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Unread 11-01-2009, 05:00 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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I loooove cookbooks, with their beautiful descriptions and photos! One of my favorites is a book about cooking with herbs. Another one is an olive oil cookbook. And one with Asian spa-type recipes.

But I try not to buy too many of them. I figure if I have stacks and stacks of printed recipes multiple feet high, that I haven't even tried yet, I can't really rationalize buying more! But I understand, people, I understand.
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Unread 11-01-2009, 05:01 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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To all of the addicts in this thread, which cookbooks do you use most often in everyday cooking & baking?
That's a question I wanted to ask, too.
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Unread 11-01-2009, 05:10 PM
 
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have a lots of cook books, but most of the time end up using internet to search for the recipes, it seem to be faster.
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Unread 11-01-2009, 05:18 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I have hundreds too, but I still just make the same old things. I wonder why I don't use them more?
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Unread 11-02-2009, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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How to Cook Everything, by Mark Bittman, seems to be the "goto" book, right now.
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Unread 11-02-2009, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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I love cookbooks too but am not truly obsessed. I think I have fewer than 50. The one I turn to first is usually "Fanny Farmer" I have a 1967 edition and another from the early 90's. One I especially like is one that was put together by my daughter's church and sold as a fund raiser. They must have ordered many because it first came out in the late 70s and new ones are on sale at the Christmas Fair each year. I have at least 5 favorite and simple things I make from it and will be trying more this winter.
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Unread 11-02-2009, 08:31 AM
 
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Nope. I had about 4 cook books or so and only one of them made it with my last move. My Grandmas bread cook book.

I had this one cook book that had some great stuff in it and it is nowhere, which is really upsetting.

I am just playing it by ear now.....

You know Sophia, there are places for people like you!


LOL> I am just kidding. I don't know that I really collect anything, I just do not like to get rid of things. Some things that hold special meaning to me count as stupid to other people. Things like something my parents or grandma gave me a kazillion years ago.

But the thing is, all of them are gone now, and all I have left are the memories and the things that go along with them..
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Unread 11-02-2009, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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The books I use the most, are actually magazines. If I want to try something new but need an easier dish, I turn to my Paula Deen and Taste of Home magazines. If I am making a more special Sunday dinner or family event, I will turn to my Southern Living cookbooks.

On Sunday morning, I usually grab a cookbook or 2 and head to Starbucks where I relax with my coffee and look for a new recipe to try. Then head to the store to get the ingredients. I have been doing this for so long, regulars will come up and ask me what I am cooking this week! I actually had someone ask me about a cookbook I was looking at (It was a cookbook written by quilters) because his wife was a quilter and he wanted to buy it for her.
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Unread 11-02-2009, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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How to Cook Everything, by Mark Bittman, seems to be the "goto" book, right now.
I love his column in the NY Times, I MUST buy that cookbook!
OMG!!!!!!! Here we are, feeding each others addiction, lol!
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Unread 11-02-2009, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home Alabama
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OMG!!!!!!! Here we are, feeding each others addiction, lol!
Hmph! I'll have you know that I don't have an addiction. I can stop anytime I want to. I don't have to have cookbooks, they just relax me. I mean, it's not like I can't stop anytime I get ready to. I mean, hey, it's not like I am hurting anyone right??? RIGHT???? R I G H T ?????????????
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