Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Your Turn

How many cookbooks do you own?

41 comments:

TLT said...

Own?: Too many
Use?: Google/Pintrest

Sunspirit said...

0

Former CNN Anchor Candy Crowley said...

Wolfie calls my teeth "March Madness", cause I'm down to my Final Four.

sandybrook said...

3 shelves worth which is probably 20--25

Thia said...

I own 5 and one spiral notebook that my Nana and my mother put together of all of their "famous" recipes. Google and the spiral notebook are the only things I really use.

cheesegrater15 said...

About 15-20

Mostly vegan/vegetarian. FYI, Robin Robertson is the best. Vegan Without Borders is awesome.

Sara, Making It Work said...

At least a half dozen. I really only use one. Betty Crocker, red cover. Has basic stuff and I adapt the recipes all the time.

joshg g said...

I do the Googoo

soleJahway said...

Ditto. To the T.

My icing: I only cook about once a year, and it's usually just a dish, not even a whole meal!

David Howes said...

None.

I can't cook -- well,... that's what the spouse tells me.

She has several but usually only uses one with her favorite recipes in it.

It's actually a 3" three ring binder full of recipes.

At least she's organized.

=)

JT0130 said...

6 -- I don't know what I was think. A few of them were pre internet

E Rose said...

Probably like 5, I always snatch up a good vegetarian cookbook. No spirit cooking cookbooks though, like the crazies might have in Hollyweird.

cebii said...

lots, but they're hidden in a cupboard that I can't reach. It's much easier to google for a recipe when needed.

Terri said...

about 2 dozen

pwal said...

About 5, but I go online mainly for dessert and crockpot recipes.

Sagan said...

Too many to count. I use a few out of each book though, and got the bright idea of taking photos of them and saving them on my tablet for easy reference when I need to follow the recipe to the letter (baking, and especially Julia Child's buttercream icing, a thousand percent better than every recipe in my notebooks from cooking school).

D Brown said...

Do microwave instructions on packages count?

p swer said...

Probably 50 as collect old church cookbooks but cooking for myself so I don't cook much from them.

AndrewBW said...

Probably a dozen or so, including a couple of folders and notebooks of recipes handed down from our parents and grandparents.

annie31 said...

More than 60, but I only use around 10 of them ...

Brayson87 said...

I know I'll get flack for this, but millennials are the worst cooks, I don't know what skills their parents taught them. It was a real downgrade when I switched over from Gen Xers and baby boomers.

Farmgirl said...

Hundreds.
I also collect old church cookbooks!

Velvet Voice said...

My first one was a destroyed one called "DO√ĎA PETRONA C DE GANDULFO"

That s a classic on my country but nearly a joke nowadys cause her recepies are TOO MUCH of everything, 2 dozens of eggs for making a flan, a full ham for something small .. I LOVED it

Then I studied cooking as a hobbie so I even landed at Le Cordon Bleu, my books mmust be around 70 maybe more

Sign Name Below said...

@p swer
Old cookbooks, like church /potluck collections from back when folks cooked from scratch.

When we moved, I did donate some along with 500 others books but we still have 40+. We actually use many of them.

Best currently published is The New Best Recipe. Kind of a must for non-professional students of the art

urban chaos said...

Too many to count, I bake endlessly and H is a chef.

MichiganMama59 said...

Maybe 40.

Amy C Wright said...

40 that I can see to count right now - more still in crates. The collection is mine and who uses them? The H-Buzz. <3

Me Again said...

20 or so. @cheesegrater.....thanks for the vegan recommendation. Will have to check that one out.



WickedBee said...

So many I had to put a bookshelf in the kitchen.
I collect fundamental cookbooks and preserving books and make the recipes my own, with the exception of Classic French baking. I have two books that I made by compiling my favourite recipes, most from my mom, Nonna and Bisnonna.
I farm and grow/forage/preserve most of my food.

WickedBee said...

While I usually respect your opinions, I take great offense to your statement. I am fabulous.
Contrary to your stated belief, my parents/grandparents taught me much. So much so that I am now a successful modern farmer, feeding my family and my community.
Please think before you paint with such broad strokes.

Kno Won Uno said...

Same. Dozens of cookbooks, I’m sure.
YouTube is simpler.

Kikibunny said...

I have moved around alot and think i am down to one indian food cookbook which also serves as a place to put all my one page recipes of other foods...i like to google several recipes for whatever i am making to compare ingredients...if i need to look at food porn (beautiful pictures of food) i hit the library...i also buy cookbooks from library sales for pennys and then give away to friends when im done...I like to be able to fit all my books, cds and movies into one box...just the favorites! No BS allowed....moving any kind of books sucks.

Hortensia said...

About a dozen, plus a binder full of receives, plus the weekly/daily NYT on-line, which I'm going to sever this week. $5/week? That's $60/year for weird receipes.

Fairylights said...

About 20, with several binders full of recipes clipped from here and there.

p swer said...

@WickedBee...you sound like my kind of person. I'm a farmgirl going back to my roots by learning to can produce that I will be growing starting this year hopefully.

p swer said...

@Sign Name Below...thankyou for the cookbook recommendation. I am always looking for new recipes that I try to cut down to size. I enjoy flipping through old church cookbooks; it is comforting to me.

Babsbunny said...

About 15. I have probably only used 3 or 4 of them.

Deborah Frueh said...

A jillion plus 2 jillion recipes printed off the net

WickedBee said...

Not going to lie, it's hard work with very long days but worth every second and bead of sweat.
Best of luck to you on your journey! You can do it!

Han Niam said...

Oh gosh. Well over a hundred, and that’s after culling the so-so books and selling a couple of first editions due to financial emergency. That still makes my eyes water.

My to-buy list is currently around 50.

Southern Man said...

Own, or have effective control of the IP rights and access to the cashflow?

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