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Old 02-26-2008, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Waupun, Wisconsin
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I was just wondering how many cookbooks ya'll have and what's your favorite?
Just about 70 - I gave up counting after 2 shelves. Doesn't everyone have a bookcase in their kitchen? Lots of magazines as well.

Favorites are Fannie Farmer, "The Food of France", America's Test Kitchen's "Family Cookbook" and a couple of the Cooking Light annuals.

Maybe 10 to 15 get regular use but we've done individual meals where we used at least 4 of them.
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Old 02-26-2008, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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I have none. As in zero. lol

I do have a recipe box though- do I get any points for that? lol
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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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.
Me too, girls! I do cook from some of them, although I'm incapable of following a recipe. One cookbook I use a fair amount for recipes is 365 Ways to Cook Pasta. It's no fun to read though. I love to read cookbooks that offer more than just recipes - such as Claudia Rodens'. The one I am reading now reads like an interesting history textbook with recipes included. Another great book (not by Roden) is called 1000 Years Over a Hot Stove.
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:27 PM
 
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If you like to curl up and read cookbooks for fun, you definitely need to check out Nigella Lawson. I simply adore her writing style! Hers were the very first cookbooks I ever read in bed.

I honestly don't own a whole lot of cookbooks. I have the America's Test Kitchens Family Cookbook, a couple Nigella books, and 2 Alton Brown books (but those are more like science text books if you ask me), and a book reserved for family recipes. Other than that, I get my recipes from magazines like Cooks Illustrated or from cooking blogs.

If you haven't discovered the wonderful world of cooking blogs you really should. But that's a subject for another thread.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:15 AM
 
Location: St. Augustine FL
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I like to look through a bunch of different cookbooks, then come up with my own interpration. However, there is one cookbook that I follow to the T because her recipes are so spot on: Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

There's one other one I like a lot for specialty items: Bon Appetit's Favorite Restaurant Recipes
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Ruidoso NM
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hummmm I have never counted, my prized ones are a mexican cookbook published in 1904, and my betty crocker cookbook 1940's oh and a very old canning book it actually has recepies on how many jars you need to can a cow (beef) and how to can squirel too
I have my on grilling saw at work as we grill everything and all year long too.
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