Help me find lost cookbook, please.
- Quine Jan 20, 2008 06:12 PM
Back in the 80's I had one of those "sunset" type cookbooks that was all about Japanese cooking. While I had literally hundreds of cookbooks on my bookshelves, I liked the recipes from this one. Unfortunately, in a move, the new place burnt down and I lost all. And while many books I miss, this one I really miss! And I can't even find a reference to it!
WHat I am mostly looking for, is a recipe in it that made eggrolls. Thin egg omlettes, rolled and filled; just like "NYC eggrolls" dipped in a cornstarch (as I recall batter)that made the most heavenly dish! I have other recipes I want to have again from this book...Anyone know of it????
So sorry for your loss.. But thanks for the entertainment as I went to my bookshelf to see if I had it (and looked through some of these books... no wonder our Mom's hate to cook!)
Have you tryed looking at the library? I went to a library for the first time in decades, and they have lots of cookbooks.
Any idea if this is the book: Sunset Oriental Cook Book (Chinese, Japanese, Korean)?
A month or so ago, I posted on here a similar question for a neighbor who was missing a soup cookbook that was loaned out to someone, and never returned. My friend thought the name of the book was 'Soup's On', and that there were 2 women who wrote the book. I had a bunch of responses, which gave me information on some sites to find old cookbooks. Sure enough, I was able to find the right cookbook. I found a used copy, and it was delivered to NJ for less than $5! My friend is thrilled to have her favorite cookbook.
In fact, this weekend I ordered a used copy of The Frog-Commisary cookbook that I misplaced a few years ago. The total cost was $4.54, including shipping. What a great find. Here is a link to the site, and they do appear to have a Sunset book on 'Oriental Cooking'. Don't know if it is the same one; maybe you could email with some questions.
As a great collector of cookbooks, one my favorite places to find cookbooks EBAY, also they have used books on Amazon as well. Sometimes it takes me a while to find the book I want, but just a few weeks ago, I found a cookbook, that was a favorite of my mother's and her copy from 1967 was being held together by rubberbands, I got her a really good used copy on ebay and I am very pleased
There are other old cookbook sites - oldcookbooks.com, vintagecookbook.com....and I think there's another one that I've used several times (located an old pasta book, and the
old Farm Journal cookbooks - and will probably go looking for another called The Haphazard Gourmet sometime soon) - I think the old cook book sites might be faster/easier than ebay, but you could get lucky there, too.
Is this part of the recipe?
".....Egg wrappers. Whirl 7 eggs, 1 tablespoon each water and salad oil or sesame
oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon white pepper, and 1 teaspoon cornstarch
in a blender until smooth. You should have about 1 3/4 cups.
Heat a 12-inch frying pan over medium heat; add 1/2 teaspoon butter or
margarine and swirl to coat pan bottom. Pour in 1/4 cup egg mixture and tilt
pan to coat bottom evenly. Let cook until top is dry but bottom has not
quite started to brown (about 20 seconds). Remove from pan. Repeat, using
1/2 teaspoon butter and 1/4 cup batter for each wrapper; you should have
7round wrappers. Cut each wrapper in quarters to make 4 wedges each. If
made ahead, cover and refrigerate....."