A Cookbook Q&A
Who Are These People?
A Caveat Or Levels of Cookbook Studies...
- Who collects cookbooks?
- Is there an institutional cookbook collection?
- These are favored ones:
- What are proven sources to begin a cookbook collection?
- Amazon.com and grandmothers
- Who is considered a studied user of cookbooks?
- Nancy Leson, food editor, restaurant critic, collector, Seattle Times
- Who set writing styles for legitimate cookbook reviewing?
- Peter D. Franlkin's "Cookbook Nook" column, 250 daily newspapers, Universal Press Syndicate. 30 years, 50 weekly columns each, now in repose at the Peter D. Franklin Cookbook Collection, Rare Books and Manuscript Library, The Ohio State University
- Can you name one minus for using Internet recipes over inky cookbooks?
- Internet recipes do not come with ring binders
- Who is your nomination today for a legitimate cookbook reviewer?
- Sharon Isch, formerly for The Washington Post, now for Amazon.com
- Your example for a true cookbook fan?
- A Cincinnati grandmother who has purchased, read, savored, dusted, re-read and shelved 700-plus cookbooks and never cooks. Also, she never loans them out.
- What type of cookbooks are not found in this syllabus?
- Those published by churches, synagogues, Junior Leagues, promotional cookbooks by so-called 'bam bam chefs',
Paula Deen's ghosted cookbooks,
- Any by political candidates or public office holders be they written by their or mistresses.
- Rachael Ray pending settlement of issues over her use of a ghostwriter for her 18 (?) food books.
- Books by Gael Greene.
- Where is this country's most studied cookbook collection?
- You are logged into it at this very moment. Or, have just opened it to savor the ink on paper content.