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
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.
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...
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.
Stomper Girl posted at 9:48 PM, April 26, 2007
Are there any nice baking books looking for a home?
Sharon posted at 11:46 PM, April 26, 2007
What about a nice bread book...? I promise to actually use it.
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...
BabelBabe posted at 8:12 AM, April 27, 2007
also, thank you for starting my morning with the Peppers.
Major Bedhead posted at 11:59 AM, April 27, 2007
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.
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.
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...
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.
KitchenKiki posted at 6:45 PM, April 28, 2007
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.
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. :)
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.
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.