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Old 03-30-2012, 09:09 AM   #1
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I have such a cookbook addiction...

It's actually worse than my kitchen appliance obsession. I just bought all the books written by Marlene Koch, her's aren't all necessarily low-carb but the ones I've looked at can be adapted.

Now I've got my sights set on the George Stella books. I've got one but I think I'll order the new today.

Sheesh....I'm going to need a bigger bookshelf

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Old 03-30-2012, 09:19 AM   #2
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So do I!! I have the low carb baking book, Sugar wars, atkins, south beach, dana carpenders 500 and 500 more... plus NUMNEROUS regular cookbooks I love to bake and I coont help it!! Cookie cookbooks are also a weakness!
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:58 AM   #3
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So do I!! I have the low carb baking book, Sugar wars, atkins, south beach, dana carpenders 500 and 500 more... plus NUMNEROUS regular cookbooks I love to bake and I coont help it!! Cookie cookbooks are also a weakness!
I love cookie cookbooks too but I also got on a cupcake cookbook kick (say that three time fast, LOL) last fall after taking cake decorating classes. I know I used to have Dana Carpenders 500 Low-Carb Recipes cookbook but I've either misplaced it or let someone borrow it and never got it back.
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:12 AM   #4
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Count me in!

Love, love, love cookbooks! Just received Nourished by Judy Barnes Baker this week and also Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day. On my Kindle, I have Eat Fat, Lose Fat and the final few chapters are recipes!

Although Artisan Pizza is not LC, I am starting to have enough confidence in my LC baking to try yeast applications. I felt that this would be a good start, and I wanted to see the various topping combinations. I especially like flatbread pizza when I go out so if I start making them at home, maybe I will be able to resist when I am out.

My wish list at the book internet company always have lots of cookbooks on it.
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:28 AM   #5
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i'm a cookbook addict too, but i ones with pictures
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i'm a cookbook addict too, but i ones with pictures
I second that. The photo make all the difference in the world! (Expensive to publish, but I love them)
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Yep! I have TONS of cookbooks of ALL types! I have some really old cookbook "encyclopedia" volumes that are fun to look at. I think there are 26 of them in all.

I even weeded through my collection and gave away several boxes a couple years back - but have SHELVES full of them!
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I second that. The photo make all the difference in the world! (Expensive to publish, but I love them)
I hear that it's expensive but I'd so pay more for a cookbook with nummy photos lol!!
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:26 PM   #9
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When I was vegan I accumulated over 40 vegan cookbooks. Whew!

Now my shelf is rife with low-carb cookbooks, including many of the old, beautifully photographed Adkins cookbooks you used to be able get in the grocery store. I just ordered two more Stella cookbooks because he gives calorie counts as well as carbs and suggestions for lightening up recipes.

Does anybody remember "Low Carb Energy" magazines? I have a small collection of those, but they don't publish them any more. Their new mag is called "She Knows" and just has for the most part, low calorie recipes, not low carb.

I got a free Weight Watchers cookbook from the Dr. OZ show on a very rare day that I turned it on. Gorgeous photos, but the recipes are full of white flour and sugar, just like old style recipes. They just cut each thing into about twice as many servings to bring down the calories.

What's your favorite low carb recipe book?
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:29 PM   #10
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I once belonged to a Cook Book Club.. I love cookbooks..alot.
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What's your favorite low carb recipe book?
My current purchased favorite is Low-Carbing Among Friends but my all-time favorite is my own that I've made from recipes posted on here and other websites with my changes and additions written all over them, plus a few food stains here and there, LOL.

I decided to take a quick trip to a Goodwill for my lunch break and lo and behold there was a copy of Dana Carpender's 500 Low-Carb Recipes for $2.50. That's the one I did have but can't find, now I can find it . Also bought a older Mexican food cookbook and then popped into the used bookstore next to it and bought three more. Two are those recipe collection cookbooks that different organizations put together, I love those to read at night, and one is a little one about Indian Cooking, really interesting.

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Old 03-30-2012, 12:40 PM   #12
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LOL Pam! Me too, but I've calmed down through the years and gave a ton of my cookbooks away when I left Canada. I still enjoy the ones I have though, which is plenty! - when I have time - which is not too often these days. These days I love the internet resource of blogs for recipes. Awesome!
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Believe it or not, so do me and my wife. I need to go thru and get rid of half of them. Today, I was revamping my desk and found A Complete Low Carb Life by Chef Gregory Pryor. It looks like I have some reading to do. lol
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:21 PM   #14
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Well Nigel!

I found out six months ago that you actually cook...

Now I find you have a wife....What else ?

Is that handsome canine your dog?

Something new going on here all of the time.

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Old 03-30-2012, 11:32 PM   #15
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Cookbooks

About 7 years ago I had every book WW ever published.
Then I had all of Joanna Lund's cookbooks
I am not counting pamphlets, circulars, or booklets.
And countless more. I cleaned them all outta here.
Plus church cookbooks (y'all know what I am talking about)
Don't forget every County has it's Woman's League Cookbooks.
Every state in the union that I visited I had a cookbook for.
Every trip to Disneyland, a few cookbooks.
Then there was that guy on TV, can't think of his name Cookbooks.
Then I began "Thrifting" my way through books.
Most of these are history.

Now I am collecting LC cookbooks.
I need to stop now and get ready for my
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I love this thread. Most of my cookbookitis focuses on Southern style and baking. I also acquired quite a few on Austrian torte/desserts. If I see any vintage books I grab those up too like the one on hamburger from the 60's.
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:18 AM   #17
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I do the internet searches, too, for recipes -- most of the time, in fact. I have a boxful of cookbooks to take to the used book store sitting on the floor of my computer room right now. Funny thing is, almost any time I search for a low carb recipe, I always get a bunch of hits from LCF. We're that good!
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Well then! I can't help but exploit you! My daughter's cookbook The Brokeass Gourmet Cookbookis coming out May 15th and is available for preorder on amazon and B&N!! Not LC, but FAB!!
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Just got my two new Stella cookbooks -- can't wait to peruse them and try some of the recipes. I've loved using the ones from "Eating Stella Style" which I have had out from the library for the past 3 weeks!

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Well then! I can't help but exploit you! My daughter's cookbook The Brokeass Gourmet Cookbookis coming out May 15th and is available for preorder on amazon and B&N!! Not LC, but FAB!!
Oh my goodness, I looked up the cookbook and her blog. Her recipes look and sound divine! There are a good number of recipes on her blog that are low-carb, too. I should think her cookbook would be great to have, even if the recipes aren't necessarily low-carb! Thanks for pointing her out to us, and congratulations, Mom!
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Downsizing your house in retirement is difficult. I sold or gave away 3/4 of mine. All I have now are Indian, Middle Eastern and Italian cookbooks (and Jennifer's cookbooks), maybe a dozen total.

On the other hand, truth be told, I have 20 huge 3-ring binders (bulging at the seams) of recipes of my own, some I've collected from friends and many surfing LC sites on the net, since beginning LC'ing 3 years ago. So maybe I'm not totally over my addiction, huh?

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I, too, have several notebooks-full of recipes, organized by "vegan", "low carb", etc. But nearly all of the recipes are on my computer, now, and backed up on a hard drive, so maybe I can throw away those moldering old notebooks!
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Oh my I adore them. LOL, don't tell anyone, but they are about the only "books" I have energy or time to read these days. I rationalize it by telling myself it's for my "future business" as I hope to become a food writer for real one day - not just play with it as I'm doing now.

I get most of mine at thrift stores and garage sales. I just found a Craig Claiborne cookbook from the late 60s I can't wait to start reading!
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I have a major cookbook addiction. Now it is allergies, LC, and Gluten Free.

Major Blog obssesions, I know I;m not done. Another weakness Italian cookbooks.

I'm going to the thrift store to look at cookbooks.

I've Dr. Atkins orginal cookbooks. I got rid of many but still have many.
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I collect old cookbooks and am amazed at the foods they ate back in the 1800's.Blech... to some of them!! I also have added food magazines to my reading fun. Ones with photos. I LOVE the Food Network magazine. I try to adapt some of the recipes to my way of eating. The photos are fantastic.
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I found out six months ago that you actually cook...

Now I find you have a wife....What else ?

Is that handsome canine your dog?

Something new going on here all of the time.
Hi Barbo,
Yep, that's my dog and I have a couple more. He's the only boy dog though and he's very smart--he understands everything I say. Oh yeah, he looks just like me. lol

sungoddess, I like the cookbooks with pictures better too - the pictures inspire me to cook more than just a recipe.

I have been perusing The Passionate Vegetarian, over 1000 recipes and most of them inviting. I have a big list of things to try.

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Sungoddess, I love the "speciality" cake that is in each FNM. I can't wait for the opportune time to try the one that looks like a pencil. My grandkids loved it. I may make it for their school end of year party.

I have all of Jen's cookbooks one of Dana Carpenters and many other HC books. I had to get rid of a lot when making a cross country move. I love reading them and buying at thrift stores and garage sales.

I have tomes on Bread making!! Guess those will never be used again.
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Sungoddess, I love the "speciality" cake that is in each FNM. I can't wait for the opportune time to try the one that looks like a pencil. My grandkids loved it. I may make it for their school end of year party.
I love those too!! Haven't made one yet, but they are delightful!!
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I forgot about one of my latest. I received 'Essential Pepin' for Christmas. He has lots of recipes that either are low carb or could easily be made LC.

Goggle Jacques Pepin - Essential Pepin and you can watch him make some of them. He comes on Public TV here. He's an oldie but goodie I love to watch him and Julie Child together - they crack me up.
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