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Ouch! where does it end??

a1wang's picture

After perusing this forum for the past week, I now "must" have Le bonne cuisine, Sunday Suppers, boulevard, Barefoot Contessa(s), Vegetarian soups,--have learned about zooba.com....I think that I shall have to retire in order to read, let alone cook from all of these. Luckily, there seems to be plenty of advice as to which recipes to start with. Now if I can just get another bookshelf!

BTW, any thoughts on Glorious French by Peterson? I have his original "Soups" book and find it trustworthy and inspiring.

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Unschoolmom7's picture

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I love Glorious French by Peterson. I haven't made anything, yet, but it's a beautiful book.


I lucked out on Sunday Suppers. The Good Cookbook Club had it mis-priced for $9.95 and when I emailed them (because it came up in my cart as full price) they sent it to me.


I now have to try The Barefoot Contessa, I don't have any of hers.


Great bunch of enablers on this list. I don't know why they don't start a therapy folder. :o)


Karena

Ricks503's picture

(post #62702, reply #3 of 16)

where does it end??


It never does!  Collecting cooking books is almost as addictive as chocolate.


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JaneRose's picture

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Welcome. Now that you are here you will NEVER have enough time to cook all the wonderful things suggested, NEVER have enough shelf room for all of the cookbooks you will be enticed to buy here, and you will NEVER ever stop learning if you stick around.
Let the Fun begin!

KarenP's picture

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I now "must" have Le bonne cuisine, Sunday Suppers, boulevard, Barefoot Contessa(s), Vegetarian soups,--have learned about zooba.com


  I once had a volunteer job/playdate that I often described as costing me about $15.00 an hour.   CT is much the same. ;-))
  Always remember the gift of Jill's credo:  "I need it, I want it, I've got to have it!!"  Or, ask one of your friends here, they're always happy to remind you enthusiastically and always with a smile!
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Wolvie's picture

(post #62702, reply #6 of 16)

yep - a few of you are very good at it. ;-)


(the newest batch of books arrived yesterday - I am a happy camper!!)


 No mans error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it


THOMAS HOBBES, Leviathan, part 2, p. 237 (1950).

 

favorablyimpressed's picture

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(the newest batch of books arrived yesterday - I am a happy camper!!)


Which ones did you order, and what do you thing of them?

Wolvie's picture

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the most recent batch:


A Culinary Life (Susur Lee ) still reading - loving it so far. Recipes are over the top, and hard to find ingredient heavy - think Keller on steroids. ;-) I can't wait to get to Toronto and try one of his restaurants. Such an interesting story.


Boulevard - the reviews here say it all
Sunday Suppers at Luques - the reviews here say it all
Cakebread Cellars - the reviews here say it all
Nobu Now - ate at one of his restaurants in Philly - very impressive, recipes seem approachable and I know they are fab.
Inspried by Ingredients - Bill Telepanhaven't gotten into this one yet.
Artisanal Cooking (Terrance Brennan - Picholine rest - one of my favs)


More on the way, bought others a month or so ago - VERY long list.


 No mans error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it


THOMAS HOBBES, Leviathan, part 2, p. 237 (1950).

 

Glenys's picture

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I came home with seven new books yesterday and four more to read for class, and I have over six dozen sitting without a shelf as home. Shelves are filled, even after culling last month.

a1wang's picture

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Ha! What wonderful role models! I am happiest reading a good (cook)book during my quiet time when the kids have finally gone to bed. I took a week off from work and cooked through my cabbages, made a layer cake and brownies (twice) all with recipes from these forums and/or FC. Such bliss. thank you all!

Debby's picture

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So which new books did you get Glenys?  :)


Debby

Glenys's picture

(post #62702, reply #14 of 16)

Jamie's Italy, Sunday Dinner at Lucques, Giada's Family Dinners (Costco), Bones,
and then a batch of very good value books at Costco: Thai in Minutes and Thai Street Food both by Vatcharin Bhumichitr and a Slow Cooker book to give to my friend's housekeeper. It was $4.59, can't lose.

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Have you caught Jamie Oliver's Italian Escape on Food TV? The first episode was this past Monday, it was the best thing I've seen on Food TV in a long time. Also new episodes of Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares for giggles.

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I spilled my GORP on Mt. Baldy.

Debby's picture

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Oh dear........looks like another trip to Costco....mind you, it has been a few weeks since I was last there! :)  Please let me know what you think of the "Bones" book.  I've had it in my hands a number of times......  Thanks Glenys! 


Debby

assibams's picture

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SNORT says she whose DH is busy building bookshelf after bookshelf. Oh, and a warm welcome to CT, teehee.


Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.

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KarenP's picture

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SNORT says she whose DH is busy building bookshelf after bookshelf. Oh, and a warm welcome to CT, teehee.


  Does it work to tell him you're helping him prepare for his retirement careeer?