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Favorite Out-of-print cookbooks

bogachuka Jun 19, 2007 04:58 PM

Hey, everyone. We're trying to round up a list of the 10 best out-of-print cookbooks and we wanted to know all your opinions. Wdyt?

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  1. Candy RE: bogachuka Jun 19, 2007 05:27 PM

    Sheila Hibben's American Regional Cookery. pub 1947. Never a big seller but a fascinating very sophisticated book for it's time.

    Marion Brown's Southern Cooking, Chapel Hil Press. my famiiy bible for cooking.

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      FoodisArt RE: bogachuka Jun 20, 2007 07:45 AM

      The Gold Cookbook....Louis P.DeGouy, Master Chef. This book was on my mother's shelf when I was a child and I would read it under the covers with a flashlight!! It was rather classic in technique but also very american. I learned loads about food from this book. I use it as reference mostly. In fact, although I still have the original from my mother, which is falling apart, my son found me a second copy on e-bay and gave it to me for Christmas. It came with a lovely note from the seller and the history of it being in her family.

      1. sheilal RE: bogachuka Jun 20, 2007 07:53 AM

        Meta Given's Modern Encyclopedia of Cooking - absolutely the best!

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          Lisbet RE: sheilal Jun 20, 2007 08:08 AM

          AMEN !!!! Years ago, when my children were small, I purchased a set of encyclopedias for them. As a bonus a 2 volume set of Meta Given's Modern Encyclopedia of Cooking was included in the purchase. These cookbooks have been my main source of reference for cooking all of my married life. I treasure these two volume cookbooks !

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          recipecollector78 RE: bogachuka Jun 20, 2007 08:05 AM

          The Wise Encylopedia of Cookery, pub. 194? [can't recall off hand]. I recived it as payment for helping a lady wih her grage sell among many other old cookbooks. Its a grat reference book.

          1. SilverlakeGirl RE: bogachuka Jun 20, 2007 05:19 PM

            Susan Costner's "Great Sandwiches". Good photos and great recipes!

            And, not sure if this is OOP but Gold & Fizdale Cookbook.

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