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Too Many Useless Cookbooks - do you use a cookbook?

 
 
plainoldme
 
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Reply Sun 22 Aug, 2010 06:54 pm
@ossobuco,
Actually, he did report negativity toward Tamasin.
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saab
 
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Reply Sun 22 Aug, 2010 09:27 pm
@plainoldme,
Mehl is flour.
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Irishk
 
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Reply Sun 22 Aug, 2010 09:31 pm
@plainoldme,
Yep, it looked like a halved cherry tomato and I almost edited my post, but decided not to lol. The only German I know is Gesundheit!
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 22 Aug, 2010 09:41 pm
@Irishk,
I liked the picture first, the recipe second (it was in Italian) but then I found it
in German.
Herb Feta Muffins
125 g flour
1 teasp. baking powder
1 garlic clove
1 egg
1 yoghurt
1 teasp. salt
pepper
35 ml sunflower oil
a handful fresh herbs (basil, parsley, thyme etc.)
100 g feta
1 cherry tomato for each muffin
Peel the garlic, chop it finely, dto. for the herbs, mix with egg, yoghurt, salt,
pepper and sunflower oil. Mix the baking powder with the flour and add the feta (cut in small pieces), fold everything into the egg-yoghurt mixture and
pour into greased muffin cups, put a cherry tomato on top and bake for
25 min in the oven at approx. 350 F.
Irishk
 
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Reply Sun 22 Aug, 2010 09:48 pm
@CalamityJane,
Thanks, CJ! I like the dry measurements (the flour) in grams for accuracy! Sounds tasty!
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2010 06:27 pm
@Irishk,
It is tasty, Irishk, I have some in the oven now....
Irishk
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2010 06:57 pm
@CalamityJane,
I have everything except the feta...I'll pick that up tomorrow. I made Osso's custard pie today. It's cooling and smells yummy!
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Bohne
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2010 07:32 pm
@HickoryStick,
I got rid of A LOT of cookbooks a few years ago.
Each of them seemed to have one or two great recipes and that was it.

I copied the recipes I liked and put them in a folder (in alphabetical order).
Then I gave the cookbooks away.
Whenever I find or get a new recipe that I like I add it to the folder.
This means only tried and approved recipes are now in this folder, which makes searching for stuff to cook real easy.

Recipes I have not tried, yet, but that sound good, I keep in a box.
Once a week, if possible I try something new. Afterwards the recipe ends up in the folder or in the rubbish.

Let me tell you, this is a great system!

Very Happy
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2010 07:41 pm
@Bohne,
Bohne, nice to see you. How've you been?
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ibstubro
 
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Reply Tue 31 Aug, 2010 09:03 pm
@HickoryStick,
I keep my 100+ cookbook library for sentimental reasons. There are recipes in those books that are as good as gold, and I (more or less) know where they are.

That said, I get all my recipes on-line. It's just too easy to compare and contrast. Instead of me taking a recipe and modifying it to my taste, I can sift recipes until I find one perfect, then modify the end result to be my best.

Short answer, "Joy of Cooking". There is an answer in there to whatever cooking question you have, and it's likely dead-on.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 31 Aug, 2010 09:06 pm
Everybody just needs one by Betty Crocker.
plainoldme
 
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Reply Tue 31 Aug, 2010 09:28 pm
@cicerone imposter,
I have to say that I never even looked at Betty Crocker or at Fanny Farmer. Have no curiosity about either one.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 31 Aug, 2010 10:34 pm
@plainoldme,
Had ours for at least 50 years, and I still refer to it when I cook corn, shrimp, lobster, or artichokes. Don't use it to cook cakes or anything fancy.
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ibstubro
 
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Reply Wed 1 Sep, 2010 05:47 pm
@HickoryStick,
Okay, I went to my cookbook library and actually went to the trouble to write out a few favorites.

Top of my list, and one you should look for is:
Talk About Good! By the Junior League of Lafayette Louisian
I believe the book available because I saw a used copy for sale here in the Midwest last year.

The Heritage of Southern Cooking, by Camille Glenn
The spine on mine is broken in dozens of places.

I Hear America Cooking by Betty Fussell
I used to read cookbooks like others read novels, and this was a good read!

Finally, the stock books I have used the most are:
Joy
Fannie Farmer
The New Settlement Cookbook
Good Housekeeping.
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Wed 1 Sep, 2010 05:52 pm
@ibstubro,
While I love Michael Chiarello's site, Napa Style (where he also sells things for the home), I have found too many flawed recipes on sites like allrecipes.com.
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mater1
 
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Reply Sun 14 Nov, 2010 05:41 am
@blacksmithn,
depending on the style of cooking you wish to do, for home made american standerd good food try the "better Homes and Garden. Also the Betty Crocker cook books. These are great self starter books and as you do the recipies, you can improvise for your personal tastes
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drillersmum85
 
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Reply Sat 23 Sep, 2017 07:36 am
@HickoryStick,
I realise this first message was posted way back in April, 2006, but cook books NEVER age. At the moment I have been checking out MEALS IN A MUG or MUG MEALS, and there are dozens to choose from. I would just like to get a recommendation ... like what or which book should I select? I know it is a complicated ask, and I shall probably regret this post as soon as I send it. Maybe someone somewhere bought one and thought it was the best thing since ... sliced bread.
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