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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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1001 ways to make cheesy pasta.
Or how to last 58 years veg free. :lol:
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The world wide web.
Gone to better place, which, quite frankly, could be anywhere.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mrs Beeton before the war version. Very useful information about servants duties etc. Apparently she couldn't cook at all...

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