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Old 02-02-2007, 06:16 PM   #31
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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

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Old 02-02-2007, 10:50 PM   #32
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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.

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Old 02-04-2007, 02:11 PM   #33
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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
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Old 02-04-2007, 02:31 PM   #34
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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.
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Old 02-04-2007, 07:53 PM   #35
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Larousse Gastronomique
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:50 AM   #36
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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!
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Old 02-04-2008, 03:40 PM   #37
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America's Test Kitchen , Ciao Italia, 3 Ingriedient Cookbook, and my real old Betty Crocker cookbook.
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Old 02-04-2008, 04:07 PM   #38
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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.
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Old 02-04-2008, 09:53 PM   #39
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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
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:39 AM   #40
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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?

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