French (to get my leetle gray cells working) and am mad at myself for not having one in Slovene (the most expensive item in that country at the time we visited was books, and I desperately needed a couple of English-language novels which busted the budget!)
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Old 07-16-2005, 04:29 PM   #4
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Congrats on meeting your goal!
and enjoy your new book.
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Old 07-21-2005, 06:47 AM   #5
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Anyone looking for cookbooks should really check on eBay. I recently purchased two at fantastic prices. I first looked up the prices of ones I was interested in getting on the Barnes & Noble site so I would know the cost for both new and used books, and then based my bidding on those rices. Right now, I'm watching for a Fannie Farmer cookbook, as the one I have in paperback is worn to pieces and the pages brittle. I feel a Fannie Farmer cookbook is practically a "must" - very informative with tons of topics and recipes.
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Old 07-21-2005, 12:00 PM   #6
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One cooking group I know started a cookbook exchange between members.
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Old 07-21-2005, 01:24 PM   #7
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Yeh, that Alton Brown binder is a great tool in the Kitchen. (but i'm a teacher and such organization is genetic I think! You should see my sister's recipe file box...frightening!)
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Old 07-28-2005, 10:27 PM   #8
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Cookbook Exchanges

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One cooking group I know started a cookbook exchange between members.
I belonged to a group that exchanged cookbooks and monthly snailmail recipe swaps, there were also kitchen gift exchanges. It was lots of fun!!

If anyone gets a chance to join such a group, it is unlike any email recipe swap group out there!
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Old 07-29-2005, 12:49 AM   #9
 
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and bought a cooking book: "I'm just here for the food kitchen user's manual" by Alton Brown. Not really a cook book, but for my misc. notes and recipes. :-)

I reached a personal goal so let myself splurge by going to the book store and buying a book...regular price...yikes! I never do that. :-) I'm just so happy to have reached my goal and get this handy little book. :D :D
Alton Brown actually provides the hard science/chemsitry behind the cooking process.

His "Good Eats" on the Food Network is the one cooking program I tape, then transcribe into a notebook and file away.
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Old 07-29-2005, 06:25 AM   #10
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Has there been a post on organizing recipes printed from this site and others? I have a cajillion that I need to do something with. I'm thinking about putting them in a binder with partition pages marking the type of recipe. I know some people keep their recipes on the computer, but I suppose I'm old fashioned - I like to have mine printed out and on the counter. Also I enjoy looking at them and remembering where I got them.
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