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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Cookbook Giveaway - round one

All of the cookbooks have been given away.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I'm cleaning up and trimming down my cookbook collection. And you, my readers, are the lucky ones because you will get to take any of the ones I no longer want. S'Kat and the Food is also joining in on the giveaway. So check out her blog as well to see what goodies she has to offer.

This first set of cookbooks I have selected are ones I'll refer to as The Old and Somewhat Odd.

First up.
We'll start with the old. Favorite Recipes of Wellesley Alumnae.This is a cookbook from 1950. As you can tell from the cover it's from the Alumnae Association of Wellesley College. It's not in the greatest condition and was well used by it's former owner. I bought it because I'm always intrigued by these older funky cookbooks. But after it sat on the shelf for several years and never got used, it was voted off the island.

Next up,
Breakfast & Beyond.Many bed & breakfasts have their favorite recipes and are happy to share them. This book is a compilation of recipes from The B&B Association of Arkansas. It's in really good shape and has lots of nice looking recipes. It's reason for being thinned from the herd is that I just never used it.

Our third contender is one I put into the Odd category. The Buffets of Carnival. entertaining secrets from Carnival Chefs. It's as much an advertisement for Carnival Cruise Lines as it is a cookbook. Lots of beautiful color pictures and in mint condition but just not enough for me when it comes to usability.

Fourth on the list is more unique than odd. Mix & Match: Cooking for special occasions, over 1000 different menu combinations. Inside each section are three choices of a meal that you can mix and match. The pages are cut into thirds with appetizers on the top third, entrees on the middle and desserts on the bottom. Don't like the first appetizer shown? Turn the 1/3 page for the appetizer and there's another, and another. Same goes for the entree and dessert. Much like the other books here today, I just never used it. The book is in new condition.

Number five is The Ultimate Maine Potato Cookbook. I have no idea why I bought this one. But I did and never used it. So you guessed the shelf it went.

Next up is actually a duo of rather small pamphlet like cookbooks I got for renewing my subscription to Saveur Magazine. One is called Desserts and the other Classics. They're nice, have beautiful looking recipes. I contemplated keeping them but decided not to because they're small and I thought they'd get lost in the crowd.

And finally, an odd collection of regional cookbooks. Pennsylvania Dutch Cookbook, Southern Appalachian Mountain Cookin' and A Vermont Cook Book.Small cookbooks packed with regional delights. And they're all yours if you want them.

If you want any of these cookbook gems, let me know. You can leave a note in the comments section. If your name links to your blogger account or otherwise will take me to a place where I can get your e-mail address that's great. If not, drop me an e-mail. biscuitblog is the name of the e-mail and the provider is earthlink which is a dot net. (see you have to write it out like this or face the deluge of spams from people who scour blogs to grab e-mail addresses). Please don't put your name and address in the comments section, in this day and age it's just not a safe thing to do.

And next week I'll put up a few more cookbooks so if none of these whet your appetite stay tuned.


Blogger s'kat said...

Hooray, mine is finally up to! Hello, fresh shelf space!

11:16 AM  
Blogger Ziz said...

if you have any of these left, I'd be more than happy to take them off your hands. :)

Pennsylvania Dutch Cookbook, Southern Appalachian Mountain Cookin' and A Vermont Cook Book.

somethingsoclever01 AT gmail DOT com

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a sucker for funky old cookbooks too! I would love to have the Wellesley book...
domesticchicky at

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love the bed and breakfast one, if you still have it.
Thanks :)
terremotia at gmail

7:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would be interested in having the Desserts and Classics pamphlet cookbooks if no one else has claimed them. Thanks!

m.marcymc (at

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm interested in Mix & Match: Cooking for special occasions. Thank you!

1:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not sure how your giveaway works, but if you still have the buffets of carnival, I would love that. this is a very interesting site!

6:43 AM  
Blogger Renee G said...

I would love to have the Maine Potato cookbook (to try out on some Idaho spuds).

7:44 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Sorry Renee, they've all been claimed.

7:59 AM  
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