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Nov 27, 2007 01:31 PM


I know this a few days premature, but I reserved the Martha Stewart Hors d"Oeuvres book from the library, and when I picked it up today, I realized that the December book will be Martha Stewart's Hors d'Oeuvres Handbook? Does anyone know if at least some of the recipes are the same in both books?
When I picked-up the book, Martha did look a bit dated (and younger) on the cover and I thought something might be amiss.
Do you think I should keep the book I got and I can keep-up with some of the recipes?
Thanks for any thoughts/input.

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  1. I really don't know. I do know that the "Classics" chapter has "previously published" recipes, but have no idea whether or not any would be from her earlier book. You could go on, do a "Search Inside the Book," and take a look at the index. This may be more trouble than it's worth since the index is very difficult to read--even on my large screen. But other than taking your library book to a bookstore and sitting down and checking one against the other, I don't know how you'd know which of the recipes in the earlier book might also be in the new one. Any chance of just reserving the new one from your library?

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    1. re: JoanN

      The table of contents is pretty easy to read on Amazon. Maybe bxgirl could check that.

    2. It occurs to me, bxgirl, that you probably won't be the only person who might prefer to cook from the old book rather than the newer one simply because they already have it or because they can get it more easily from their library. I think that if you want to cook from the older book you should go ahead and do so and simply start a thread with a title along the lines of "Martha Stewart's Hors d'Oeuvres (1992)" or something like that and post your results there. I was planning to add a "heads up" notice to the December master thread pointing out that there was an earlier title anyway, and I will add to that the suggestion that people start a new thread for the older book if they'd prefer to cook from that one. Would that work for you?

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      1. re: JoanN

        First of all, thank you for being so patient, and for responding so quickly and appropriately to my question.
        It would absolutely work for me if there were two threads,one for the older book and one for the newer book.
        Form the looks of it,(see Lulu'smom's post, below) I am not the only one who did this!!!

      2. Holy cow, you've made me realize I made the same mistake.

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        1. re: LulusMom

          Now I don't feel so stupid!! At least I am not the only one. I have good company.

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