1 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-08 00:14
how many do you actually use?
I often can't think what to cook, but I have at least a dozen cookbooks!
Maybe the internet is easier, but sadly I rarely rely on my books.
Are you using your books often? And if so, any recommends?
21 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-21 08:52
I have quite a few even after giving some away. Some are older ones which I inherited from my grandmother while others are newer from a couple of years ago. My favorite older cookbook is "The Betty Crocker Cookbook!" The recipes can be adapted to healthier versions easily.
22 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-22 01:00
Hey thanks Everyone!, I've enjoyed reading about your cookbooks!
And glad to know they're still being put to good use for the most part.
Thanks anon, I've ordered "Clueless in the Kitchen" from the library,
sounds about right for me.
Thanks again everyone!
23 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-23 03:24
My Grandmother's (Methodist Church) Cookbook, from the 1920s
My Mom's (Presbyterian church) Cookbook, from the 1950s
My (Episcopalian) Cookbook from the 1990s
CHINA MOON COOKBOOK, Chinese Cooking and "WOK" Usage for non Asians
A 1936 FANNIE FARMER Cookbook
A WW2 "PRUDENCE PENNY" Ration Point Cookbook
The UPSTAIRS/DOWNSTAIRS COOKBOOK by "Mrs. Bridges" (Post truncated)
24 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-23 19:11
I get most of my meal ideas online.
I got into the bad habit of buying those grocery checkout mini cookbooks, until I realized that all of that stuff is online.
25 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-24 01:04
I love books and have been regularly buying cookbooks for 30 years or so, I also buy books about healthy eating, healing foods, herbal remedies, nutrition and such, plus I have a big collection of books on how to grow food, composting, preserving food etc. I have easily a few 100 in total and refer to them endlessly, I find using the internet requires too much 'sifting through crap' before you find the useful stuff you were looking for, I'll never stop buying and reading books as long as they keep printing them.
I love books that cover the whole process too, from planting a seed and growing something to recipes and ideas on how to consume or preserve it, small holder manuals like 'The River Cottage Year' by 'Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall', that's one book I love and 'Dip into' regularly for ideas and tips.
I like Jamie Olivers early books, his 'naked chef' style was exactly how I like to cook, he uses a lot of my favourite ingredients a lot of the time too, very Mediterranean with a no fuss attitude. I stopped buying his books sometime back though as they started reading more like books... he was just ploughing out for the sake of releasing a new book, like stand-up comedians and their Christmas dvd's.
Rick Stein is a good writer so his books can be very interesting, his books are an interesting mix of travel, culture, history and food in equal measure. He may be a little old school in some peoples eyes but I find him very interesting and after all, truly great food is timeless.
Nigel Slater is a truly great food writer, he has a way of making you feel hungry when reading his prose, so eloquent and seductive, he just makes me drool and WANT to cook something! He's also another person who cooks the kind food I like to eat so I'm always confident there'll be plenty of recipes I'll want to try in his books, his book 'Real Food' is highly recommended reading for any food lover.