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Old 07-31-2009, 11:04 AM   #21
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As ironic as it may seem for the circumstance, my go to is my BH&G wedding edition. What is awesome about this book is all the extra info that "young couples dont know" such as meat cuts, a ton of how-tos, culinary jargon, etc. Hands down the best book in my arsenal.

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Old 08-05-2009, 12:46 PM   #23
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My Treasury of Home Baking. I love that book.
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Old 08-13-2009, 03:16 PM   #24
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I always seem to go to my Fannie Farmer cookbook first....
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Old 08-13-2009, 03:20 PM   #25
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"The Joy of Cooking" by Julia Child
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Old 08-13-2009, 03:23 PM   #26
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As odd as it may make me sound, I have never liked The Joy Of Cooking.

I would go with Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything. It has all the info you would need to know how to cook any of the most common foods and dishes, plus plenty of great recipes and other information.
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:15 PM   #27
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:23 PM   #28
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either or better homes and gardens or betty crocker. lots of basics and how to's. most always go to b.c. when i need a simple answer.
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:28 PM   #29
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Joy of Cooking.
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:52 AM   #30
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Oh, I said Joy, but if I was just starting out, what used to be a staple for new wives (hey, I'm 54, new wives were given cookbooks, never new husbands!) then I agree with the BH&G (the one my mother was given as a new bride) and Betty Crocker (my husband was given as a new bachelor out on his own)(yeah, yeah, I was given an updated version of it myself as a wedding present when I married him .... I had a starter marriage). I grew up using these cookbooks, and love the ring binder format. When discarding an old copy of Betty for a new one, I actually went through the old one and made sure all the old recipes my husband and I used in our old copies were in the new one. Some weren't, and I was able to just pop them out of the ragged binders they were in, put reinforcements around the holes, and pop them into the newer copy.

I don't consider Joy to be a beginner's cookbook. The format isn't as clear as some (when I first started using it, I'd sometimes find myself one ingredient short because I hadn't read the recipe and just bought the ingredients first mentioned). The later versions are more clear than the earlier ones (I bought my first one at a used book store on the closeout shelf). However it is comprehensive and is the first book I turn to when doing research before trying something new and different.

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