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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:31 pm    Post subject: Your favourite cookery books  Reply with quote

You must all have your favourite cookery books , bring your favourites to the attention of other members and possibly do a short book review.

Please feel free to continue to add as many books to this thread as you like as a useful resource to both the experienced and inexperienced.  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

O.K. this may not be well recieved but the cookery book I actually recommend people who want to learn to cook  to buy is
     The BE-RO Book
First published in the 1920's as a way to encourage house wives to purchase more Be-ro flour it rapidly became the book of choice for young girls learning to cook or mother in laws who wanted to ensure the young bride could feed her son.
 For baking I have yet to find a better basic guide.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I honestly couldn't name a favourite, I've too many to pick from but for a good read, Food in England by Dorothy Hartley.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would that be J R Hartley,s missus      
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=hj3B0mR8LAg
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bimbler wrote:
O.K. this may not be well recieved but the cookery book I actually recommend people who want to learn to cook  to buy is
     The BE-RO Book
First published in the 1920's as a way to encourage house wives to purchase more Be-ro flour it rapidly became the book of choice for young girls learning to cook or mother in laws who wanted to ensure the young bride could feed her son.
 For baking I have yet to find a better basic guide.


I second that Bimbler, my mum gave me hers years ago and it was one of the very first. It has since been lost but have got myself another, i use it again and again and my daughters have also started using it.

I have lots of other books and tend to adapt recipes to suit.  If i had to pick one it would be "Country Harvest" by Linda Burgess and Rosamund Richardson.  It's full of recepes for jams, chutneys, breads and cakes and has been used again and again.  There are lots of photos as well and easy to follow recipes along with a useful help section to each chapter.  

It also has wine and cordial recipes, so would have to get the vote as my favourite. Link below:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Country-H...oks&qid=1232215766&sr=1-3

Claire
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plonker.

       
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of all the books on my shelves, Leiths Cookery Bible is generally the first I reach for seeking inspiration.
It is now simply referred to as 'the bible' by all in this household which makes me feel I am perhaps neglecting my families spiritual needs.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Difficult decision but most used has to be Dairy Book of Home Cookery - my Mum bought me one in the 70s when we married and I have since bought the 80s & 90's versions - great for basic stuff.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

welsh lamb wrote:
Difficult decision but most used has to be Dairy Book of Home Cookery - my Mum bought me one in the 70s when we married and I have since bought the 80s & 90's versions - great for basic stuff.


OT i know, but did you know the Dairy Book of Home Management published in the 80s was edited by Neil Tennant of The Pet Shop Boys

isn't trivia wonderful - I'll get my coat

my recommendation for a cookbook would be Meat by HFW and as a general reference I love Larrousse
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Larrousse


Probally the ONLY ref. book of any worth but a bit pricey outside the sales.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bazzer wrote:
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Larrousse


Probally the ONLY ref. book of any worth but a bit pricey outside the sales.


Larousse happens to be my favourite, because of its ideas stance rather  than a lecture.  We got ours in four paperback volumes for a tenner I believe, a couple of years ago.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anything by Nigel Slater, followed by Hugh fearnley whittingstall and Val Warner
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I obviously know the middle guy but I'm not familiar with the other two. i've looked them up on ABE books.


http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet...y=3&sts=t&tn=nigel+slater
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nigel Slater has a series on bbc at the moment  and Valentine Warner has just finished one.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found this book when looking for a book just about biscuits and its lovely. Have tried several of the recipes and they are delicious. Even OH who isn't really a biscuit fan likes them:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cookie-Ma...oks&qid=1258742320&sr=8-1

Have now ordered some edible glitter (never knew it existed before) to try some different kind of decorating

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