You know you are addicted to cookbooks when...


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You know you are addicted to cookbooks when...

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Abr 15, 2011, 11:29 pm

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You know you are addicted to cookbooks when...

You sort cookbooks by 'publication date' at an online bookstore so that you can see what is coming out in 2012.

You add cookbooks coming out in 2012 to your growing wishlist.

Abr 17, 2011, 2:12 am

You don't even look at recipes much to cook anymore, but still browse and buy cookbooks to read.

Abr 18, 2011, 9:10 pm

You buy cookbooks based on the food in a restaurant that you would like to eat (not cook!)

Abr 19, 2011, 4:39 pm

Your favorite drinking game has to do with taking a drink every time a recipe (pre 1975 books) calls for MSG, canned cream of anything soup, canned meat, or gelatin.

Abr 19, 2011, 6:22 pm

or mayonnaise as my nieces & their husbands abhor!

Abr 21, 2011, 11:07 am

#4 - LOL! That wouldn't be a very long game! :)

Abr 22, 2011, 6:29 am

You join the "friends of the public library" group just so you can get the first look at the donated cookbooks on friends-only night.

Abr 23, 2011, 8:56 pm

you are at a booksale and go straight to the cookbooks and try to find the most strange or weirdest cookbooks you can find...

Abr 27, 2011, 11:54 am

it's a regular habit to read (but not necessarily cook from) cookbooks!

Maio 11, 2011, 3:47 pm

You buy them JUST to look at the pretty pictures. :)

Maio 12, 2011, 4:13 am

#10 - May I just say, I love your user name?

Maio 12, 2011, 1:02 pm

Ooooohhhh! I "second" #11 on #10's name!!! I wouldn't have noticed, except for that comment - made my day brighter reading it :)

Maio 12, 2011, 3:14 pm

You loan one and despair of getting it back soon enough, so buy another copy on the net! just did that---

Maio 12, 2011, 8:10 pm

You buy extras for everyone in the family for when they grow up and move-out on their own... even if they are years from that!

Maio 15, 2011, 8:48 pm

#15 - LOL, I've done that!

Editado: Maio 16, 2011, 6:09 pm

>14 SuseGordon: and 15 - Me too. Especially Complete Perfect Recipes (Silly title unless you know the history) by David Herbert.

Maio 20, 2011, 5:10 pm

Just looking at your shelves full of cookbooks is comforting.

Maio 30, 2011, 5:28 am

When you don't cook very often, your husband can't eat spicy things, but you still buy a cookbook called Curry Cuisine because the photos are lovely, it has histories of food and the recipes will be mouthwatering to read.

Maio 30, 2011, 7:43 pm

when you have over 450 and you keep buying them.

Maio 30, 2011, 8:53 pm

When you can't bear to get rid of the recipe pamphlet that came with the appliance you no longer own.

Maio 31, 2011, 11:41 am

#20 - oooo, that's bad.... :)

Jun 2, 2011, 12:45 am

Your bedside table has a pile of cookbooks but no novels.

Editado: Jun 2, 2011, 11:33 am

22 Amen to that.

Jul 13, 2011, 4:47 pm

Your friends go to estate sales and yard sales and bring back cookbooks for you!

Ago 21, 2011, 9:04 am

You still have some cooking magazines from 1990!

Ago 21, 2011, 11:47 am

... or bound ones from 1967.

Out 16, 2011, 8:40 pm

Your friends call you for a recipe instead of searching on Google. And you are a lifetime member on the website.

Out 17, 2011, 10:19 am

#27 by ACrain> i must be using the "wrong" cookbooks, because doesn't have most of them indexed. i've requested indexing, but it hasn't happened yet.

Out 29, 2011, 1:17 am

When you say to yourself 'I will have to buy yet another bookshelf for my cookbooks'.

Out 29, 2011, 5:21 am

...when you start to arrange your cookbooks by type so you can find the wanted one easier.

Out 29, 2011, 5:27 am

You think most of these things are just normal - Doesn't everyone have 500 or so cookbooks organized by topic, and keep buying more?

Nov 3, 2011, 8:25 pm

You discover that you have three copies of Julie Sahni's Classic Indian Vegetarian and Grain Cooking.

Nov 19, 2011, 7:17 pm


Nov 24, 2011, 9:43 am

AND three copies of Madhur Jaffrey's Invitation to Indian Cooking. Why? I have more cookbooks than shelves, so some cookbooks are boxed somewhat randomly, only to be rediscovered years later. I realize that this could be solved by a combination of improved organizational skills, more shelves, and a better memory. In any case, both Jaffrey's Invitation to Indian Cooking and Sahni's Indian Vegetarian and Grain Cooking are wonderful.

Nov 24, 2011, 10:09 am

#32, 34: Why don't you join BookMooch? Stuff both those books into an international flat rate envelope, send them to me ;-), have 6 points to get 6 other books.

Editado: Jan 25, 2012, 4:08 pm

When you seriously consider setting up an index (ingredients by recipe by book by page number) in order to find all your recipes for nabe, for pumpkin, for carrot cake, whatever. ...Ohhh I just read down the page and found the Eatyourbooks site. I will check that out.

Jan 26, 2012, 5:25 pm

When you move, you have just as many boxes for your cookbooks as you do for everything else in the kitchen (or more!).

Why do books have to be so HEAVY?!?!

Abr 26, 2012, 10:02 am

When your ideal birthday and Christmas gifts are bookshelves...because nobody can buy you books anymore, you already have most of them.

Maio 31, 2012, 12:00 am

#36 Indybooks

I have already created a database just like that so now I can go straight to the cookbook when I want a patricular recipe or ingredients.


Jun 6, 2012, 4:24 pm

When you want a particular recipe and KNOW you have the cookbook, but then you can't find it, so you buy another one. Then you buy a second copy, just to make sure you never lose it again. Of course, that's when the first copy shows up, so now you have three... and you're very happy to have all of them.

Ago 21, 2012, 7:07 pm

When people just unload all the cookbooks they have on your desk at work, and the notes they leave say "I have never touched this, it's yours."

Ago 22, 2012, 3:18 am

When you move house, and the first thing you unpack is a bookcase full of cookbooks.

Editado: Ago 22, 2012, 3:36 am

You donate several of the cookbooks you never use to the local library because you really don't have space for more than two tall bookcases of cookbooks, and you need space for the most recent acquisitions.

And one of the pile that you take to the computer to mark as no longer owned ends up back on the shelf - even though you have never cooked out of it, and know you never will. (But it is exactly the cookbook you needed 20 years ago, which counts for something. Doesn't it?)

Ago 23, 2012, 3:25 am

You adore cookbooks, but have no appetite.

Sadly, this is true. Darn that summer heat!

Editado: Out 22, 2012, 11:48 pm

leahbird #27 >Eat your books Is getting better. Cataloging more books, Have you noticed. They are including online sites with recipes .

Maio 14, 2013, 11:56 pm

How did you know?!

Maio 17, 2014, 9:34 pm

Love this post! Thanks for the giggle!

Editado: Maio 14, 2018, 6:53 am

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