Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cookbook Corner

With the Kitchen Queen Contest deadline just two weeks away, we know you must be pouring over your favourite cookbooks, looking for inpsiration.



And that's why we here at Infomaniac want to know...

Which cookery books do YOU turn to time and time again?

Tell us about some of your faves.

43 comments:

  1. I get a creepy sort of Hansel and Gretel vibe from Fanny and Johnnie.

    PS: Did I win yet?

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    1. "Happy Cooking Children"...this just proves why commas matter.

      *ignores PS*

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    2. "don't let my timmy overcook!"

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  2. Resistance is futile, isn't it?
    Sx

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    1. Ahem...

      Where is the Smeg?

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    2. My thoughts went into the same direction, MsScarlet ...

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  3. I will take a pic of storage solutions for ingredients and other things.
    Sx

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    1. Excellent.

      Now is ANYONE going to discuss cookbooks?

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  4. fanny and johnny were sweethearts.

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  5. Perhaps we'll just open up the comment section to FANNY JOKES today seeing as no one wants to stick to the topic!

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  6. Kabuki does enjoy the lovely cookbooks of Julia Child. Joy of Cooking is kabuki's go to reference. Kabuki cannot and will not tolerate Paula Deen, Rachel Ray, guy fiero, or Bobby Flay. Martha Stewart is just silly. No one can ever replace graham Kerr.
    Ps did kabuki win?

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    1. kabuki needs to submit an actual RECIPE in order to win.

      Perhaps you are heating something up under your kimono as we speak?

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    2. You rock and are 10000 times of awesome. I too am a Graham Kerr fan and am surgically attached to my 'Joy'. Ditto on Rachel, Paula, Guy, Bobby and Martha, whose recipes never work. POOP on them is what I say. Daily.

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  7. What is 'Martha Stewart'? It seems to be everywhere and do everything. But it seems to be afraid to set foot in the UK.
    Sx

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    1. She was on "This Morning" a couple of weeks ago making pecan pie, Eamon Holmes said it looked like doggie doos.

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    2. Where are Brits supposed to get pecans?

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    3. I misread that, and thought we were discussing "pelicans". But then, I am drinking cider. Jx

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    4. JON: Strongbow?

      The rust remover of ciders?

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    5. I'm not blokey enough to drink that battery acid! A nice mouthful of Gaymers for me! Jx

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  8. Brith Emeth Temple cookbook from 1968. With recipes like "hamburger on the grille" how can one go bad?

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    1. Brith Emeth Temple?

      I thought she was an evangelist.

      Oh wait…that’s Aimee Semple McPherson.

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  9. The thing my mother got at her wedding in the fifties; its basically by Dr. Oethker; the important things are the notes, receipes, variants by any cooking family member like mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother, diverse aunts and friends.
    I sometimes have a look at a nice picture book called "Internationale Spezialitäten", from the late eighties I guess; includes sweets and Torten too.
    And there is socalled "Schwäbisches Kochbuch" ("Suebian Cookbook") for occaisons I want to kill by calories.
    A vegetarian one with pictures from the nineties. Oh, and the illustrated aldi-magazine of course.

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    1. 444 bewährte Rezepte und ausgesuchte Spezialitäten, einfach in der Zubereitung, raffiniert zusammengestellt und stets originalschwäbisch, damit alle die für Schwaben kochen, das Richtige treffen: Suppen, Soßen, Fleischgerichte, Aufläufe, Gemüse, Salate, Schnellgerichte, Nachspeisen, Backstubengeheimnisse; Von den Spätzle und Maultaschen bis zum Brot aus dem Blumentopf.

      Ja?

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    2. Nein.
      Sorry to disappoint you:
      This one, by Ursula Grüninger, 1. Auflage Stuttgart 1979.

      They love their calories in Suebia ...

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  10. I have some old cook book that has a recipe for squirrel pie... and it has other weird recipes, one of which requires six gallons of gin. I will hunt it out tomorrow as I don't refer to it often.
    Sx

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    1. One is not often called upon to bake squirrel pie, is one?

      A Fray Bentos pie, perhaps.

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  11. Six gallons of gin is how you make LX. Hee Hee

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  12. Too bad about Fanny's scoliosis.

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    1. Scoliosis?

      I thought it was gas.

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  13. All my buns come out the oven looking like Fanny's.

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    1. Do you smother your buns in fanny batter, Mitzi?

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  14. Fanny is the guy on the left, eh?

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    1. I'm quite certain you've never seen Fanny up close and personal, have you, Jon?

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    2. So, I'm a retard... toujours bon à savoir!

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  15. BITCHES: Has anyone noticed that Fanny and Johnnie are luring the little children into the oven with a CLOWN?

    Look on the oven door!

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    1. hadn't noticed that!

      okay, i've heard of surf & turf,
      but what do you call clown & lobster?

      circus & surf?

      baked stuffed bozo?

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  16. Le Guide Culinaire...

    I guess that makes me a bitch, so, I must be in the right place!

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    1. No matter how you dress it up, "les grits" are still grits.

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