I have one or two cookbooks that were written specifically for the blind, and I hardly ever use them. I don't find that they contain the recipes that I am interested in. We're getting a bit off topic here, but I can say that the cooking lessons I receive from the state department of the blind were pretty much worthless. I've pretty much taught myself to cook. Of course, my mom taught me a lot when I was young. Now I'm teaching her, as it is a real interest for me, where she does it because she has to. I've been making yeast breads for years. That is something I totally taught myself, as Mom never did that. You mentioned barbecuing, the Braille Monitor had an article on the blind barbecuing several summers ago. Back issues are available on www.nfb.org under publications. It was probably the June or July issue in 2006 or 2007. It was their normal recipe section.
Melissa Smith On 11/27/2011 2:43 AM, Kim Friedman wrote:
Hi, I am very picky about the cookbooks I like. I'm extremely interested in ethnic cookbooks as well as subject cookbooks, examples would be grains, beans (or legumes) vegetables, fruits (if the family only makes boring preparations for veggies and fruit cookbooks are definitely desired for ideas), herbs and spices, sauces, chutneys, jams, pickles, preserves and conserves, ground meat preparations, smoking, sausage-making, everything having to do with desserts, pies, puddings, cakes, muffins, scones, biscuits, rolls, etc., making your own cereals,. A lot of cookbooks for us as blind people do tend to dumb things down a bit, don't you think? When someone wasinstructing me how to cook, I felt the lessons I got didn't help much. For one thing the lessons occurred once a week and I don't think they got into the techniques for preparing food effectively. There were no thermometers then and God help you if you told the instructor you wanted to make yeast bread from scratch, use the deep-fryer or broiler, etc. To this day I'm scared to light matches, I don't know how to deep-fry or barbecue anything, and I've never canned anything. Regards, Kim Friedman.-----Original Message-----*From:* bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Charlene Ota*Sent:* Sunday, November 27, 2011 12:23 AM *To:* bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx*Subject:* [bksvol-discuss] Re: Best cookbooks How many does Bookshare haveI'd be willing to help out with scanning if there are cookbooks people are interested in, too. Admittedly, I didn't have the patience to try to find the list on that site, but I'd be happy to help out. I've noticed that some of the cookbooks that recently have come out are available on bookshare already from the publishers, too. You just have to look for them, they don't show up in the cookbook category. I wonder how books to be submitted by the publishers are selected.Someone mentioned the whole grain baking book from King Arthur recently, and that's one of those big books that would really be nice to get from the publisher because due to their size, they're not easy to scan and talk about time-consuming! (smile!) I have the 200th anniversary King Arthur baking book and it's in pretty good shape to submit for proofreading but a friend is going to type up one page that was a picture of an old hand-written recipe. That book was a big three-ring binder so it wasn't hard to work with and it scanned pretty good, too. I just need to work on cleaning it up some more.*From:*bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Jamie Yates, CPhT*Sent:* Saturday, November 26, 2011 9:31 PM *To:* bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx*Subject:* [bksvol-discuss] Re: Best cookbooks How many does Bookshare haveMe too, Debby. I have. Tot be in the right mood with a big chunk of time to spare to work on cookbooks. Rewarding when it's done but tedious while you're doing it.On , 26, 2011, Debby Franson <the.. wrote: > Hi Melissa and ! >> I searched for the best cookbooks in the list from link you sent, and I didn't find any on Bookshare.> > Also, there is another thing there we can search on. > > It's called: > > Top 100 Cookbooks of the Last 25 Years > > I searched in: > > November 2011: > GENERAL COOKBOOKS > > and didn't find any on Bookshare. >> From this November until November 2012, they are going to choose the best cookbooks from the last 25 years. Each month, there will be a different category, with GENERAL COOKBOOKS being this month's category.>> Here is the link where all of the categories can be found that will be rolled out when the time comes.> > http://www.mcintec.net/ > > It will be fun to see what comes next. >> I enjoy working on cookbooks, but I'm slow at it, because I preproof my scans and correct those pesky fractions and other scannos. I'm working on some of my cookbooks when I feel in the mood and have the time to do so.> > Debby > > At 11:58 AM 11/23/2011, Melissa Smith wrote >>>> I just found this list of the best cookbooks of the last 25 years, and am thinking that any that are not on Bookshare would be nice additions. I'm busy baking for Thanksgiving, so haven't had a chance to check which ones are in the collection. I will when I get a chance, unless someone wants to check it out before I get a chance. >> http://www.cookinglight.com/cooking-101/resources/best-baking-books-00412000073648/page13.html>> >> -- >> Melissa Smith >> To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to>> bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> >> put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.> > --> mailto:<the.bee@xxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:the.bee@xxxxxxxxxxxx>>> --> The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness.> Proverbs 15:2 NKJV > > "Teach me, and I will hold my tongue > ; Cause me to understand wherein I have erred. > Job 6:24 NKJV > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to> bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. 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