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Old 03-02-2010, 08:24 PM   #41
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My first cookbook.. I was about 11 or 12 ys old. The Muppet Cookbook!
:) Actually had a recipe for lemon chicken in there that was quite good and easy for someone young to roast a whole chicken. That is .. once I learned that "pat the chicken dry" did not mean hold the bird up by the legs and whack it dry! Tender bird though!
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:30 PM   #42
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I'm pretty sure my first would have been a Boy Scout booklet on cooking used as a guide for the cooking merit badge.

Here's the modern day equivalent:

http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/ItemDetail.aspx?cat=01RTL&ctgy=PRODUCTS&c2=BOOKS_L IT&C3=MB_PAMPHLET&C4=&LV=3&item=35879&prodid=35879 ^8^01RTL&
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:44 AM   #43
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Better Homes & Gardens

That was the cookbook my Mother had. Dad bought me the BH&G Junior Cookbook once I showed an interest in cooking. I have four different editions of BH&G, they sure have changed over the years. I have also inherited all the cookbooks Mom used and her recipe box.

The recipes I hold most dear: the notecards from the lunchroom lady who priinted out the recipes for those dishes I liked in the cafeteria at school. Her name was Izola...wonderful woman.
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Old 09-29-2010, 01:48 AM   #44
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Today I received my first cook book "Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book". I took a quick look through and it has alot of information and tips & tricks on how to do things.
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Old 09-29-2010, 02:12 AM   #45
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The first cookbook I ever used was my mom's '50s edition Betty Crocker Cookbook. The first cookbook I bought for myself was Joy of Cooking, in 1978. As a teenager, I spent a lot of time copying recipes from cookbooks I got at the library, especially Swedish cookbooks. Several months before she died in 2000, my mom bought me a Swedish cookbook at the Mall of the Americas.

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Old 09-29-2010, 09:38 PM   #46
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As a teenager, I spent a lot of time copying recipes from cookbooks I got at the library...
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You sure you're not my Identical Twin??? I did the same thing.
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:40 PM   #47
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You sure you're not my Identical Twin??? I did the same thing.
I've been wondering lately, after reading some of your posts, if we might be twins.

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Old 10-05-2010, 04:29 AM   #49
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Three books in close succession fired my love for cooking:

The Cookery of England by Elizabeth Ayrton
An Omelette and a Glass of Wine by Elizabeth David
English Bread and Yeast Cookery by Elizabeth David

Incredibly, Amazon UK are selling Elizabeth Ayrton's book, "16 Used", for just one British penny, plus postage. Now how's that for a bargain?

I have since passed them onto Moon Flower who is inspired.
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Old 10-05-2010, 05:21 AM   #50
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The first cookbook I learned from was Better Homes & Gardens, my mom's. The first cookbook I owned was Betty Crocker. Both were good for real basics, and their binder format made them easy to use. I literally wore Betty out and my husband replaced her, but only after going through the old copy and moving tried & true recipes that weren't the same into the new binder.
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