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#1 Wed 25 Mar 09 2:18pm

dawnrigoni

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Your Favorite Cookbooks!

Which cookbook do you use the most, or find the most beautiful? Which cookbook has the most chocolate or tomato sauce smudges from years and years of use?Which cookbook would you give as a gift? Which cookbook will be passed down from generation to generation in your home?

I would love to hear about your favorite cook books!

xo Dawn

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#2 Wed 25 Mar 09 2:32pm

dawnrigoni

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Re: Your Favorite Cookbooks!

My most beautiful cookbook:
'AUTUMN' by Susan Branch. It's illustrated with watercoloured pictures and has delcious recipes and decorating ideas for my favorite season, Autumn.

My most used cookbook:
'BEST OF BAKING' by Betty Crocker. This has everything you put in the oven! Lots of timeless recipes, and also recipes for baking with kids.

The cookbook I would give as a gift:
'JAMIE OLIVER AT HOME.' We all know how wonderful this cookbook is! I find it inspiring and down to earth. Love it!

The cookbook that will be passed down for generations:
'THE ESSENTIAL COOK BOOK' by Caroline Conran & Terence Conran. My mother gave me this book when I moved into my first apartment on my own. It taught me all the basics and really got me interested in cooking. I gave a copy to my little sister when she moved into her own place.

Other Favorites:
'THE ART OF SIMPLE COOKING' by Alice Waters
'MY OWN COOK BOOK' by Gladys Taber
'PICTURE COOK COOK' by Betty Crocker

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#3 Wed 25 Mar 09 5:21pm

dawnrigoni

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Re: Your Favorite Cookbooks!

....if your list only includes Jamie Oliver cook books, that's fine too wink  wink  wink  mrgreen

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#4 Wed 25 Mar 09 5:40pm

CarolineB

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Re: Your Favorite Cookbooks!

I would say I nearly love all my cookbooks. I am a cookbook addict, I must admit. I will try hard on a summary... smile

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#5 Wed 25 Mar 09 5:44pm

Helenlouise

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Re: Your Favorite Cookbooks!

Obviously Jamie's are best (I learnt to cook from them and believe me I'm not a natural!) but I'd really recommend Sophie Grigson too, esp. Meat Course, Organic & First Time Cook (don't be put off by the title, there's great stuff for everyone).

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#6 Wed 25 Mar 09 5:50pm

Jay30

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Re: Your Favorite Cookbooks!

I have to agree with Caroline B - I am an addict too when it comes to cookbooks (don't know why but there is something about them).

Amidst all of them I do still love my first cookbook that we were given in school - it's called Tip-Topf and it's really teaching you some of the basics...

J.

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#7 Wed 25 Mar 09 6:02pm

dawnrigoni

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Re: Your Favorite Cookbooks!

CarolineB wrote:

I would say I nearly love all my cookbooks. I am a cookbook addict, I must admit. I will try hard on a summary... smile

Me too!!!
I buy cookbooks and read them how other people read novels!
lol
my cook books are full of post-its on pages with recipes I want to try out...one time, my husband asked me how long I want to live, and I said, "Long enough that I can try out all these recipes!"

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#8 Wed 25 Mar 09 6:07pm

CarolineB

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Re: Your Favorite Cookbooks!

dawnrigoni wrote:

CarolineB wrote:

I would say I nearly love all my cookbooks. I am a cookbook addict, I must admit. I will try hard on a summary... smile

Me too!!!
I buy cookbooks and read them how other people read novels!
lol
my cook books are full of post-its on pages with recipes I want to try out...one time, my husband asked me how long I want to live, and I said, "Long enough that I can try out all these recipes!"

lol lol lol
Same here! I bought a big IKEA shelf for the cookbooks only. I cannot throw one away... roll

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#9 Wed 25 Mar 09 8:26pm

AL

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Re: Your Favorite Cookbooks!

I love to read my Elizabeth David book's

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#10 Thu 26 Mar 09 9:42am

The White Rabbit

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Re: Your Favorite Cookbooks!

I have about 7 feet of cookbooks...how can i choose?

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