Favorite cookbook

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by michickenwrangler, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

    Jun 8, 2008
    NE Michigan
    What's your favorite cookbook?

    I find myself using my Betty Crocker one the most and the recipes are usually raved about by DH, comparing them to his late mother's cooking
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator~~~ BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    Washington State
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Betty Crocker or Fannie Farmer, over the years. Now, almost exclusively from the internet. I use Cooking channel, Food network, Epicurious, Recipezaar mostly.
  4. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2010
    south/west tn
    Betty Crocker and the internet web sites, allrecipes.com cooking.com Food network,i have alot of handy down recipes. and recipes from this site too.
    i stop buying cook books cause why would u only use one recipe out off a 400 page book and store it. when i can get them off the web n try it if i like them then i print them out or save them on a hard drive
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Yeah, I have (2) 3 ring binders full of recipes; it's mostly what I use my printer for.
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    I have 4 big boxes, as yet unpacked, of my mother's cookbooks and 2 bookcases of my own that I don't use very much since the internet is here now! [​IMG]

    I really like the new BYC cookbook online! [​IMG]

    ETA, my favorite references are the index cards I wrote while Mom cooked- no telling where she got them from.
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2010
  7. SparksNV

    SparksNV Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2010
    Spanish Springs, NV
    My dh loves "The Joy of Cooking". I prefer my Taste of Home cookbook and magazines and my Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. My mom gave me the BHG and when my oldest dd moved out, I had the binder redone because the pages were falling out and gave it to her (she is saving it for her daughter).
  8. abercrombie575

    abercrombie575 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2010
    I really love the cookbooks that are sold by churches, schools or other organizations. Those seem to be things that real women like me have cooked. Everytime I try Better Homes and Gardens or something like that it always calls for some obscure herb that I never have in my kitchen and cost a fortune! I love good tried and true comfort foods.
  9. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

    Jun 8, 2008
    NE Michigan
    My mother gave me a cookbook from 1911 and it's fun to look back at the old recipes. Recipes for roasted chicken involve killing the chicken! Lard was used quite a bit then too.
  10. bigmike&nan

    bigmike&nan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well there are some good resources online these days so the idea of me buying a cookbook seems pretty lame, you can usually scrounge up a famous chef's recipe if you search hard enough. And if you have time YouTube is really great to see the many variations of a recipe people post - not professionally shot videos but very educational all the same.

    Before all this tech stuff came along my favorite cookbook and one I would still suggest to folks is an older copy of THE JOY OF COOKING. The cookbook was updated and revised in the late 90s and I find the newer recipes a little too "light" for my classically trained tastes. The book has all about sections at the beginning of each chapter - so if you want to tackle something a bit more complicated they spell it out pretty carefully for you. You go into something feeling like you have about all the advice you will need to be successful in your first attempt. Classic european and french style dishes, wonderful cakes and pie recipes - just a plethora of good stuff...

    Last edited: Nov 15, 2010

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