Thursday, April 26, 2007

Give it away, give it away, give it away now. UPDATED!

I am HALFWAY DONE culling my cookbook stash for the giveaway. This means I have a stack of books 32" (80cm) tall and I am not anywhere near done yet.

UPDATE: Here is a picture of said stack. You have no idea how many books are still not pictured.

The lovely and gracious
Jaye already voiced a request* and that gave me an idea. I think that to be extra fair I'm gonna do this:

If there is something (cookbookwise) that you've always wanted, post that request ("I've always wanted an North Bulgarian baking book.") in the combox. If I have it in my pile, it's yours. Otherwise, in a couple of days I'll post the list.

Oh, and if the person making the request is outside the USA, I'll ship the book via whatever the "cheap and slow" service is.


* I have yours set aside.

Posted by Joke at 11:24 AM


  • Blogger Tere posted at 3:20 PM, April 26, 2007  
    I've always wanted a cookbook on northern Italian cuisine. As well as Greek cuisine, Cajun/Creole and Thai. And anything that teaches techniques and basics in a clear, easy-to-understand language.

    Oh, and both The Great Mango Book by Allen Susser and Miami Spice. Those just seem like FL basics I should own.
  • Blogger Jaye Joseph posted at 4:47 PM, April 26, 2007  
    You are a gentleman and a scholar. I'm testing my pasta machine this weekend and shall report back. I can't remember if I told you that or not...
  • Blogger Badger posted at 8:57 PM, April 26, 2007  
    Bob knows I don't need any more cookbooks, but if you had something fabulous with an Argentine/Chilean bent, I would not be averse.
  • Blogger Stomper Girl posted at 9:48 PM, April 26, 2007  
    Are there any nice baking books looking for a home?
  • Blogger Sharon posted at 11:46 PM, April 26, 2007  
    What about a nice bread book...? I promise to actually use it.
  • Blogger BabelBabe posted at 8:09 AM, April 27, 2007  
    have you got Grigson's Good Things, or anything on ukrainian/Lithuanian cooking?
    both long shots, i know...
  • Blogger BabelBabe posted at 8:12 AM, April 27, 2007  
    also, thank you for starting my morning with the Peppers.
  • Blogger Major Bedhead posted at 11:59 AM, April 27, 2007  
    Ooooh, cookbooks.

    Why are you giving them away? Is your floor about to collapse?

    I'd love a cookbook, but I can't think of any one in particular. Maybe one on grilling/smoking meats. A cookbook that features long, slow cooking methods.
  • Blogger Joke posted at 12:09 PM, April 27, 2007  
    I'm giving them away because I have decided to hold myself to a maximum of sixteen linear feet of cookbooks. At present I am at TWENTY-TWO linera feet.

  • Blogger Caro posted at 11:56 PM, April 27, 2007  
    At least you are managing to cull them. Every time I try, I find recipes I want to check out.

    It's an addiction and the worse part is I was eyeballing your pile.

    Of course if you do have an extra Thai cookbook that you didn't send to Tere...
  • Blogger Joke posted at 1:59 PM, April 28, 2007  
    SG & Sharon, please email me your mailing addresses.

    Caro...not very likely I'd give up my Thai cookbook.

    Badge, if'n I had one I'd send it to ya.

  • Blogger KitchenKiki posted at 6:45 PM, April 28, 2007  
    Hi Joke,
    If you have any Cuban or Caribbean cooking, we are planning to make that our next ethnic cuisine to focus on.
    So out of curiosity, what cookbooks are you keeping. (I always want to know what cookbooks people are addicted to)

    I'm working on frites on the grill, I may take some of your methods for prep as I try to perfect a recipe. As you are working on yours, you may want to try using a baking stone (preheated). I have been told that a stone is the only way to reheat fries.
  • Blogger Caro posted at 7:05 PM, April 28, 2007  
    As far as what Kitchenkiti said, can you reccomend a good Thai cookbook?

    I hate when I buy a cookbook and it turns out to be a dud. :)
  • Blogger KitchenKiki posted at 8:30 PM, April 28, 2007  
    PS-on the frite-
    I boil before I grill; today it was 10 minutes, which seemed a little long, maybe 7 (5 was too short)
    helps for the cooked through, but crispy on the outside.
    Will post more info if they turn out.

    For Caro-
    I like to check cookbooks out of the library. It gives a chance to review before I buy. If I only see one recipe in the whole book I like, I'll copy it & not buy the book.
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