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How many cookbooks do you own?

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by The Pontificator, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. The Pontificator

    The Pontificator Angry Samoan

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    I can't count that high ;g
     

  3. Cali-Glock

    Cali-Glock Mountain Man

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    I just went into my kitchen and counted our cookbooks - I might be shy one or two slim volumes which could have 'hidden' themselves. I counted 98 cookbooks. (My wife sold a bunch otherwise we would have more! :()
     
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    The Pontificator Angry Samoan

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    This is gonna be cookbook number seventy-two:
     
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    Caretaker GO YANKEES!!!

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    im strange i guess for i own a number of cookbooks..probably 25 or so of different types...most of which are of great chefs who food and dishes i loved ...aka. Jeff Smith "Frugal Gourmet", Emeril Lagasse books, Rachel Ray books and so on, but to be honest i dont ever really follow anyones recipe to the "T" but rather use it as a guideline, a format to develope a dish that fits my tastes and likes and to make a dish io can in a way call my own and personalize it. so i have alot of cookbooks, maybe not as many as some, but enough but i dont truly follow them to the l;etter. I guess that came from growing up around and in a big Italian family. Most of my relatives are from italy and i use to watch them cook and learned dishes from them ever since i was a little kid and at no time when they would make something did i see them use a measuring spoon, of any kind to get precise measures and only on a few occasions did i see a measuring cup for that matter...they always did cooking by eye, sight , feel or taste. they entrust those values to use for their cooking than the written recipe. and i am the same way. it's not always a good thing especially when it comes to baking and desserts for desserrts are more od a science chemistry thing than a cooked dish or meal entre.
     
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    I can see at least 40 .

    Of course there are also lots of tapes of cooking shows.
     
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    SmartOne GoingIn CoverMe

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    ;Q Something like two dozen; but my wife and I are, both, gourmet cooks! :cool:
     
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    What do you need a cookbook for? Are you people bad cooks or something?

    Whenever I make something, I just go based on what I remember it looks like. Sometimes I will look something up online, but I won't write it up. Then go to the store and buy what I remember from the recipe + what I feel like adding, and go from there.

    Live your culinary life on the edge! No borders and no rules!

    It only took me about 5 tries to get bread right. ;f

    CranialCrusader
     
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    The Pontificator Angry Samoan

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    Gifted two more cookbooks to add to the collection:

    "BubbaGump Shrimp Co. Cookbook" and "The Ultimate Shrimp Cookbook".

    :)
     
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    streeter69 This is Kewl

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    1, Mexico "the beautiful Cookbook". I have alot of recipes , but one cookbook.
     
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    I think 5 at the most. I don't use cookbooks, just old family recipes.
     
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    I have had around 20. Presently I own about 8.
     
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    okie GT Mayor

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    The internet is the only cook book I have
     
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    3.

    Webber's "Big Book of Grilling" is my bible! ;f
     
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    GlocknSpiehl NRA Life Member

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    47, including the prize of my collection: a leatherbound, 1st edition, Vincent Price Cookbook! ;G

    And, no, it is not titled "To Serve Man" LOL

    Geez, he was a great cook!
     
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    I have probably 75 or so cookbooks. I browze for them at garage sales. Can usually buy them for a buck or two. But the internet food sites have really made it a lot easier to find and compare recipes.
     
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    About 100 most arrived with my wife, I lay claim to about 10, Joy of cooking, various smoking and BBQ books, Julia Childs. My favorite is "Aphrodiasic Cook Book". My mom picked it up for me at a church bazzar. I'm sure there is a message in there, but I'm not sure just what.
     
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    Several hundred..collected over more than forty years. Primarily in English and Italian (having lived in Rome for almost 25 years of my adult life). Many are still in boxes from my last move. Gradually giving them to my married daughters.