Do people still use physical, paper copy cook books?

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Do people still use physical, paper copy cook books?

Post by SammiArch » 10 May 2018, 17:39

Am I am the only one who still pulls out an actual cook book to use anymore? I do use the internet for new recipes but I also have a few actual cook books that I use. My friends and family insist I am the only one left!? :techie-studyingbrown: :lol2:
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Post by Harmonicat » 10 May 2018, 18:26

HI, New here, but yes I still have some hard copy cookbooks, but there are sure some handy gadgets out there now, to make things easy.

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Post by Kagrant89 » 10 May 2018, 19:18

Absolutely not...I prefer the physical book myself as well. I enjoy to underline words I don't know, important things that pops out to me and to be able to smell the book, LOL. I have read only 2 e- books my whole life. I love physical books. I have to have physical I'm very old school.

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Post by Anabiya » 10 May 2018, 20:45

Yeah we do use it for some fine old recipes of sweet dishes.
I also use internet for new and easy recipes.

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Post by Ernie6988 » 10 May 2018, 22:39

You are not the only one. I do and prefer it lol

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Post by PlanetHauth » 10 May 2018, 23:44

I prefer to use recipes online as I have limited room for bulky cookbooks. However, I appreciate the physical book and own a few that belonged to my grandfather. However, I'm a messy cook and tend to ruin recipes. I'd hate to destroy a cookbook with my inability to be clean :lol2:
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Post by nikkyteewhy » 11 May 2018, 23:49

I search for recipes on the internet although there is an old cookbook in my dad's house that I use when I go home to visit him. I like finding new recipes to try out.

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Post by Dfm7193+ » 18 May 2018, 16:29

I have 2 3 inch binders filled with recipes from varius sources...have i made any of them....a few times.

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Post by thaservices1 » 28 May 2018, 23:52

You are not alone. The internet is fun for new crazy recipes but if I am gonna make a nice cake I go straight for a cookbook, biscuits, bread, puddings....cookbook.
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Post by simplymica26 » 03 Jun 2018, 13:10

I still use and prefer paper copy cookbook. My mother passed it on to me and it contains traditional recipe. I like it that way because I can add my version then pass it on to my daughter and her daughter. Traditional recipe that can lives on longer

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Post by elliebelle2018 » 03 Jun 2018, 22:52

well it depends upon the age i guess.
the new generations like me mostly use the internet than the old cooking books.
its easier for me. new versions and easy to follow and understand.
but as for my mom she still using the tradional cooking books that came from the old chefts in the country. the taste would be better and very authentic.

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Post by Ahmadmoh86 » 03 Jun 2018, 23:03

Yes we do use it to find classic recipe

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Post by Jillpillbooknerd » 04 Jun 2018, 13:04

I have a small collection of cookbooks that I use but I mostly have books on baking. I have a few really good bread machine recipe books that I use quite often to bake bread and other things in the bread machine.

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Post by dssccoach » 05 Jun 2018, 16:51

I have a TON of cookbooks on my shelves and LOVE to dig through them and get inspiration. But I have found that most of the time I pull things from Pinterest or my collected digital recipes when I am cooking or baking. I still love to collect my cookbooks and have a few tried and true favorites that I turn to for specific recipes, but most of the time they are just for browsing through and drooling over.

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Post by LaurenHaupt » 09 Jun 2018, 00:13

Oh yes. i have my kitchen cabinet that's full of them above the stove. If I'm in a hurry I play on the internet. if I'm trying to find a new meal to cook I will scan through my books.

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