[LMB] OT: Improved Apple Crumble (US: Cobbler/Crisp)
howard at brazee.net
Wed Sep 24 16:57:18 BST 2008
On 9/24/2008 Stewart Dean wrote:
> Wonder what the standard single cookbook you have to have in other
> countries....in America, it used to be the JoC, which was written by
> a single mom during the Depression to support her family and became
> the Bible of the US kitchen...it was updated to include blenders, but
> until her grandson (or was it greatgs) took it up again there was no
> mention of microwave, non-stick and the like....dunno, that's it's
> quite as iconic today as it once was.
I had to look that up. Joy of Cooking. I never heard of it until the
mid 1970s. My mother always had Betty Crocker. I never knew any of
her friends who had more than a couple of cookbooks back then. Now
it's amazing to go to a kitchen store and see thousands of cookbooks -
most of them I want to read.
I wonder what percentage of recipes in a multi-cookbook household get
made? Or what percentage of cookbooks get used for cooking (as opposed
to being read for pleasure).
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