TKI67

Super Member
Bucatini with Parmigiana and mushrooms...onions and mushrooms tossed in butter and peanut oil, splashed with white wine, fogged in ground pepper and sprinkled with salt, loaded with ground Parmagiana, and splashed with cream, topped with a little minced ham. Bucatini tossed in it.
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Big T

Senior Member
LOL. I'm afraid to go count but I'm sure I have over a hundred cookbooks in my pantry. Some of them haven't been opened in years but others are for particular recipes I really like and some are for whenever I can start entertaining again. And a couple are pure food porn.
I have a similar problem with books! Mine, though, are the American Civil War, guns & shooting sports and woodworking. I could live my life a dozen times over, and I still wouldn't have time to read them all!
 

eagle2250

Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator
LOL. I'm afraid to go count but I'm sure I have over a hundred cookbooks in my pantry. Some of them haven't been opened in years but others are for particular recipes I really like and some are for whenever I can start entertaining again. And a couple are pure food porn.
Wow, that's a lot of cookbooks! We have but 38 such tomes, hidden away in cabinets and sitting on or on shelves beneath two of our kitchen counters. LOL, I do use my cookbooks and as crazy as it may sound, I frequently find a comfortable spot to sit and read the darn things for pleasure. Perhaps that's how I developed a bit of a weight problem, that I am presently dealing with? LOL. ;)
 

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
LOL. I'm afraid to go count but I'm sure I have over a hundred cookbooks in my pantry. Some of them haven't been opened in years but others are for particular recipes I really like and some are for whenever I can start entertaining again. And a couple are pure food porn.
Below is my girlfriend's collection and some of the overflow, which doesn't count the several always in the kitchen, next to the sofa or on her nightstand, etc.
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Oldsarge

Moderator and Bon Vivant
To me, the ultimate food porn volume is The French Laundry Cookbook, by Thomas Keller. The dishes look so entrancing that you start to drool all over the pages. Then you read the ingredient list and the directions and respond, "Not in this life!" Bouchon is a little more accessible and Ad Hoc at Home is a genuinely useful cookbook. If that's the way he cooks at his house, I want to move in with Keller!
 

TKI67

Super Member
To me, the ultimate food porn volume is The French Laundry Cookbook, by Thomas Keller. The dishes look so entrancing that you start to drool all over the pages. Then you read the ingredient list and the directions and respond, "Not in this life!" Bouchon is a little more accessible and Ad Hoc at Home is a genuinely useful cookbook. If that's the way he cooks at his house, I want to move in with Keller!
French Laundry is indeed a tour de force in every aspect, especially the photography, but in this house we are much more likely to cook Bourdain's dishes. I find that much like Samin Nosrat the real value is not so much the recipes but the insights into flavors and techniques.
 

Howard

Connoisseur
Howard, does your mother use canned clam sauce? Is it red or white clam sauce? If she uses a canned clam sauce, you might want to suggest making an alfredo sauce to the mix am sauce into. But I would suggest that you might want to look for a good Italian cookbook, as a present, for your mom. I have no suggestions, as no one in my family, cooks Italian from a written recipe!

I think she buys it canned clam sauce, I will think about a recipe book when she hits 76 in April.
 
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