"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cooking Resources > Cookbooks, Software etc.
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-02-2007, 06:16 PM   #31
Head Chef
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Illinois/USA
Posts: 1,343
I think the best cookbooks ever compiled are the Brand Name Cookbooks. I opened my recipe scrapebook drawer and tossed everything listed in the books. Now I can just open one of the books and check for the recipe before I cut it from the container. Better yet, I no longer have duplicate recipes saved. Well I finally got that drawer organized. lol

StirBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2007, 10:50 PM   #32
Sous Chef
PytnPlace's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 801
Originally Posted by StirBlue
I love the Moosewood Cookbook. Is this collection of recipes based on the Moosewood Resort? I read it every couple of years and I don't want to go digging for it right now.
Moosewood is a fabulous restaurant in Ithaca NY, the town where my parents have retired to. The college town of Cornell and Ithaca college. I have visited Ithaca every summer since I was a child. A very special town full of all kinds of differents cultures and therefore different ethnic foods, beautiful gorges, etc.

PytnPlace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2007, 02:11 PM   #33
Executive Chef
redkitty's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 3,200
Joy of Cooking
Jamie Oliver - Jamie's Italy
Delia's Vegetarian Collection
Vegetarian Express - Rose Elliot
Vegetarian Planet - Didi Emmons

I want a cookbook that is all about PIE next!!
Accentuate the positives, medicate the negatives ~ Amy Sedaris
redkitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2007, 02:31 PM   #34
Head Chef
Toots's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Austin TX
Posts: 1,580
Here is my current top 5:

King Arthur Flour Baking Book
Once Upon a Tart
Baking with Julia
The Barefoot Contessa
The Martha Stewart Cookbook

I go through phases where I will favor one book over another. I have many many cookbooks. Boxes in the basement and I go down there and dig through them and occassionally rotate them into action.
Toots is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2007, 07:53 PM   #35
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2

Larousse Gastronomique
bbqjudge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 06:50 AM   #36
Master Chef
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Galena, IL
Posts: 7,973
Judging by how often I use them (as opposed to which are simply pretty, interesting to read, etc) to actually cook:
Joy of Cooking
Betty Crocker
Cooking with Julia and Jacques
Frugal Gourmet/Immigrant Ancestors version
The Romagnolis' Table

But like most of us here, I have hundreds, and they all have their uses!
Claire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2008, 03:40 PM   #37
Master Chef
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: E. Pa.
Posts: 8,281
America's Test Kitchen , Ciao Italia, 3 Ingriedient Cookbook, and my real old Betty Crocker cookbook.
LadyCook61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2008, 04:07 PM   #38
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Leicestershire, England
Posts: 51
I can't choose 5 off the top of my head, but without question my number 1 is Nigel Slater's Real Food.
"It's the sort of drink where you have one, then a second and then you wake up the next day with no clothes on in a different town wondering how you got there" - Anthony Bourdain.
James_T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2008, 09:53 PM   #39
Senior Cook
wysiwyg's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 446
Send a message via MSN to wysiwyg
Larousse Gastronomique
Julia Child's mastering the art of French cooking
The Escoffier
Pellaprat the Grand book of French cuisine
Jaques Pepin's Complete Techniques
"Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are" Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
wysiwyg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2008, 03:39 AM   #40
Senior Cook
DrThunder88's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Metro Detroit
Posts: 473
I'm Just Here for the Food by Alton Brown
An old Betty Crocker binder-style book of my mom's
Um...To Serve Man?

DrThunder88 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:56 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.