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Cookery Books
#1
Which are the best of the new cookery books coming out for Christmas?   I want to treat myself to something special.
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#2
Hi Olive,

Perhaps ask this question in the 'Books' section??
Not sure that too many people come into the recipe section.Smile
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#3
Ottolenghi has a new one I believe. His books are always so gorgeously presented. His food is pretty good too. Complex sometimes, but good reading...
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#4
Oh yes, his books are lovely. As you say, the recipes can be complex, but always worth a read . I've decided to buy Claudia Roden's Med.
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#5
I'm relying on the library for cook books to drool over... And interior design beauties. It is a small addiction.
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(18-11-2021, 07:57 PM)Oh_hunnihunni Wrote: I'm relying on the library for cook books to drool over... And interior design beauties. It is a small addiction.
I watch all the interior designs type programmes on tv, and have quite a few books too.
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#7
I have so many cookbooks as my daughter did a professional chef's course, but why would anyone buy them?
You can just Google a recipe for the ingredients you have.
She does this and I do this.
Cookbooks are nice for the pictures but nothing else.
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#8
But picture books are a delight. I have at least one in every library visit. Love them, eye candy...
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#9
I don't own cookbooks anymore, but used to have a heap.

I love seeing kitchens that have heaps of them. They look really nice, and you can see that they are used.
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#10
(19-11-2021, 06:23 PM)Outsider Wrote: I have so many cookbooks as my daughter did a professional chef's course, but why would anyone buy them?
You can just Google a recipe for the ingredients you have.
She does this and I do this.
Cookbooks are nice for the pictures but nothing else.
Why would anyone buy cookery books?     Well the reason I buy them is that I value cultural context when it comes to cookery and I enjoy reading about the background and development of recipes.   I also appreciate that good cookery books are edited and the recipes tested.   

 I rarely look up recipes on the internet, partly because they cannot be relied on, partly because so many are in blogs that have a financial interest in being as wordy as possible and I can't be bothered wading through pages of poorly written and repetitive trivia to get to the actual recipe.
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#11
I just love picture books. And most cook books are beautifully presented. If I want actual recipes I have my very grubby and well used selection of generations of Edmonds...
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#12
I think it's sad that we have tossed out our books, for the internet.

I sometimes regret getting rid of all my psych books, from when I was doing my degree. They were special, and were a testament to what I had done, when I was a working Mum. I was proud of them, but to be fair, they were bulky and heavy, and they went to a new home.

I have kept all my gardening books though. Yes, still all big and heavy, but I still get pleasure from them. I love the pictures, and some of them, I have used in my crafting, so the memory lives on.
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