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    sf Guest

    Default Eat Your Books


    I just ran across a mention of this in a food blog... what a good
    idea! http://www.eatyourbooks.com/?ReturnUrl=%2fmy-eyb Of course if
    I bought it, that would mean I'd have to put my cookbooks in some sort
    of organizational state where I'd be able to put my hands on the ones
    I needed without pulling my hair out first.

    --
    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

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    Becca Guest

    Default Re: Eat Your Books

    On 6/12/2010 12:33 PM, sf wrote:
    > I just ran across a mention of this in a food blog... what a good
    > idea! http://www.eatyourbooks.com/?ReturnUrl=%2fmy-eyb Of course if
    > I bought it, that would mean I'd have to put my cookbooks in some sort
    > of organizational state where I'd be able to put my hands on the ones
    > I needed without pulling my hair out first.
    >


    Can you imagine Christine Dabney with all of her cookbooks???

    Becca

  3. #3
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Eat Your Books

    On Sat, 12 Jun 2010 13:43:48 -0500, Becca <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 6/12/2010 12:33 PM, sf wrote:
    > > I just ran across a mention of this in a food blog... what a good
    > > idea! http://www.eatyourbooks.com/?ReturnUrl=%2fmy-eyb Of course if
    > > I bought it, that would mean I'd have to put my cookbooks in some sort
    > > of organizational state where I'd be able to put my hands on the ones
    > > I needed without pulling my hair out first.
    > >

    >
    > Can you imagine Christine Dabney with all of her cookbooks???
    >

    In a way, she'd have it easy because she moves them so much.
    Organizing would be part of unpacking.

    --
    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

  4. #4
    Lew Hodgett Guest

    Default Re: Eat Your Books


    "sf" wrote:

    > I just ran across a mention of this in a food blog... what a good
    > idea! http://www.eatyourbooks.com/?ReturnUrl=%2fmy-eyb Of course
    > if
    > I bought it, that would mean I'd have to put my cookbooks in some
    > sort
    > of organizational state where I'd be able to put my hands on the
    > ones
    > I needed without pulling my hair out first.

    ---------------------------------------
    Start putting your favorite recipes into individual NotePad files
    stored in a Directory(Folder) named Food.

    Can also download recipes and store as NotePad files.

    Use search to recall a particular recipe.

    Goodbye hard copy cook books before you know it.

    Lew




  5. #5
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Eat Your Books

    On Sat, 12 Jun 2010 20:37:11 -0700, "Lew Hodgett"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > "sf" wrote:
    >
    > > I just ran across a mention of this in a food blog... what a good
    > > idea! http://www.eatyourbooks.com/?ReturnUrl=%2fmy-eyb Of course
    > > if
    > > I bought it, that would mean I'd have to put my cookbooks in some
    > > sort
    > > of organizational state where I'd be able to put my hands on the
    > > ones
    > > I needed without pulling my hair out first.

    > ---------------------------------------
    > Start putting your favorite recipes into individual NotePad files
    > stored in a Directory(Folder) named Food.
    >
    > Can also download recipes and store as NotePad files.
    >
    > Use search to recall a particular recipe.
    >
    > Goodbye hard copy cook books before you know it.
    >

    I already have a folder on my C drive called "recipes" with subfolders
    filled with recipes. Guess you didn't comprehend the premise of the
    software/web site... whatever it is.

    --
    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

  6. #6
    Lew Hodgett Guest

    Default Re: Eat Your Books


    "sf" wrote:

    > I already have a folder on my C drive called "recipes" with
    > subfolders
    > filled with recipes. Guess you didn't comprehend the premise of the
    > software/web site... whatever it is.

    --------------------------------------
    Doesn't appear to do anything that a string search of your "Recipes"
    directory (folder) would accomplish or even an online Google sttring
    search.

    Lew



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    sf Guest

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    On Sat, 12 Jun 2010 23:12:29 -0700, "Lew Hodgett"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > "sf" wrote:
    >
    > > I already have a folder on my C drive called "recipes" with
    > > subfolders
    > > filled with recipes. Guess you didn't comprehend the premise of the
    > > software/web site... whatever it is.

    > --------------------------------------
    > Doesn't appear to do anything that a string search of your "Recipes"
    > directory (folder) would accomplish or even an online Google sttring
    > search.
    >

    You can search your cookbook recipes the same way a search engine
    does. When you find what you want, instead of opening up a web site,
    you'd go to the appropriate cookbook and look at the recipe.

    --
    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

  8. #8
    Lew Hodgett Guest

    Default Re: Eat Your Books


    "sf" wrote:


    > You can search your cookbook recipes the same way a search engine
    > does. When you find what you want, instead of opening up a web
    > site,
    > you'd go to the appropriate cookbook and look at the recipe.

    -----------------------------------------
    Assuming you have hard copy cook books.

    Once it's in software, who needs a hardcopy?

    Lew

    > --
    > Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.




  9. #9
    Cindy Fuller Guest

    Default Re: Eat Your Books

    In article <h0h716hobbrg8gnb0heruov[email protected]>,
    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I just ran across a mention of this in a food blog... what a good
    > idea! http://www.eatyourbooks.com/?ReturnUrl=%2fmy-eyb Of course if
    > I bought it, that would mean I'd have to put my cookbooks in some sort
    > of organizational state where I'd be able to put my hands on the ones
    > I needed without pulling my hair out first.


    This is how I find a cookbook in my collection. I admit I'm probably
    way behind Christine and Ginny in terms of cookbooks, but 520 is still a
    decent number. I have a FileMaker Pro database that lists my cookbooks
    and their locations in the bookshelves around the house. Although SO
    would beg to differ, there is a method to my madness. Each bookshelf is
    arranged around various classifications: vegetarian, baking, and
    Southern occupy one bookshelf; all of my international cookbooks a
    second. There is one shelf in another bookcase devoted to BBQ/grilling
    cookbooks. SO can find this shelf easily. When I cull cookbooks, I
    will delete them from the database. I also have separate databases for
    recipes in various books and my files that I've tested with major
    ingredients and critiques.

    Although going paperless sounds like a wonderful option in theory, my
    experience with online recipe websites is mixed. Some of them are
    poorly edited, or call for ingredients I refuse to use. You should have
    seen some of the dreck my former students found online for their recipe
    modification projects years ago. Technology has a place in my batterie
    de cuisine, but there's no substitute for thumbing through cookbooks by
    trustworthy authors.

    Cindy

    --
    C.J. Fuller

    Delete the obvious to email me

  10. #10
    Christopher Helms Guest

    Default Re: Eat Your Books

    On Jun 13, 2:49*am, "Lew Hodgett" <sails.m...@verizon.net> wrote:
    > "sf" wrote:
    > > You can search your cookbook recipes the same way a search engine
    > > does. *When you find what you want, instead of opening up a web
    > > site,
    > > you'd go to the appropriate cookbook and look at the recipe.

    >
    > -----------------------------------------
    > Assuming you have hard copy cook books.
    >
    > Once it's in software, who needs a hardcopy?
    >
    > Lew



    I love my books. I don't have anything against technology, but there
    is an earthiness about books that I love and wouldn't trade for all
    the software and Kindles in the world.

  11. #11
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Eat Your Books

    Lew Hodgett wrote:
    > "sf" wrote:
    >
    >> I just ran across a mention of this in a food blog... what a good
    >> idea! http://www.eatyourbooks.com/?ReturnUrl=%2fmy-eyb Of course
    >> if
    >> I bought it, that would mean I'd have to put my cookbooks in some
    >> sort
    >> of organizational state where I'd be able to put my hands on the
    >> ones
    >> I needed without pulling my hair out first.

    > ---------------------------------------
    > Start putting your favorite recipes into individual NotePad files
    > stored in a Directory(Folder) named Food.
    >
    > Can also download recipes and store as NotePad files.
    >
    > Use search to recall a particular recipe.
    >
    > Goodbye hard copy cook books before you know it.
    >
    > Lew
    >

    I'll take all of the interesting discards!

    --
    Jean B.

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