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My favorite cookbook is:

by chacham (Priest)
on Sep 01, 2014 at 09:47 UTC ( #1099153=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on My favorite cookbook is:

Perl Cookbook
[bar] 72/46%
How to Cook Everything
[bar] 4/3%
The Anarchist Cookbook
[bar] 18/11%
Creative Accounting Exposed
[bar] 4/3%
To Serve Man
[bar] 26/16%
Cooking for Geeks
[bar] 4/3%
Star Trek Cooking Manual
[bar] 9/6%
Manifold Destiny
[bar] 3/2%
Other
[bar] 18/11%
158 total votes
Comment on My favorite cookbook is:
Re: My favorite cookbook is:
by hdb (Prior) on Sep 01, 2014 at 10:19 UTC

    "Treasure Island"

Re: My favorite cookbook is:
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 01, 2014 at 10:27 UTC
    other (none)
Re: My favorite cookbook is:
by AppleFritter (Curate) on Sep 01, 2014 at 10:44 UTC

      Are forty humans the ones that live in forts?

        I don't know - cooking for forty humans in forts is not my forte.
Re: My favorite cookbook is:
by wjw (Deacon) on Sep 01, 2014 at 13:17 UTC

    Betty Crocker.

    Yeah, kind of old hat. Cooking with Perl is great metaphorically, but can't compare to biscuits and gravy or honey'ed corn bread, not to mention properly prepared roast beef pot pie...

    ...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...

    Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results...

    A solution is nothing more than a clearly stated problem...otherwise, the problem is not a problem, it is a fact

      Mmmm, gravy.

      Well, that's my $.02 worth. No, for refunds you'll have to check our customer service department.
Re: My favorite cookbook is:
by ww (Bishop) on Sep 01, 2014 at 15:42 UTC
Re: My favorite cookbook is:
by vitoco (Friar) on Sep 01, 2014 at 20:08 UTC
Re: My favorite cookbook is:
by tobyink (Abbot) on Sep 01, 2014 at 22:58 UTC
Re: My favorite cookbook is:
by crusty_collins (Scribe) on Sep 02, 2014 at 17:58 UTC

    Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance

Re: My favorite cookbook is:
by barrd (Parson) on Sep 03, 2014 at 05:49 UTC
    < ** ahem, cough cough ** >

    My favourite COOK, book ;-)

    Apologies for Amazon link

      Why apologize for an Amazon link? They are the best place out there, except when they make you wait a week for sending out an item on Super Saver Shipping.

      Oh, you meant sorry for the UK link and for not using Amazon Smile. :)

Re: My favorite cookbook is:
by tubaandy (Deacon) on Sep 03, 2014 at 17:19 UTC
Re: My favorite cookbook is:
by oakbox (Chaplain) on Sep 05, 2014 at 14:06 UTC
    My copy of my mother's cookbook. Which she made by following my grandmother around the kitchen and measuring how much 'a little bit of flour' actually contained. Biscuits and cakes and all kinds of southern food.

    Delicious!

Re: My favorite cookbook is:
by gregor42 (Parson) on Sep 08, 2014 at 20:23 UTC

    My autographed copy of Iron Chef Morimoto's Cookbook.

    Honestly, it's the only actual book on "Cooking" that I own.



    Wait! This isn't a Parachute, this is a Backpack!
Re: My favorite cookbook is:
by DrHyde (Prior) on Sep 10, 2014 at 14:01 UTC

    My favourite *practical* cookbook is the Good Housekeeping cookery book. There are eleventy zillion editions. The best ones are the pre-metric ones.

    My favourite cookbook literature is With Gusto and Relish by Lord Westbury and Donald Downes and is written for "the gentleman who, for want of a man servant, is forced to cook for himself". I've cooked a couple of the dishes from it, but it's better treated as just being a damned fine read rather than as something practical to use in the kitchen.

Re: My favorite cookbook is:
by ksublondie (Pilgrim) on Sep 10, 2014 at 19:09 UTC
    Hands-down, the internet. I have millions of recipes available at a moment's notice and it only takes up a square foot of space on my countertop via a dedicated pc. Favorites get saved to the hard drive. I need to get rid of all my physical books. They only collect dust.
Re: My favorite cookbook is:
by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor) on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:15 UTC

    Not only am I an unrepentant foodie I'm a pretty decent cook as well. There is no one answer to the question "what is my favorite cookbook" because the answer to that is contextual and very dependent on my mood and goals.

    If you want to define "favorite cookbook" by the number of torn, dog eared, and stained pages hands down it would be the first cookbook I ever got on the subject of Cajun/Creole cooking. The book is so worn I don't even remember what the cover (long lost) looks like any more and it has been in my collection for at least twenty five years.

    A close second is the hand-written cookbook of family recipes my mother gave my wife when we were married in 1977 which has lots of different splashes of whatever on its pages, some of the pages are falling out. In terms of emotional attachment (after all my now departed mom wrote it out by hand) this cookbook beats all the others in my collection by furlongs

    There was a season in my life where I did a lot of cooking for my church where I'd be feeding about 150 people at a time. I was constantly looking for great recipes that made vast quantities, were inexpensive and crowd pleasing. Yes, you can get all three in one recipe. I went from printing recipes I found on the Internet and putting them in three ring binders to more recently using Evernote and Everclip to collect recipes in a series of searchable notebooks. This is by far my favorite method.

    More recently I found Ziplist which allows me to clip a recipe from Evernote and then generate a shopping list from that. If I remember correctly Ziplist will also scale a recipe from say "serves 8" to "serves 150 of your closest friends."

    I still have a vast collection of cooking magazines that I peruse through in hard copy. If some of the magazines I subscribe to change over to digital format I'll be a very happy guy.

    In addition to the magazines I have a vast collection of hard copy cookbooks which emphasize various culinary traditions ranging from good old US country cooking (New England, Deep South, Southwest, etc.) as well as vegetarian cookery and other specialties. My wife has been campaigning to have me get rid of most of them since I more and more go to digital means to find recipes. I still like the tactile feel of a book in my hands so I don't think that is going to happen any time soon.

    Hmm.... I took sausage out of the freezer this morning... time to check out Google...


    Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
    Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; Blog: http://blog.berghold.net Warning: No political correctness allowed.
      the hand-written cookbook of family recipes my mother gave my wife

      Your mom didn't trust you with her cookbook?

      On the other hand, my mom didn't like anyone in HER kitchen. I learned cooking from from my (then) best friend's mom.

            Your mom didn't trust you with her cookbook?

        It was my mom's way of trying to bond with my wife and welcome her to the family. Besides, my mother was stubbornly stuck in the 1930's where the wife was supposed to cook for her husband. That all changed later on and my mom swung 180 in her thinking.


        Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
        Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; Blog: http://blog.berghold.net Warning: No political correctness allowed.

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