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Post by Archy » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:34 am

What's your favourite cook book (if you use one of course). I've got lots that I no longer look at and use just a few ie Nigella, Rachel Koo, Cranks, Gok Wan, Hairy Bikers. All other recipes I tend to get from magazines on-line. I'm not a good cook and when looking at a recipe if it has more than a handful of ingredients or takes an inordinate amount of preparation time I tend to get twitchy and back away. Quick, easy and simple that's me. Mrs A.

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Re: Cook Books

Post by mysty » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:31 pm

1001 ways to make cheesy pasta.
Or how to last 58 years veg free. :lol:
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Re: Cook Books

Post by Ally » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:32 pm

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Re: Cook Books

Post by Archy » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:37 pm

mysty wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:31 pm
1001 ways to make cheesy pasta.
Or how to last 58 years veg free. :lol:
Apparently one of William & Kate's kiddies likes making cheesy pasta too! :lol:

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Re: Cook Books

Post by alittlebitmorefrench » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:39 pm

I make it up as I go along.

I DON'T NEED FECKING JAMIE OLIVER TELLING ME HOW TO COOK.

Jamie Oliver is a cock.

Rant over. :D

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Re: Cook Books

Post by Archy » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:57 pm

alittlebitmorefrench wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:39 pm
I make it up as I go along.

I DON'T NEED FECKING JAMIE OLIVER TELLING ME HOW TO COOK.

Jamie Oliver is a cock.

Rant over. :D
Would that be coq au vin? ;)

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Re: Cook Books

Post by Sidandus » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:32 pm

I love cookery books. I have about 60, possibly more. Some are ‘modern’ cooks such as Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson, Hairy Dieters, etc. I live Nigel Slater’s books but can’t stand watching his programmes. I love Elizabeth David’s books, Sarah Raven, Diana Henry, Lesley Waters, Sabrina Ghayoub, Stephane Reynard. I have cookery books from over 40 years ago because I can’t bear to throw them out. I buy them second hand off Amazon often because the titles appeal. However, I’m not the cook in the family, my husband is. He’s much better than me and I tend to get bored half way through cooking a meal. I do love baking though, and surprisingly rarely make a dud - staggering really as I’m so heavy handed. Puddings and cake are my favourite food. I just wish they could be part of my 5 a day.

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Re: Cook Books

Post by PatF » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:48 pm

Like you Sidandus I used to have many cookbooks, but most have disappeared with our many moves. The only one I still read often is Elizabeth David's French Provincial Cookery. I like her style.
Apart from that it's internet, especially https://www.750g.com/

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Re: Cook Books

Post by Noisette » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:22 pm

The Complete Indian Cookbook by Miridula Baijikar in winter. The rest of the year, it's the trusty ring binder full of recipes collected over the years from friends, or 'The Cooking of Greece and Turkey' courtesy of Sainsbury's. And the 'net. Especially Marmiton.
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Re: Cook Books

Post by Le Démerdeur » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:31 pm

Ring binders of recipes I learned from evening classes 40 years ago, a great way to meet Milfs although they didn't have a name then.

Still got several phone numbers written in them but like many of the recipes they have surely had their day by now :cry:

ALBMF I am 100% with you :good:

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