Tuesday, February 23, 2016

I. Can't. Wait!!!!!

Like wirecutter has admitted he's a holster whore, I must admit I'm a cookbook whore. I hunt them, hoard them, cherish them. I'll pore over one, pulling wild and wacky recipes and unleash them on my unsuspecting family. I have an entire bookcase of them. When my Grandma Doris passed, the only things I wanted were her aprons and her cookbooks. Oh, and the Depression era rose glass pieces she had in her china cabinet. If I come across something unusual in the culinary category, I must possess it. Today, I found this in one of the pic dumps I frequent, and hunted down a used copy in excellent condition. It should be here sometime next week. When I come across something cool, I'll post it here.

See, Mrs. Henry? I do too know how to share. When I wanna.




16 comments:

Unclezip said...

Last BBQ I threw (Jan 1), all of the ladies tore into my cookbook collection, not believing that a guy would have so many books. Some were my Dad's, dating back to the 40s. I've got Greek, Turkish, Irish(?), Japanese, every American venue, Brazilian, Thai, and on and on. At the front, of course, is my old copy of Joy of Cooking - the bible. BTW - I do all of the cooking in the house, as the Baroness is from Queens (a true Yankee and a Southern redneck - match made in Heaven), and sometimes cooks water - but only under supervision.

Anonymous said...

For an interesting trip through some 19th century recipes browse through the Culinary Arts section of the cyclopedia linked in the latest foodgrower article.

Chapter 6 Culinary Arts starts on page 311 of the pdf. Some of the recipes sound delicious, some are a little odd, and some are downright things I probably will never try, for instance, half a calf's head - boiled, page 392.

enjoy

foodgrower

Chris said...

My wife used to buy random cookbooks until I teased her once too often about never actually cooking anything. No, really: I do all the cooking.

Livin to Ride said...

i got a bunch of cookbooks in pdf format on a disc

Hawken Cougar said...

Most cookbooks are just a collection of recipes. Enter "The Food Lab" where the objective is to explain the science behind good cooking. Here is a link to some of their videos:

https://youtu.be/66btvAWmp7g?list=PLKu1CgwkxmXNm1UTC9MrxJQccmtv7duLF


And here is a link to their website and cookbook: http://www.kenjilopezalt.com/

Anonymous said...

Angel, do you have the cookbook "Cooking in the Nude" by Stephen Cornwell? It has recipes such as "Veal You or Von't You" and "Menage a Trois" -- check it out!

Rusty

Elizabeth said...

Now you wouldn't have access to one called "The New Deal Administration Cookbook"? It was dedicated to Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, and contained recipes from the Washington ladies of the embassies. I am an idiot and lent it to an acquaintance who 'lost it'. Le sigh :-(

Anonymous said...

quite a few sausage recipes?.....

and,Rusty, I'll bet none of the recipes in that one involve frying bacon......

vaquero viejo

Granny said...

As a self confessed recipe book whore, I can't begin to tell you how many I have collected over the years. I enjoy all the things that surround food, the getting of it, the planning of the meal, the cooking and fussing about with it. then the pay off; serving it to my family and friends and basking in the ooohs and aahs.
Some needy asshole stole my apron that said, "never trust a skinny cook".

mostly cajun said...

If it doesn't have 'pasta alla puttanesca' (Whorehouse Pasta" then it's missing a bet.

I'll find out, though. I just ordered a copy off Alibris.

MC

Anonymous said...

Prostitutes, as a rule are the most unhygienic, lazy people on the planet. Wipe and, "Next!".
I'm sure there are exceptions, but usually women who voluntarily become whores are the laziest and the stupidest.
leaperman

Anonymous said...

Not to mention EAT THIS - NOT THAT !

pigpen51 said...

My grandma had The White House Cook Book. I am not sure but I think it was from about the 20's. It had sayings like to fry a rabbit, first skin a rabbit. You know the type. When my mom died, my only sister got it. My folks owned a restaurant for about 30 years, and they had tons of cook books, which I had to dispose of when I was trying to settle their estate, something I am still dealing with after over 2 years. My wife loves some of them, but I do a good share of the cooking, and rarely use a recipe. Instead, I use techniques. Of course, I am not much of a baker, as recipes are a must in baking.

Wraith said...

There's a bookshelf in the kitchen taller than me, and it's overflowing with cookbooks and cooking magazines. How ya like me now, baby? ;)

hiswiserangel said...

Depends, Wraith. Is it 4 feet tall?

Mark Barton said...

My friends ex-wife, Jane, told me in 1998 that she had over 2,000 cook books. Mt wife and I only have about 100, and we are both pretty good cooks. Wondering...