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Old 02-21-2008, 04:40 PM
 
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Ohhhhhh, I LOVE this thread!!!!! I am a cookbook fanatic. I collect all kinds, the famous "names", the Junior Leagues, the old, well-used ones, the church ladies, etc. You name it I like it! One of my goals is to actual categorize them and organize them. I have them stashed all of the place and don't have a good handle on just how many I have. I would estimate that I have around 300 of them. My "favorites" change. I just like to read cookbooks; does anyone else do this?
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Old 02-22-2008, 04:29 AM
 
Location: Look out your window.......
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I just like to read cookbooks; does anyone else do this?
Yep, that's me - I'll curl up with a good cookbook just like I would a good fiction Hubby thinks I'm whacked My Mom was the same - she had over 100 cookbooks - used only a few of them - she just liked to read them.
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Where we enjoy all four seasons
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I have a jelly cabinet filled with cookbooks. In my china cabinet I have about 5/6 of my MIL's cookbooks. She was a great cook.

I also have a recipe box for all my favorite ones.
Too many to count!
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:07 PM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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I not only have countless cookbooks, I also have collected over the years many pull-out booklets from mags, pamphlets of specialties (just cookies, just bisquik recipes, etc), and I have three different encyclopedias of cookery (my Women's Day Encyclopedia gets the most action - whenever anything "pops" into my head, I know I will find it in there).

One of my cookbooks I received as a gift and is actually MEANT to read like a novel - it was written by a Hungarian Jew and was a diary and cookbook in one. I love that one .
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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*smiles sheepishly* I have one. Better Homes & Gardens. I am learning to cook AND on an absurdly small budget.
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Old 02-22-2008, 03:05 PM
 
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Ahhhhh (((((((((((((Kindred Spirits)))))))))))))))
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Old 02-22-2008, 05:35 PM
 
Location: makin' bacon
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I have about 6, my favs being...
Southern Living
Better Homes& Gardens
and a small one that came with a bottle of Kahlua that has some fabulous dessert recipes.
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Old 02-23-2008, 06:46 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I have dozens, but my favorites are from the 1960's. I like the old Pillsbury Bake Off cookbooks from before they used mixes in everything. Also, the Fanny Farmer Cookbook was the first cookbook I got when I got married..very basic for a newbie. I use the old Better Homes & Gardens and the old Goodhousekeeping cookbooks the most. I also love any kind of church or school group fund raiser cookbooks where you have a compilation of old favorite family recipes.
Look for these old editions, since the revised editions are usually ruined by use of convenience foods.
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:12 AM
 
Location: UK
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I have quite a few. Reading through them puts me in a good mood but funnilly enough I mostly create my own recipies.
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:59 AM
 
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I dont have any, and normally dont use them, simply create my own recipes. But sometimes wish I had one for different types of desserts and pastries.
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