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Old 10-09-2006, 03:46 PM   #1
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Smile Patience pays off....

Just thought I'd share with you all -

Larousse Gastronomique has been on my wishlist for a while, but being tight-fisted right now, I haven't wanted to spend the $.

Guess what I found at the thrift store this weekend for $1.50????

It's an older copy, 1961. I believe it's the first English edition. Bluish cover with silver lettering. Doesn't have a dust cover-don't know if it's supposed to.
But I'm so excited to get this!!!

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Old 10-09-2006, 03:50 PM   #2
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I love super finds like that!

I was lucky enough to pick up Escoffier's Basic Elements of Fine Cookery including sauces and garnishes (1941 edition) for $1.00. It tickles me to death to find books like this.
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Old 10-09-2006, 04:02 PM   #3
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Just thought I'd share with you all -

Larousse Gastronomique has been on my wishlist for a while, but being tight-fisted right now, I haven't wanted to spend the $.

Guess what I found at the thrift store this weekend for $1.50????

It's an older copy, 1961. I believe it's the first English edition. Bluish cover with silver lettering. Doesn't have a dust cover-don't know if it's supposed to.
But I'm so excited to get this!!!

Congratulations! I have the 1960 edition, with dust jacket, I purchased quite a few years ago at a yard sale for $1. Mine is blue with the same lettering as yours. Have fun with it.
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Old 10-11-2006, 11:42 AM   #4
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When I first moved here I joined a cookbook club for the sole purpose of earning the points to get the latest Larousse. It would have been cheaper to just go and spend the $$, but it was a lot more fun buying the dozen or so cookbooks to earn it!!! Morocco ... Spain ... Vietnam. OK is there such a thing as Cookbooks Anon?? One of the 12 steps would be to cook at least one dish from a book I've only read every week.
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Old 10-11-2006, 11:54 AM   #5
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When I first moved here I joined a cookbook club for the sole purpose of earning the points to get the latest Larousse. It would have been cheaper to just go and spend the $$, but it was a lot more fun buying the dozen or so cookbooks to earn it!!! Morocco ... Spain ... Vietnam. OK is there such a thing as Cookbooks Anon?? One of the 12 steps would be to cook at least one dish from a book I've only read every week.

I hope not. I joined a cookbook club for the same reason you did. Not for the Larousse book, something else. Actually, I did it twice. I joined for the required time, then unsubscribed. Waited about a year and rejoined. It was fun and overall I really didn't end up spending a whole lot on a bunch of great cookbooks.
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Old 10-11-2006, 01:19 PM   #6
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I think I've joined the good cook club about 5 times!!!
great way to get the newer books - make sure to buy during the buy one, get the rest at 50% off.....

my best deals though are at the thrift stores.... last year I picked up both volumes of Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking for $1.50/each!

I just love it when I have a book on my wishlist that I know I probably won't be able to afford to get for a while and lo and behold, there it is at the thrift store. This has happened quite a few times lately. it's a GOD THING in my book.
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This month, The Good Cook club says that all books are $9.99 + shipping ($1.99 I think).
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This month, The Good Cook club says that all books are $9.99 + shipping ($1.99 I think).


Bad, Jan. Bad, bad, bad, Jan. You're right. It's stated right on the front of this month's catalogue. You need to get back in the tub and stay out of trouble.
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Old 10-11-2006, 03:17 PM   #9
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I did not know that..... hmmmm..
(it doesn't show it on the website....)

I know they had delayed billing until January, I believe. nope, March
and shipping at $1.99 for all

i'll have to find my latest mailing...
do you know if homestyle books is offering the same deal??
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