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Old 07-16-2010, 01:43 AM
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Collecting Cookbooks

I have been collecting cookbooks for years and the collection shows it. I have several bookcases full and a custom built cabinet that houses my 3 drawer 3 x 5 card files. I have tried to down size several times with not much luck. When DH's or my diet changes that helps let some go. Do you collect cookbooks and how do you display them? Do you stick to one room or have them throughout the house? (Mine are in every room and I even use some as risers for table lamps).
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:35 AM
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I love cookbooks and use most of what I have. I have a ton of them. I have most of them in my kitchen on shelves in my kitchen. My favorite cookbook is the Better Homes and Gardens.
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:42 AM
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I collect cookbooks, too! I have many of them in a tall bookshelf but I also have many packed away in storage. My apt. isn't big enough for the storage of all of them. I like to read cookbooks like books. lol!

I use the library to check out many new cookbooks, too!!
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:51 AM
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I have mine in one tall bookcase in the corner of the living room. I love collecting old cookbooks from the 60s and 70s. Also like cookbooks that tell stories of a place...like Juniors and New Yorker cookbooks. Also love anything by Gooseberry and Taste of Home. I have lots of Taste of home magazines. I have a file for recipies I cut out of magazines....

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Old 07-30-2010, 04:32 AM
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I used to get Taste of Home, Quick Cooking, and Simple & Delicious mags, but have discontinued them. I tore apart each one, put them in a plastic sleeve and then into binders. I have 14 - 3" binders full plus a stack 2 feet tall of the mags I am behind in doing this with. I loved the mags, but had to cut back on mags somewhere and I figured with that many of those it was time to stop! lol
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:02 PM
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chuckle cookbooks

I also have been collecting cookbooks for many years. My daughter says if I bring another one home she is going to scream and of course I have one reciepe out of each book that I have. When my grandmother died I got all of her handwritten cookbooks and been since trying to copy some of them down You see they are written in part enghish and part danish so it is taking me awile but I love every minute of
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Old 08-06-2010, 05:56 PM
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I have a Hoosier hutch that is full of cookbooks and two bookcases plus boxes of Wilton books
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Old 08-07-2010, 04:56 AM
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Oh a Hoosier! I just love all of them! I bought an ols vone that was in someone's barn in pieces and reassembled it, painted and now have it in my kitchen. I use it for my spices and the enamel counter is perfect for cooling baked goods on! Funny though, I don't have room for any of my cookbooks on it! lol
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When my grandmother died I got all of her handwritten cookbooks and been since trying to copy some of them down You see they are written in part enghish and part danish so it is taking me awile but I love every minute of

I hope you are preserving the handwritten ones too! I had a handwritten recipe my grandmother sent me in the early 70's that I had matted and framed. It hangs in my kitchen along with all the cooking smears on it from use many years ago. I truly cherish it and just love for the reminder of my grandmother!
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yes I am preserving the handwritten one. every once in awile i run across one that i remember my grandma making and can smell it makes me smile. the only thing i have a problem with is a handful of this , abit of that and ect
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