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  1. #1
    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default New Cookbooks on Their Way

    I have wanted to own Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French
    Cooking for a long time, but haven't gotten around to getting it. Well,
    I got one of those Good Cook offers in the mail and decided to have
    another go at it. I've had pretty good luck with them in the past, even
    though their shipping is outrageous. I have a strategy of how I pick
    the books I want, then buy something that interests me, but is
    inexpensive to fulfill my obligation with them.

    Well, this time, I did a search for MAFC, and found it. It is a new
    printing with pictures from the stupid movie on the cover, but it is the
    same book for a dollar. I also ordered Rustic Fruit Desserts, Artisan
    Bread in Five Minutes a Day, Forgotten Skills of Cooking and The
    Backyard Homestead, for half off and to cut down on the number of books
    I have to buy later (it was $9.48 after the discount). So, five books
    for the price of one: $27.18. Not too shabby, I think. That's a
    little less than $5.50 each.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

  2. #2
    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: New Cookbooks on Their Way

    On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 11:48:40 -0700, Ranée at Arabian Knits
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    I also ordered Rustic Fruit Desserts,

    I got that book a few months ago, and the desserts in there look
    fabulous. It has had good reviews, if I remember correctly..but I
    haven't gotten around to making anything from there yet.

    Right now, the book is packed away in the back of my van..in one of 3
    boxes of cookbooks.

    Let us know if you try something from there..I am interested to hear
    how it is..

    Christine
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

  3. #3
    gloria.p Guest

    Default Re: New Cookbooks on Their Way

    Ranée at Arabian Knits wrote:
    > I have wanted to own Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French
    > Cooking for a long time, but haven't gotten around to getting it. Well,
    > I got one of those Good Cook offers in the mail and decided to have
    > another go at it. I've had pretty good luck with them in the past, even
    > though their shipping is outrageous. I have a strategy of how I pick
    > the books I want, then buy something that interests me, but is
    > inexpensive to fulfill my obligation with them.
    >
    > Well, this time, I did a search for MAFC, and found it. It is a new
    > printing with pictures from the stupid movie on the cover, but it is the
    > same book for a dollar. I also ordered Rustic Fruit Desserts, Artisan
    > Bread in Five Minutes a Day, Forgotten Skills of Cooking and The
    > Backyard Homestead, for half off and to cut down on the number of books
    > I have to buy later (it was $9.48 after the discount). So, five books
    > for the price of one: $27.18. Not too shabby, I think. That's a
    > little less than $5.50 each.
    >



    Not bad, but I have recently begun looking in thrift stores for
    cookbooks. They are usually ~$2.50. I have seen MAFC plus a ton
    of various Frugal Gourmet titles. Many of the cookbooks look as if they
    have never been opened. I bought MFK Fisher's "The Art of Eating" and
    Julia CHild's "My Life in France" (not strictly a cookbook) for $1 each.

    gloria p

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    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Re: New Cookbooks on Their Way

    In article <hogp4k$592$[email protected]>,
    "gloria.p" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Ranée at Arabian Knits wrote:
    > > I have wanted to own Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French
    > > Cooking for a long time, but haven't gotten around to getting it. Well,
    > > I got one of those Good Cook offers in the mail and decided to have
    > > another go at it. I've had pretty good luck with them in the past, even
    > > though their shipping is outrageous. I have a strategy of how I pick
    > > the books I want, then buy something that interests me, but is
    > > inexpensive to fulfill my obligation with them.
    > >
    > > Well, this time, I did a search for MAFC, and found it. It is a new
    > > printing with pictures from the stupid movie on the cover, but it is the
    > > same book for a dollar. I also ordered Rustic Fruit Desserts, Artisan
    > > Bread in Five Minutes a Day, Forgotten Skills of Cooking and The
    > > Backyard Homestead, for half off and to cut down on the number of books
    > > I have to buy later (it was $9.48 after the discount). So, five books
    > > for the price of one: $27.18. Not too shabby, I think. That's a
    > > little less than $5.50 each.

    >
    > Not bad, but I have recently begun looking in thrift stores for
    > cookbooks. They are usually ~$2.50. I have seen MAFC plus a ton
    > of various Frugal Gourmet titles. Many of the cookbooks look as if they
    > have never been opened. I bought MFK Fisher's "The Art of Eating" and
    > Julia CHild's "My Life in France" (not strictly a cookbook) for $1 each.


    Our thrift shops here don't have much in the way of books. Well, not
    much except for paperback thrillers and romances.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

  5. #5
    Jeßus Guest

    Default Re: New Cookbooks on Their Way

    Ranée at Arabian Knits wrote:
    > I have wanted to own Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French
    > Cooking for a long time, but haven't gotten around to getting it. Well,
    > I got one of those Good Cook offers in the mail and decided to have
    > another go at it. I've had pretty good luck with them in the past, even
    > though their shipping is outrageous. I have a strategy of how I pick
    > the books I want, then buy something that interests me, but is
    > inexpensive to fulfill my obligation with them.
    >
    > Well, this time, I did a search for MAFC, and found it. It is a new
    > printing with pictures from the stupid movie on the cover, but it is the
    > same book for a dollar.


    Just a dollar? Not bad...

    As it so happens, I ordered MTAOFC a few weeks ago and I too recoiled
    with disgust at the editions with the Julie and Julia crap on the cover.
    I kept looking around until I found a hardback edition with the original
    cover. Actually, I got the two book set, volumes one and two. I imagine
    they will keep me busy in the kitchen for quite some time

    > I also ordered Rustic Fruit Desserts, Artisan
    > Bread in Five Minutes a Day, Forgotten Skills of Cooking and The
    > Backyard Homestead, for half off


    Nice choices there. Not that I am familiar with those books, but they
    sound like something that would interest me.

    --
    The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism
    by those who haven't got it - George Bernard Shaw

  6. #6
    Kent Guest

    Default Re: New Cookbooks on Their Way


    "Jeßus" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:hohlta$v2p$[email protected]..
    > Ranée at Arabian Knits wrote:
    >> I have wanted to own Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French
    >> Cooking for a long time, but haven't gotten around to getting it. Well,
    >> I got one of those Good Cook offers in the mail and decided to have
    >> another go at it. I've had pretty good luck with them in the past, even
    >> though their shipping is outrageous. I have a strategy of how I pick
    >> the books I want, then buy something that interests me, but is
    >> inexpensive to fulfill my obligation with them.
    >>
    >> Well, this time, I did a search for MAFC, and found it. It is a new
    >> printing with pictures from the stupid movie on the cover, but it is the
    >> same book for a dollar.

    >
    > Just a dollar? Not bad...
    >
    > As it so happens, I ordered MTAOFC a few weeks ago and I too recoiled with
    > disgust at the editions with the Julie and Julia crap on the cover. I kept
    > looking around until I found a hardback edition with the original cover.
    > Actually, I got the two book set, volumes one and two. I imagine they will
    > keep me busy in the kitchen for quite some time
    >
    >> I also ordered Rustic Fruit Desserts, Artisan
    >> Bread in Five Minutes a Day, Forgotten Skills of Cooking and The
    >> Backyard Homestead, for half off

    >
    > Nice choices there. Not that I am familiar with those books, but they
    > sound like something that would interest me.
    >
    > --
    > The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism
    > by those who haven't got it - George Bernard Shaw
    >
    >

    It's a very good idea to get the two volume set of "Mastering the Art.....".
    They belong side by side. The index for volume 2, includes everything that
    is in volume 1[boldface for vol. 1 and normal print for vol. 2]. You
    basically have a larger cookbook in two volumes.






  7. #7
    The Cook Guest

    Default Re: New Cookbooks on Their Way

    On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 16:46:39 -0600, "gloria.p" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Ranée at Arabian Knits wrote:
    >> I have wanted to own Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French
    >> Cooking for a long time, but haven't gotten around to getting it. Well,
    >> I got one of those Good Cook offers in the mail and decided to have
    >> another go at it. I've had pretty good luck with them in the past, even
    >> though their shipping is outrageous. I have a strategy of how I pick
    >> the books I want, then buy something that interests me, but is
    >> inexpensive to fulfill my obligation with them.
    >>
    >> Well, this time, I did a search for MAFC, and found it. It is a new
    >> printing with pictures from the stupid movie on the cover, but it is the
    >> same book for a dollar. I also ordered Rustic Fruit Desserts, Artisan
    >> Bread in Five Minutes a Day, Forgotten Skills of Cooking and The
    >> Backyard Homestead, for half off and to cut down on the number of books
    >> I have to buy later (it was $9.48 after the discount). So, five books
    >> for the price of one: $27.18. Not too shabby, I think. That's a
    >> little less than $5.50 each.
    >>

    >
    >
    >Not bad, but I have recently begun looking in thrift stores for
    >cookbooks. They are usually ~$2.50. I have seen MAFC plus a ton
    >of various Frugal Gourmet titles. Many of the cookbooks look as if they
    >have never been opened. I bought MFK Fisher's "The Art of Eating" and
    >Julia CHild's "My Life in France" (not strictly a cookbook) for $1 each.
    >
    >gloria p


    I paid $3.00 for my copy of MAFC. It is in pretty good shape,
    slightly faded cover. There is nothing to indicate edition or
    printing. Second volume I paid $10.00 for and it is a first edition.

    --
    Susan N.

    "Moral indignation is in most cases two percent moral,
    48 percent indignation, and 50 percent envy."
    Vittorio De Sica, Italian movie director (1901-1974)

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    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: New Cookbooks on Their Way

    gloria.p wrote:
    > Ranée at Arabian Knits wrote:
    >> I have wanted to own Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French
    >> Cooking for a long time, but haven't gotten around to getting it.
    >> Well, I got one of those Good Cook offers in the mail and decided to
    >> have another go at it. I've had pretty good luck with them in the
    >> past, even though their shipping is outrageous. I have a strategy of
    >> how I pick the books I want, then buy something that interests me, but
    >> is inexpensive to fulfill my obligation with them.
    >> Well, this time, I did a search for MAFC, and found it. It is a
    >> new printing with pictures from the stupid movie on the cover, but it
    >> is the same book for a dollar. I also ordered Rustic Fruit Desserts,
    >> Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, Forgotten Skills of Cooking and
    >> The Backyard Homestead, for half off and to cut down on the number of
    >> books I have to buy later (it was $9.48 after the discount). So, five
    >> books for the price of one: $27.18. Not too shabby, I think. That's
    >> a little less than $5.50 each.
    >>

    >
    >
    > Not bad, but I have recently begun looking in thrift stores for
    > cookbooks. They are usually ~$2.50. I have seen MAFC plus a ton
    > of various Frugal Gourmet titles. Many of the cookbooks look as if they
    > have never been opened. I bought MFK Fisher's "The Art of Eating" and
    > Julia CHild's "My Life in France" (not strictly a cookbook) for $1 each.
    >
    > gloria p


    Shhhhh. Don't let the secret out!

    --
    Jean B.

  9. #9
    Jeßus Guest

    Default Re: New Cookbooks on Their Way

    Kent wrote:
    > "Jeßus"<[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:hohlta$v2p$[email protected]..
    >> Ranée at Arabian Knits wrote:
    >>> I have wanted to own Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French
    >>> Cooking for a long time, but haven't gotten around to getting it. Well,
    >>> I got one of those Good Cook offers in the mail and decided to have
    >>> another go at it. I've had pretty good luck with them in the past, even
    >>> though their shipping is outrageous. I have a strategy of how I pick
    >>> the books I want, then buy something that interests me, but is
    >>> inexpensive to fulfill my obligation with them.
    >>>
    >>> Well, this time, I did a search for MAFC, and found it. It is a new
    >>> printing with pictures from the stupid movie on the cover, but it is the
    >>> same book for a dollar.

    >> Just a dollar? Not bad...
    >>
    >> As it so happens, I ordered MTAOFC a few weeks ago and I too recoiled with
    >> disgust at the editions with the Julie and Julia crap on the cover. I kept
    >> looking around until I found a hardback edition with the original cover.
    >> Actually, I got the two book set, volumes one and two. I imagine they will
    >> keep me busy in the kitchen for quite some time
    >>
    >>> I also ordered Rustic Fruit Desserts, Artisan
    >>> Bread in Five Minutes a Day, Forgotten Skills of Cooking and The
    >>> Backyard Homestead, for half off

    >> Nice choices there. Not that I am familiar with those books, but they
    >> sound like something that would interest me.
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > It's a very good idea to get the two volume set of "Mastering the Art.....".
    > They belong side by side. The index for volume 2, includes everything that
    > is in volume 1[boldface for vol. 1 and normal print for vol. 2]. You
    > basically have a larger cookbook in two volumes.


    Agreed, well worth getting the 2nd volume... also might as well have it
    as it doesn't add much to the overall cost - at least here in Oz anyway.



    --
    The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism
    by those who haven't got it - George Bernard Shaw

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