9 Responses to “It’s a sickness…”

  1. Christine d'Abo October 1, 2007 at 7:53 AM #

    I’ve actually been told I’m not allowed to buy anymore cook books. They were getting out of control! Thankfully, my husand does most of the cooking now, so I’m not tempted as much as I used to be.

  2. Michelle October 1, 2007 at 10:52 AM #

    I love cookbooks, but found I was using the same ones most of the time (my Better Homes & Gardens is my favourite all over cookbook). However, lately I discovered Sandi Richard’s Cooking for the Rushed series of cookbooks and I had to have them. They come with grocery lists. It makes shopping easier. Plus, she has 7 kids (really and she’s a tiny little thing!) so she gets the time crunch and making stuff the kids will eat too.

  3. Angie October 1, 2007 at 11:19 AM #

    You know, Michelle, it’s just plain meanness to come onto the blog post where I talk about my sickness, and feed that sickness by talking about a new line of cookbooks. :chair:

  4. Kate Davies October 1, 2007 at 4:24 PM #

    I have this huge drawer under my in-wall oven that’s stuffed to the gills with cookbooks, loose recipes, and seven thousand issues of Cooking Light.

    I can’t remember the last time I actually opened that drawer to find a new recipe.


  5. Jennifer Elbaum October 1, 2007 at 8:53 PM #

    Thanks for passing along the smilebox site. That’s EXACTLY what I need (to hide my addiction).

  6. Shelley October 2, 2007 at 1:48 AM #

    I freely admit that I am a cookbook addict – I’m great at collecting them and looking at the pretty pictures and then storing them on my bookcase. I have just recently sold, on the New Zealand equivalent of eBay, around 30 cookbooks that I had never used. I’ve had all sorts of cookbooks – British celebrity chefs cookcooks(Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson, Rick Stein etc), wholefood cookbooks, vegetarian cookbooks, Asian food recipes, Middle Eastern cookbooks, Weight Watchers cookbooks, scrap books filled with recipes I’ve cut out of magazines – the list is endless.

    My secret fetish is Australian chef Donna Hay – I love her cookbooks and also collected her magazine for a while. Have given up the magazine in order to preserve my sanity, but can’t bear to part with the cookbooks even though I’ve probably tried only 1 recipe in each book!

    The one recipe book that I use the most is one that was given to me as a kid (about 30 years ago), and it has all the food stains on it to prove that I have actually used it more than once.

  7. Bev Stephans October 2, 2007 at 2:57 AM #

    OMG! I thought that I was the only one who had “Cookbook Sickness”. I had 4 shelves full plus boxes of cooking magazines. I too realized that I wasn’t looking at most of them. One of the woman I worked with confessed to collecting cookbooks. My eyes lit up and I asked her if she would like some of mine. Of course she said yes and I got my collection down to 1 1/2 shelves. I donated the magazines and vowed never to take out another subscription to any of them.

    I now have a 3″ x 5″ recipe file for recipes I cut out of the newspaper or magazines. This sits on the shelf with my cookbooks. Much more managable.

  8. Michelle October 2, 2007 at 11:24 AM #

    😳 Sorry Angie. LOL Obviously I’m so mired in my own sickness for cookbooks that I was doing the unthinkable… leading the addicted to the source :giggle:

  9. Elle October 2, 2007 at 8:15 PM #

    My last post was eaten, so I’ll try again. Sorry if this was a repeat.
    Yes! I have similar cookbook issues. Half of my cookbooks have been given to me and I wish I was better at using all of the recipes, but sometimes I find it faster to search online and print as needed. Thanks for posting the recipe idea pages!

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