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Please Tell Me...

Post by Pixie » Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:01 am

What are the cookbooks or cooking magazines that you just couldn't live without?

For the guys... where do you get your recipes if you don't use cookbooks or cooking magazines; are they family recipes, your wife's recipes?????

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Re: Please Tell Me...

Post by Pixie » Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:05 am

Some of mine are:

Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child
The Joy of Cooking by Irma Bombauer
Silver Palate Cookbook by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins
Any and every cookbook by Ina Garten

This is just a cursory list! I'll come back later and add my favorite magazines and more cookbooks!

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Re: Please Tell Me...

Post by Fatherducque » Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:09 am

Louisiana Conservationist....for once I am not joking.

Their recipe page is the best for seafood recipes.

A precious few get posted here:

http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/onlinestor ... ntrecipes/

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Re: Please Tell Me...

Post by Pixie » Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:42 am

Oh, no! I think this makes perfect sense! :clap: :cheer: :clap:

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Re: Please Tell Me...

Post by Pixie » Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:42 am

Also, I think everyone should have a copy of the Food Lovers Companion! It has so much information in it but I don't remember who's the author???

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Re: Please Tell Me...

Post by Pixie » Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:55 am

Marion Cunningham's Fannie Farmer Cookbook! When I got married everyone got one of these cookbooks as a gift! Also, everyone got The Joy of Cooking!

It wasn't a wedding if you didn't get those two books!

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Post by tattulip » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:35 am

I got the Betty Crocker Cookbook for a shower present when I got married. I learned a lot about how to cook from there. I learned a lot from my SIL and got a lot of recipes from her, other relatives and friends after that. Now, I use recipes from http://thepioneerwoman.com sometimes or http://allrecipes.com and other internet sites.

Pixie, have you ever been to http://bakerella.com? It's a fun blog from a woman who likes to bake and has a good imagination. Seems like a place you would like.

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Re: Please Tell Me...

Post by Pixie » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:29 am

:lolh: It LOOKS fabulous!!!!!!!! I'm on the home page now! Did you see the Halloween treats!!!!!!!!! How great!

I will tell you I belong to several cooking forums! Cuisine at Home, Cooking @ Home, Saveur, Fine Cooking, and I think I'm forgetting a few???? :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :lolh:

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Re: Please Tell Me...

Post by College Boy » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:53 am

I just ask the butcher how stuff is supposed to be cooked.

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Re: Please Tell Me...

Post by Pixie » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:10 pm

Oh, College Boy! That's a good idea! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Please Tell Me...

Post by Doc Trock » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:15 pm

We've got those books you mention, Pixie.

However, I've gotten some of my best ideas from watching others cook, whether in a restaurant or on the Food channel.
Once you learn the basics, you can watch someone else interpret a dish and become inspired by them.

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Re: Please Tell Me...

Post by Royd » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:54 pm

“Practical Cookery” by Ceserani and Kinton. Otherwise known as the Chefs Bible.

It is the essential guide and cook book, detailing all the classics from which you then experiment to create your own classics.

You will find that most other books originate from it, so really is the ONLY cook book you will need.

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Re: Please Tell Me...

Post by Pixie » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:09 pm

Doc Trock wrote:We've got those books you mention, Pixie.

However, I've gotten some of my best ideas from watching others cook, whether in a restaurant or on the Food channel.
Once you learn the basics, you can watch someone else interpret a dish and become inspired by them.
That is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO true Doc!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Please Tell Me...

Post by Pixie » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:10 pm

Royd wrote:“Practical Cookery” by Ceserani and Kinton. Otherwise known as the Chefs Bible.

It is the essential guide and cook book, detailing all the classics from which you then experiment to create your own classics.

You will find that most other books originate from it, so really is the ONLY cook book you will need.

Oh, that's a great one! I've heard of it but I've never seen it! I'm going to look for that! :pixie:

:highfive: :wave: Royd!

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Re: Please Tell Me...

Post by Royd » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:54 pm

Its a great book :)

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Re: Please Tell Me...

Post by Royd » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:03 pm

It will be the best cook book you would ever buy.

It is a well known fact many use it as the basis of their own.

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Re: Please Tell Me...

Post by Justine » Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:08 pm

The Cake Bible by Rose Levey Berenbaum is good.

I will miss Gourmet magazine.

Southern Living magazine often has fine recipes.

I have a copy of The Escoffier Cook Book, which I treasure.

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Re: Please Tell Me...

Post by StarryNightDave » Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:42 pm

Pixie wrote:Marion Cunningham's Fannie Farmer Cookbook! When I got married everyone got one of these cookbooks as a gift! Also, everyone got The Joy of Cooking!

It wasn't a wedding if you didn't get those two books!
Yep - we got this as a wedding gift and it has been invaluable. Lots of charts and substitutions too. Basically, if you find something that looks good in the store, come home and find out how to cook it in Fannie Farmer.

And, of course . . .

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I learned the most about flavors and seasonings from Mr. Prudhomme. Here is his website . . .

http://www.kpauls.com/site.php

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Re: Please Tell Me...

Post by Pixie » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:43 am

Justine wrote:The Cake Bible by Rose Levey Berenbaum is good.

I will miss Gourmet magazine.

Southern Living magazine often has fine recipes.

I have a copy of The Escoffier Cook Book, which I treasure.

:highfive: Justine!

I love The Cake Bible by rose Levey Berenbaum! One of the best Julia Child shows I ever saw was the one with Rose Levey! She's excellent!

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:wave: :wave: :wave: Happy Halloween, late, I'm sorry! I've been off line for several days!

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Re: Please Tell Me...

Post by Pixie » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:44 am

StarryNightDave wrote:
Pixie wrote:Marion Cunningham's Fannie Farmer Cookbook! When I got married everyone got one of these cookbooks as a gift! Also, everyone got The Joy of Cooking!

It wasn't a wedding if you didn't get those two books!
Yep - we got this as a wedding gift and it has been invaluable. Lots of charts and substitutions too. Basically, if you find something that looks good in the store, come home and find out how to cook it in Fannie Farmer.

And, of course . . .

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I learned the most about flavors and seasonings from Mr. Prudhomme. Here is his website . . .

http://www.kpauls.com/site.php

I've never owned one of his cookbooks but he is a master! :clap: :clap: :clap:

I've added his link to my favorites! I'm going to take a look and find something good to make!

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