Thursday, May 02, 2013

Cookbook Corner

Admit it, Bitches. Some of you are cookbook addicts. Your drug of choice? Food porn.



You lust over the descriptions of mouth-watering recipes and close-up images.

Perhaps you don't even cook but you love to look!

We've asked you previously about which cookbooks you turn to time and time again for inspiration.

But today we're asking you which cookbooks turn you on?

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    1. Then you'll be wetting yourself with excitement to know that Mistress MJ has plans to post about kitchen gizmos in future.

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  2. I got a pile of those nasty "healthy" cookbooks from people after my heart attack..I would like to pen a rebuttal book called "No Salt, No Sugar, No F*@king Way!

    Find the middle path of moderation and go hard.

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    1. DONN: And don’t forget your daily pint of Guinness, which Mistress MJ considers the “fifth” food group.

      It’s heart healthy!

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  3. I have this cookery book, lovely recipe on page 136 for moist mincemeat tea loaf and I once made a nice carrot cake the recipe called for grated fresh carrots I used tinned ones instead, but it tasted alright. I often visit Delia online her recipes give me the fanny gallops. She once made a chocolate cake using leftover mashed potato, can you imagine that?

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    1. MITZI: I found Delia Smith’s Chocolate Potato Cake.

      Looks like it CAN be done but clearly, she is out of her mind.

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  4. Currently I am reading an autographed copy of ''Mountain Cooking'' by John Parris (1978), which presents each recipe with a short story about the family origin of the dish and the mountain settlement from which it came. I am a professional chef but I did need to brush up on my Bear & Dumplings, Possum Stew and Dilly Beans.

    My real, dependable porn is a copy of ''Larousse Gastronomique" that I keep under my mattress with a travel-size flask of Wesson Oil...

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    1. WALLY: Are you operating a roadkill restaurant?

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  5. I am completely hopeless. I have one cook book that is so old that it has hand drawn illustrations instead of photographs.
    I sometimes lust after the pictures of chocolate brownies in Good Housekeeping... which are placed at the back of the magazine, just after the health and fitness section.
    Sx

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    1. MISS SCARLET: Are they “special” brownies?

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    2. They could be made with extra herbs and spices :-)
      Sx

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    3. MISS SCARLET: Secret ingredients.

      Nudge nudge wink wink. Say no more.

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    4. I have "a friend" who might be interested in some of those brownies!

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    5. LX: If only Ms. Nations would pop ‘round. I’m sure she could whip up a batch.

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  6. I have a half bookshelf in my kitchen filled with various cookbooks that I love .... but my all time favorite, my "porn" is my Grandmothers original 1950 copy of Betty Crockers first picture cookbook. I love it so much because my Grandmother and then my Mother wrote notes in the margins, and stuffed in recipes of their own on index cards.

    I know, sappy.

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    1. BLAZNG SCARLET: The Infomaniac household runs thick with sap so you’re not alone.

      Mistress MJ treasures things that were passed down from generation to generation.

      Except perhaps the locks of human hair that I inherited. I’m not making this up.

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    2. A bit unnerving these things. The only artefacts I could never handle were Klosterarbeiten, all of them, but especially those made from human hair, her's a link

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    3. MAGO: There is a saying in English...

      "Idle hands are the Devil's workshop."

      The nuns would not have time to get into trouble making Klosterarbeiten.

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  7. my absolute fave!

    what's great about it is that
    no matter which meal you fix,
    dessert is always a pie in the kisser.

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    1. Florida Orange Meringue, one presumes...

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    2. NORMA: It gives me great pleasure to post the Anita Bryant pie face moment.

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  8. We have hundreds of cookbooks (the other half is a chef) from Larousse to Alice B Toklas to Delia, but I can't say that any of them give me the horn. He cooks, I eat. Simple. Jx

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    1. JON: It must give you the horn that your other half cooks.

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    2. I make no comment. Jx

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    3. JON: Silence speaks louder than words.

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  9. I've only just found out it exists, but James Tanner Takes 5 is a cook book that turns me on.

    Well, the front cover does, anyway.

    OK, so really, just James Tanner.

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    1. MR. DeVICE: I’m picturing you, James Tanner and a sticky toffee pudding.

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    2. ...and a spotted dick.

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    3. Mr Tanner does look like he'd know how to pipe his thick cream all over one's cheesecake... Jx

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    4. No wonder you are in lust Mr DeVice...
      His pasty arms match your own...

      And... I want to see the pictures of him "taking five"

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    5. JON: You’re the new Kenneth Williams!

      PRINNY: I’d like to introduce Mr. DeVice to Mr. Tanner…

      “Pasty Arms, meet Pastry Arms.”

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    6. Mister Tanner turns me on too!

      Pity he only Takes 5....

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