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#1 Sun 04 Feb 07 10:08pm

The White Rabbit

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From Sydney, Australia
Member since Tue 22 Jun 04

2nd hand cookbooks

I went to a second hand bookshop yesterday and got some great books. I got a second copy of the Australian Women's Weekly Cookbook (the classic from the 70's/80's) for $8; it's in better condition than my copy (from a garage sale). I also got the original children's birthday cakes book that we all grew up on here for $7. The modern reprints just aren't the same. Also got a herb book. I like old books.

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#2 Mon 05 Feb 07 12:39am

Cindy

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Occupation Registered Nurse
From Adelaide, OZ
Member since Tue 03 Aug 04

Re: 2nd hand cookbooks

Me too, some of the recipes in them just can't be beaten. I have a very old good housekeeping cookbook or something it is called from the fifties that my MIL gave me and it has the best biscuit recipes in it.

Fantastic stuff.

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#3 Mon 05 Feb 07 1:22am

shammrok

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Occupation Growing things
From Up the garden path...Tasmania
Member since Thu 02 Sep 04

Re: 2nd hand cookbooks

I have a number of secondhand cookery books that I have found at school fetes and village green fairs. Most are in great condition and I  have used them often.   thumbsup

Shammy smile

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#4 Mon 05 Feb 07 1:46am

GeoffP

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Occupation Retired Clergy & Computer Consultant
From Bradford, West Yorks
Member since Mon 03 Jul 06

Re: 2nd hand cookbooks

Most of my cookbooks are second-hand - some "hand-me-downs", but mostly ones I have bought at book fairs or charity shops.

My wife calls it my "food porn" collection smile - though she never complains about the results.

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#5 Mon 05 Feb 07 10:32pm

ady+deb

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Occupation ady=warehouseman, deb=powerhouse/godess
From nr Heathrow , London
Member since Thu 12 Oct 06

Re: 2nd hand cookbooks

Can't wait for the summer to start going to boot sales etc again !.
   What's the best book you ever got from a book fair/ charity shop Geoff ?.
    Keep smiling,
        Ady.

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#6 Thu 08 Feb 07 7:56am

The White Rabbit

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From Sydney, Australia
Member since Tue 22 Jun 04

Re: 2nd hand cookbooks

i was almost tempted by another 2nd hand bookshop today but as I've not put this lot away yet (running out of space) I couldn't justify going in.

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#7 Mon 12 Feb 07 8:52am

Ashen

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Occupation Why is the Rum always gone???!
From out to lunch
Member since Sat 07 Jan 06

Re: 2nd hand cookbooks

wow  i thought my wife and i were the only ones that did this.. we need to add more shelves in our kitchen to fit the ones we already have.
a few reprints of classic books.. 
I have quite a few from the sixties and seventies.
My wifes favourite is a shaker cookbook we picked up at an auction a few years ago..
the oldest and my favourite is one printed in 1915..
pic of the front cover
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f13/n … 0125-1.jpg


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Need proof?
Look in a mirror.
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