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Old 07-16-2014, 10:34 AM   #1
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Yesterday at the Goodwill store I saw someone has donated another copy of Joy of Cooking. It was the 1975 edition I think, and was not in as good condition as the one I bought...binding was not very sturdy. Only $2. I didn't buy it as I am happy with the one I have, but might have if it had been an older one.
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I have heard that the 2006 75th anniversary edition is really good and that it, again, has info about skinning critters for cooking. Here's some info on the various versions:

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Old 07-16-2014, 11:08 AM   #3
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Somewhere in storage in a garage in Newton, I have my first husband's 1936 copy of Joy Of Cooking. For a new bride, it was my Bible.
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:31 AM   #4
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I have heard that the 2006 75th anniversary edition is really good and that it, again, has info about skinning critters for cooking. Here's some info on the various versions:

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I love the idea of the patron saint of cooking slaying a dragon. However, did she fit it in the oven?
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I love the idea of the patron saint of cooking slaying a dragon. However, did she fit it in the oven?
My machine is not only correcting my spelling, it's now putting commas where I don't want them. Please read the above without the comma after "However" (sigh!)

Ok, I give up. I've ordered a copy of the 1975 version of "JoC". Mind you I rather like the idea of the edition that tells me how to skin those critters. I have my eye on that damned grey squirrel that's doing it's best to murder my laburnam tree!
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My machine is not only correcting my spelling, it's now putting commas where I don't want them. Please read the above without the comma after "However" (sigh!)

Ok, I give up. I've ordered a copy of the 1975 version of "JoC". Mind you I rather like the idea of the edition that tells me how to skin those critters. I have my eye on that damned grey squirrel that's doing it's best to murder my laburnam tree!
I just checked my 1975 version and it does have the instructions for skinning and cooking squirrel.
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I just checked my 1975 version and it does have the instructions for skinning and cooking squirrel.

We have enough squirrel in our backyard to feed us for a long time. I could fatten them up all summer and fall the "harvest" in the fall...

I'll have to look for a copy of that edition.
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Squirrel is a lot of work for a little meat.
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Squirrel is a lot of work for a little meat.
I expect he has friends
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6 years ago a trendy restaurant in London put grey squrrel on the menu. Don't know if it was popular but you can buy squirrel on-line dressed for cooking for £4.50 (p&p £9.50 which makes it a bit expensive especially as you'd need one per person).

Until a few weeks ago, when the law was repealed (because it was unworkable) it was an offence to allow grey squirrels in your garden. You were supposed to report it to the police - boy, I bet that made you popular with the boys in blue.
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