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Oh My.... (post #62740)

I went to our anual "Atic" sale this morning and really scored big on cookbooks. JC way to Cook was $3.00, but I had it already and it was in someone elses hand. I got a Jerimiah Tower cookbook, the victory Garden cookbook, Essentials if Italian cooking by Hazan, A Danial Boulad (sp.) cookbook, a Hungarian Cookbook, the GreenMarket Cookbook, A Martha quick cooking Cookbook, (she looks like a baby on the cover) and a bunch of other ones. All for $20.00. Has anyone used any of the ones mentioned above? Which ones should I concentrate on? Thanks, Pamilyn

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DeannaS's picture

(post #62740, reply #1 of 9)

What attic sale? Where? And, did you buy them all out?

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pamilyn's picture

(post #62740, reply #5 of 9)

The Atic Angel Association annual sale. At High Point Church on Old Sauk Road.Open until 6:00 and then it all goes to charity. Cookbooks were only .50, 2.00 and 3.00 dollars. I did not buy them all out. I will look through the books I got and you can have the ones I don't want. Lee said Boulud was labor intensive. I can live without that. If you have time after work check it out. Pamilyn

The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls

The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls

Lee's picture

(post #62740, reply #6 of 9)

They aren't all labor intensive.  One of my favorite soups, chicken broth, white beans, bacon, mushrooms, and swiss chard, is in the first book, and there are some lovely fish preparations.  Look through it before you give it away.

pamilyn's picture

(post #62740, reply #7 of 9)

When I got home I looked. It is the cafe book that I bought. The onion soup recipe looks good. Have you cooked anything from it? Pamilyn

The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls

The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls

Lee's picture

(post #62740, reply #9 of 9)

I've made a number of the recipes, mostly the classic bistro things.  The onion soup is good, but I added more onions, omitted the marrow bones and served it au gratin (DH won't eat onion soup any other way!).  The Chicken Grand-mere Francine is a great, casual, cool weather, Sunday supper kind of dish.  Some of the recipes I've made several times are the Billi-Bi, Moroccan Squab (I use Cornish hens), Cod, Clams, and Chorizo Basquaise, Spiced Skirt Steak, and the Lemon-Lime Risotto with Asparagus.  There are some very good veggie recipes, too.


I forgot to mention the Chilled Spring Pea Soup.  If you can still get good English peas, use them, but it's excellent with frozen baby peas.  I've made it with all peas, and with the suggested mix of green peas, sugar snaps and fava beans.  Both versions are delicious.  Wish I'd remembered it last week when I had all three!


Edited 6/25/2006 3:29 pm ET by lee

pamilyn's picture

(post #62740, reply #8 of 9)

That recipe sounds delicious. I'll check it out at the bookstore. I love swiss chard. Pamilyn

The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls

The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls

Lee's picture

(post #62740, reply #2 of 9)

Wow!  You did good!  Marcella's cookbooks are classics and have lots of good recipes, although I season more aggresively then she does. JC's Way to Cook is also a classic.  It's aimed at cooks with less knowledge and experience in the kitchen than you have, but it has lots of good recipes.  I gave it to my younger DD, and it's her favorite cookbook.  You don't say which Boulud book you bought, but I like them both (my friend's son and DIL did the great photography for the second book, Cafe Daniel).  I think they fall into the more labor-intensive recipe category, especially the first one, but I've made a number of the dishes from that book.  I don't know anything about the others you mentioned.   

CulinaryArtist's picture

(post #62740, reply #3 of 9)

You just reminded me that I have Martha's Quick Cook.  I grabbed it off the shelf and wondered why it wasn't dog earred!  I think I was disappointed in it when I bought it.  It's from 1983!  When I glanced through it now, I think a lot of it was ahead of it's time a bit.  I saw several recipes in it that I have made from other sources over the last few years, but probably ignored or thought the ingredients were too fussy or whatever back when I got the book. Also the photography seems dated from what's being done these days.  So I'm keeping it out and will most probably find some great things in it.  Her book called ENTERTAINING from 1982 had inspired us so much, we started a catering business because of it! LOL!  That book is so old she dedicated it to her husband!! 

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(post #62740, reply #4 of 9)

Forgot to say, I think you did fabulous with your $20!!  Totally envious.

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