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Do you own any 'unchowlike' cookbooks?

free sample addict aka Tracy L Aug 5, 2006 03:34 AM

Mine is Martin Yan's Everybody's Wokking. I really like the eggplant w/garlic sauce as it is easy to put together and tastes great. Some of the other recipes are easy knockoffs of other chinese dishes that might be good on a lazy night. Which cookbook do you own that we'd be surprised to find in your cookbook library?

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    LisaAZ Aug 6, 2006 07:08 AM

    Best Recipes From The Backs Of Boxes, Bottles, Cans And Jars
    by Ceil Dyer.

    Yahoo! No more searching for the recipe for Rotel dip or Mock Apple Pie :)

    1. Pei Aug 5, 2006 10:00 PM

      I have a cookbook called The Four Ingredient Cookbook because it was $5 and has gorgeous photos. Still, I love it because the recipes are simple and easily embellished.

      1. missclaudy Aug 5, 2006 08:08 PM

        I've been collecting paper cook book pamphlets from the 20' till the 50's for years.

        My faves are: Cakes Men Like (1950)

        How famous Chefs Use Marshmallows (1923)

        Prunes for Epicures 23 Intriguing Recipes(1933)

        The Best Toast I ever Tasted (1939

        Want any recipes anyone? How about Sausage Filled Prunes or Toast Shortcake?

        1. free sample addict aka Tracy L Aug 5, 2006 07:51 PM

          Point taken. I originally wanted to post "which embarassing cookbooks do you own?", but changed the topic at the last minute. Silly me.

          1. Gary Soup Aug 5, 2006 04:19 PM

            Somehow this thread reminds me of a Louis Armstrong quote. When someone asked him if he considered Jazz to be folk music, Satchmo said "All music is folk music. I ain't never heard no horse sing no song."

            I think all food that tastes good is Chowish. Even Quisp cereal.

            1. Candy Aug 5, 2006 04:15 PM

              Don DeLuise's Eat This. But the Chinese chicken salad in there is so good.

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                melly Aug 5, 2006 05:30 PM

                We have the video series of his..we love Dom DeLuise cause he so enjoys cooking and loves food. I love the one where he goes shopping with his mom in Little Italy in New York.

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                  AimeeP Aug 5, 2006 08:05 PM

                  I have to admit I like the Nancy Reagan's mushroom barley soup and eggplant to make a priest faint recipes from 'Eat This'. I bought the book about 15 years ago before I was much of a cook.

                  I also have "RAW" I've read it but doubt I'll every use it.

                2. pikawicca Aug 5, 2006 03:15 PM

                  "RAW the Uncookbook" Truly weird the way people are willing to torture food for hours, if not days, in order to avoid cooking it. This is a fascinating look into a food sub-culture that I find totally baffling.

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                    melly Aug 5, 2006 03:40 AM

                    Why is that unchowlike?

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