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#1 Sat 07 Jan 12 10:11am

mummza

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Have you bought or been given a new cookery book recently ?

I think its fair to say that I have more cookery books that I need , but they are all so different that I keep buying more !
( I am using Amazon to ilustrate the copies of this book as its a fairly universal site , not so that you all go to amazon to buy the books but I find it helpful seeing a picture of the books cover when cookery books are mentioned .. I am not meaning this as an advert for amazon )

For Christmas I was given The Two Greedy Italians cookbook ,
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Italians-Antoni … amp;sr=1-1
which I am enjoying looking at , the recipes are simple and easy to follow , I have not tried any of the recipes yet  but will do before long .

Havng been promised River Cottage Veg for Christmas I was a bit disapointed when the idea had benn forgotten for by my darling and so I bought it myself yeaterday.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/River-Cottage-V … amp;sr=1-1
The book looks good and there are some recipes in it that will deffinatly be used.

( as you know I am not the best at follwing recipes and tend to use them more as an idea and a guide so we will see how well I adhere to the recipes  lol )

I bought several books as Christmas gifts.
One of my daughters had ..
Ladies a plate a second helping
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Second-Helping- … amp;sr=1-2
She was very excited about this , its a book full of delicious recipes for cakes and biscuits , similar to the first book which was simply called' Ladies A Plate ' which she has used a great deal.

For another of my daughtes I bought 2 of the Leon cookbooks, the recipes in these books are all quite wholesome and tasty , hey look easy to prepare and she is delighted . I have bought her the 3rd book for her birthday in a few days time.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Leon-Ingredient … amp;sr=1-3
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Leon-Naturally- … amp;sr=1-1
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Leon-Baking-Pud … amp;sr=1-4
I also bought her Jamies Great Britian , a book that she is lovng reading and is interesting because f the twist n the favorite british recipes.
http://www.jamieoliver.com/tv-books/jam … at-britain

I bought my son a few books on making curry , amonget them was this one..
http://www.amazon.co.uk/India-Cookbook- … mp;sr=1-51
Its a fairly comprehensive book and comes in a cloth bag .
This is the second copy of this book that I have bought , the first was for my daughter who asked for it last year and uses it a great deal. I would not have bought it unless it had been recomended as I found that the cloth bag that it came in a bit of a gimic and gimics generally put me off , however its a good book.
My son did not know that his sister has a copy when he asked for the book and it had been recomended to him by a friend.
Both my son and daughter enjoy this book.

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#2 Sat 07 Jan 12 1:11pm

Birdymum

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Re: Have you bought or been given a new cookery book recently ?

The short answer is no, the dining room bookshelf is overflowing with cookbooks, mine and the kids ones. Daughter got the Adriano Zumbo cook book for Christmas and am looking forward to going through that once she is finished with looking at it in her room, just the photos are amazing. Otherwise will have to wait for some more space.

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#3 Sat 07 Jan 12 1:29pm

mr spice

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Re: Have you bought or been given a new cookery book recently ?

jamie's 30-minute meals was a gift from my BiL...we'll his wife really. She already has a copy and I was telling her how much I liked it...I haven't cooked any of the recipes yet but I will, there's some great inspiration in there! thumbsup

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#4 Sat 07 Jan 12 7:21pm

abdullahcohn

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Re: Have you bought or been given a new cookery book recently ?

I bought a load in our schools Christmas fair.

My house is so full of books, I have no idea where I've put them, or how I am ever going to find them.

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#5 Sat 07 Jan 12 7:22pm

abdullahcohn

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Re: Have you bought or been given a new cookery book recently ?

Well, I am not sure that is applicable to your title?
They aren't exactly new are they?

Most of them looked new, does that count?

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#6 Sat 07 Jan 12 8:09pm

The White Rabbit

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Re: Have you bought or been given a new cookery book recently ?

I don't think there has been a time in the last 5 or more years when I've not "recently" acquired a cookbook. I am running out of shelves.

Fairly restrained this christmas - Jamie's GB and Heston at Home. Only read the latter so far and I really like it. It's not overly likely that I'll make any of the complex dishes (but then I haven't cooked out of the majority of my cookbooks; they are more inspiration) but I love the explanations of why and how. Mr Rabbit got the family table (the el bulli book) which is very pictorial and I like that it's recipes are for 2, 6, 20 and 75.

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#7 Sat 07 Jan 12 8:24pm

mr spice

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Re: Have you bought or been given a new cookery book recently ?

abdullahcohn wrote:

Well, I am not sure that is applicable to your title?
They aren't exactly new are they?

Most of them looked new, does that count?

lol  lol  lol

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#8 Sat 07 Jan 12 9:21pm

mummza

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Re: Have you bought or been given a new cookery book recently ?

abdullahcohn wrote:

I bought a load in our schools Christmas fair.

My house is so full of books, I have no idea where I've put them, or how I am ever going to find them.

Yes they defiantly count Abdul , old books given a new home are often some of the nicest to have especially if in buying them they have helped a school or a charity
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#9 Sun 08 Jan 12 1:12am

JoyYamDaisy

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Re: Have you bought or been given a new cookery book recently ?

I was given Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cooking a few months ago. Love it!
Nothing more recently, but I don't like having too many cook books, especially ones that I wouldn't use most of the recipes. Which is most recipe books!
I borrow them from the library and if I see a recipe I really want to make I copy it out. This means I get to graze through lovely recipe books.
It also means I have exercise books full of recipes waiting for me to try them! help

I offered to lend a lovely book to my daughter but she turned up her nose: if she wants to look at recipes or read about food she finds things on the internet! roll

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#10 Sun 08 Jan 12 1:59am

minerva

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Re: Have you bought or been given a new cookery book recently ?

Out of the many Foodie gifts I recieved, I only had one book this time.............a wonderful little stocking-filler from Marks & Sparks, "The Chocolate Book".

After testing there may follow a recipe or two (most likely after being "varied" somewhat!)

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