Hi Kim!I'm with you. I like cookbooks about food people eat and not the ones that have recipes that skimp on the good tasting stuff for people trying to lose weight or have to have a special diet.
I have scanned and shared several cookbooks with Bookshare since I have been a member, I think since 2005. I have gotten a lot of them from library booksales in the '80's and early '90's as well as buying a few on Amazon and eBay. Since there are some ethnic cookbooks in the list, you might be interested in reading some of them. I eventually want to get all of my cookbooks scanned, a first-run proofread for scanos by me with the optacon and shared with Bookshare. It's tedious work, but I really enjoy it, though it's rather time consuming, so they are slow in coming. Here is a list of the cookbooks I have shared so far. I searched on Bookshare to be sure they were up there rather than me just assuming they were.
The Editors of Better Homes and Gardens Better Homes And Gardens Barbecues And Picnics 1963 06/21/05 Press, Lw BBQ Made Easy 2005 04/23/07 Holsman, Beverly and Holsman, Gale T. Great Cooking Outdoors 1980 04/30/07This couple goes on camping and canoe trips shares some experiences and brings good food in coolers to be able to dine well on them with their friends.
Press, Lw GREAT GRILLING 2005 04/22/07 Press, Lw Kingsford Best Barbecues 1997 04/22/07 Dawson, Charlotte Recreational Vehicle Cookbook 1970 06/02/06She and her husband traveled around the country in their RV and there are stories about the people who contributed recipes. There are some interesting people.
Chirinian, Linda Secrets Of Cooking Armenian/Lebanese/Persian 1987 06/21/05She lived in several countries of the Middle East and shares some of her experiences and informs the reader about the ingredients and introduces you to people she knew who contributed recipes.
Nathan, Joan and Sheffer, Nelli The Foods Of Israel Today 2001 04/11/07She lived in Israel and she shares her experiences as well as introducing you to many people who contributed to the book as she traveled around Isreal doing a documentary and gathering recipes. There are some touching and sad stories in this cookbook, so grab some klenex. I never thought I'd cry over a cookbook.
The ones I have commented on are very interesting reads as well as having interesting recipes.
Debby At 02:08 PM 10/26/2009, Kim Friedman wrote
Hi, Monica, I thank you for your message. This stuff, needless to say, is unknown territory to me. The stuff I found on amazon.com vary in date, but I'll bet you some of them are definitely of recent vintage (not sure though). I thought these would be a change from the usual Weight Watcher stuff of which Bookshare seems to have a great amount. I like ethnic cookbooks and seem to be gravitating to cookbooks about desserts and baking, if only for making me imagine how those desserts might taste. (I'm getting hungry just thinking about this stuff.) I am not saying there shouldn't be books on health, diet, and nutrition, but I lean towards the straight cookbook that concerns itself with what people eat in a particular cuisine, how to get the ingredients, cooking methods, history of cooking in that cuisine, and (I hope) lovely delicious recipe instructions that make me wish I were eating what I'm reading about. Would anybody like me to go into amazon.com and I can send the names of cookbooks that I'm interested in seeing at bookshare, both the ones on my shopping cart (to be bought later) and those on my wish list? I think if anyone is interested in this I should send the lists directly to interested parties on the Bookshare volunteer discussion list. Also they might write me off list so nobody gets in trouble. Regards, Kim. <mailto:.bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>ksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Monica WillyardSent: Friday, October 23, 2009 11:36 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: bookbooksHi Kim and Jamie. For what it's worth, I've found that many cookbooks from the 80s and early 90s scan better than brand new cookbooks. I think that's because they were using computers with more standard fonts, and they tend to use real fractions instead of the half symbol in ingredient lists. Cookbooks from the 60s, on the other hand, don't scan so well because they often use a font that is sort of decorative or like handwriting, and the paper has yellowed. The Frugal Gourmet books from the late 80s scanned very well. I wish I still had them to submit. I scanned them back when I was using DOS when I scanned them in 1991, and they were almost flawless. I couldn't convert them when I started using Windows, and that means scanning them from scratch. I got them from my local library. That means I can get them again. I just need some vacation time to do more scanning. The Frugal Gourmet Cooks With Wine is my favorite in that series. Oh no! Now I've made myself hungry from thinking about the Italian gravy recipe in that book.Monica Willyard "The best way to predict the future is to create it." -- Peter Drucker__________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 4537 (20091023) __________The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus. <http://www.eset.com>http://www.eset.com__________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 4537 (20091023) __________The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus. <http://www.eset.com>http://www.eset.com__________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 4545 (20091026) __________The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus. <http://www.eset.com>http://www.eset.com__________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 4545 (20091026) __________The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus. <http://www.eset.com>http://www.eset.com No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.comVersion: 9.0.698 / Virus Database: 270.14.32/2460 - Release Date: 10/26/09 03:10:00
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