| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:50 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 40 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

How often do you cook from a cookbook?
Every day! I'm lost without a shepard! 19%  19%  [ 35 ]
Probably 2 or 3 times a week 28%  28%  [ 52 ]
Between 1-4 times a month 11%  11%  [ 21 ]
Just when I'm trying to get it in ("get it in" is derived from the mystical show Jersey Shore and is a euphemism for sexual activites) 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
Around the holidays or when I have a dinner party 4%  4%  [ 7 ]
I used to use them often, but my current situation prevents me from doing so. 3%  3%  [ 6 ]
I never cook from them, just hoard them and read them like pulp novels. 8%  8%  [ 15 ]
I used them for inspiration, I pretty much don't follow recipes. 11%  11%  [ 20 ]
I use the internet as a tube of recipes. 16%  16%  [ 30 ]
Total votes : 188
Author Message
 Post subject: How often do you cook from a cookbook?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:58 pm 
Offline
Dying from Nooch Lung
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:43 pm
Posts: 3250
Location: mt. pleasant
I've got a huge stack of cookbooks, it got me thinking about how often people use them! I also put an option in if you just use the internet to find recipes, you can click that then click another option.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How often do you cook from a cookbook?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:18 pm 
Offline
Chard Martyr
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:30 pm
Posts: 9977
Location: Wolfville, Nova Scotia
I used to use them a lot more! I'm kind of just having fun experimenting with my own stuff these days, but my ideas are definitely based off of recipes I've read and/or used, so I wouldn't claim pretty much any of those creations as my own. Also, ingredients are really expensive here in the winter, so I've had to become confident adapting recipes when I do use them.

But I still want every single book that appeals to me, and I read them voraciously.

I generally don't use web recipes unless they are from an author I already know and trust.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How often do you cook from a cookbook?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:54 pm 
Offline
Drunk Dialed Ian MacKaye
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:19 pm
Posts: 1804
Location: North Carolina
It's pretty close to every day. I've only been cooking vegan for about a year and a half and I feel like I still have a million things to explore before I start branching out on my own. I do change recipes up fairly often, but as far as general method goes, I do typically follow a recipe.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How often do you cook from a cookbook?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:49 pm 
Offline
Banned from Vegan Freaks.
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:38 pm
Posts: 367
I selected the 1-4 times a month and the hoarding option. I read them way more than I cook from them. I don't cook as much as I'd like, but I always use a recipe or cookbook when I do cook.

_________________
The Vitamix makes everything taste like puppies and rainbows-Tofulish


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How often do you cook from a cookbook?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:26 pm 
Offline
Because Bob Barker Told Me To
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:56 pm
Posts: 942
Location: Baltimore
When I first get a cookbook, I sometimes read it from start to finish like a novel. After that, I pretty much use the recipes as inspiration. Sometimes I try to actually follow recipes, but it's really hard for me.

I don't have many cookbooks anyway, because I get a lot of inspiration from the internet.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How often do you cook from a cookbook?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:45 pm 
Offline
Spent a night at the Bates Motel
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:31 pm
Posts: 2071
Location: detroit, mi
When I first went vegan, I had no idea how to cook so everything I cooked came from a recipe. Now I mostly wing it, but I love reading cookbooks for ideas and techniques.

_________________
I'm still buddhist & I still love cupcakes.
My crochet blog! http://threadbythreadzen.blogspot.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How often do you cook from a cookbook?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:49 pm 
Offline
Drunk Dialed Ian MacKaye
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:47 pm
Posts: 1868
Location: NC
I use a cookbook for pretty much everything unless it's crazy simple (rice, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli. Okay, sometimes I check AFR for steaming advice.) I honestly just don't have the funds to screw up food or the time to play and experiment, so I need a guide laid out. I pretend that one day I'll have more time but I know I'm lying to me.

eta: I also hoard them up and read them over and over again, but didn't check that option.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How often do you cook from a cookbook?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:14 pm 
Offline
Saggy Butt
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:21 pm
Posts: 270
Location: Asheville
I read them all the time and constantly have one open on the table, but I usually don't follow a recipe. If I want to make something I'm unfamiliar with I'll gather up all the cookbooks I have that have a recipe similar to what I want and then combine from a variety of sources.

_________________
Ahimsa - My Blog
Facebook


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How often do you cook from a cookbook?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:34 pm 
Offline
Attended Chelsea Clinton's Wedding
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:50 pm
Posts: 200
Location: Chitown
KarmaLily wrote:
I read them all the time and constantly have one open on the table, but I usually don't follow a recipe. If I want to make something I'm unfamiliar with I'll gather up all the cookbooks I have that have a recipe similar to what I want and then combine from a variety of sources.


This is me exactly.

_________________
[ food blog | blog blog ]


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How often do you cook from a cookbook?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:20 pm 
Offline
Drinks Wild Tofurkey
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:23 pm
Posts: 2845
I use them when I am making a MEAL. But for daily feeding myself, no.

_________________
Mal: We're still flying.
Simon: That's not much.
Mal: It's enough.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How often do you cook from a cookbook?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:20 am 
Offline
Saggy Butt

Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:29 pm
Posts: 308
i use one pretty much every time i cook. i like making new things every day.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How often do you cook from a cookbook?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:03 am 
Offline
So Totally Yiffy
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:34 pm
Posts: 41
Location: Ohio
The 80's wrote:
I selected the 1-4 times a month and the hoarding option. I read them way more than I cook from them. I don't cook as much as I'd like, but I always use a recipe or cookbook when I do cook.


This pretty much sums me up.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How often do you cook from a cookbook?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:04 am 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:25 pm
Posts: 3620
Location: Nashville, TN
Pretty much every day. I might change some things, but I like having a template to start with.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How often do you cook from a cookbook?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:00 am 
Offline
A gift from the crasshole god.

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:57 am
Posts: 2523
I said everyday and 2-3 times a week because it is between them. I don't feel confident cooking "on my own" and when I don't I am normally throwing together something easy like a sandwhich or a quick stir fry.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How often do you cook from a cookbook?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:02 am 
Offline
WELFARIST!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:57 pm
Posts: 5049
Norelle wrote:
i use one pretty much every time i cook. i like making new things every day.

Me too.

_________________
"I'm sorry! I'm Canadian!"


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How often do you cook from a cookbook?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:28 am 
Offline
Not a creepy cheese pocket person
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:17 pm
Posts: 3936
Location: Austin
When I'm really busy, probably only 25% of my meals are from cookbooks. When I have more time to cook, it's closer to 75%. I love trying out new foods, but it does take longer when you're unfamiliar with a recipe.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How often do you cook from a cookbook?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:39 am 
Offline
Prefers Jar Jar Binks over Han Solo
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:54 am
Posts: 2077
Location: Munich, finally!
Unless I am making the same old recipes I know by heart (like veggie soup or salad), then I use a cookbook, also be cause I like to try new things.

_________________
I dunno, I guess I just get enthused over eating big ol' squishy balls. - Interrobang?!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How often do you cook from a cookbook?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:41 am 
Offline
Making Threats to Punks Again
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:46 am
Posts: 1090
Location: Sweden
I chose 1-4 times a month and use them for inspiration. Some months I don't use recipes at all and other times I might try ten new recipes so it's hard to say for sure, but a few times a month on average sounds about right. Mostly I don't use recipes in my daily cooking and when I do I tend to deviate from the recipe as written. I wish I used my cookbooks more, though. If I got a third option I'd probably say that my current situation prevents me from using them more. I share a kitchen with others and I absolutely hate that so I spend as little time as possible there.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How often do you cook from a cookbook?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:59 am 
Offline
Bought a used copy of Natural Harvest
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:29 pm
Posts: 6046
Location: Land of Maple and Beavers
Probably for everything I cook. I make up some stuff, but I love cookbooks/recipes/ingredients lists and making new stuff all the time. We don't have a repertoire of dishes we make, it changes every week depending on what I find in one of my cookbooks!

_________________
Did you notice the slight feeling of panic at the words "Chicken Basin Street"? Like someone was walking over your grave? Try not to remember. We must never remember. - mumbles
Is this about devilberries and nazifruit again? - footface


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How often do you cook from a cookbook?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:52 am 
Offline
Lubes With Earth Balance
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:27 pm
Posts: 1616
Location: Sweden
seitanicverses wrote:
Norelle wrote:
i use one pretty much every time i cook. i like making new things every day.

Me too.


Same here.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How often do you cook from a cookbook?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:35 pm 
Offline
Trapped On A Desert Island With A Cow
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:50 pm
Posts: 403
Location: Spokane, WA
Mostly I use them for inspiration, but my new year's resolution was to actually cook out of them and so far I've really been enjoying that. I have a tendency to reach for a certain few spices and using my cookbooks pushes me to use some new ones, or to use old ones in new ways. And I have a LOT of cookbooks. It's the only real self-indulgence I allow myself these days!

_________________
Bugger bugger bugger bugger bugger!!!!!!! -Desdemona


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How often do you cook from a cookbook?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:44 pm 
Offline
Chard Martyr
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:49 pm
Posts: 9609
Location: SW Desert, USA
Invictus wrote:
I use them when I am making a MEAL. But for daily feeding myself, no.
Me too. I don't feel confident enough to cook awesome things on my own, so if I am making something new or special or fancy, I follow the cookbook to the letter. Same for baking, but I can be a little less strict with baking because I think I'm better at it than cooking.
Thank goodness the boyfriend is a fantastic cook.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How often do you cook from a cookbook?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:17 pm 
Offline
Lactose Intolerant...Literally
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:18 pm
Posts: 699
Location: Chicago/Marquette
I go through cookbook phases, sometimes when I use recipes several times a week (sometimes daily), and then other times when I only open one up every once in a while. But the latter usually happens because I'm super busy/lazy or don't have enough ingredients to make stuff.

I'm almost embarrassed to say this, but I've been vegan for over 7 years and only have a handful of cookbooks, mainly by Isa and Terry (loyalty, much?). I would love to invest in a larger cookbook collection, though.

_________________
Food! Film!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How often do you cook from a cookbook?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:26 pm 
Offline
Because Bob Barker Told Me To
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:08 pm
Posts: 919
Location: PDX
I LOVE reading cookbooks over and over again, but I pretty much just use them for inspiration. If I end up adding 2 recipes to my regular/occasional rotation, the book's a success.

_________________
Formerly Kaleicious. I still love kale, but no more than lots of other garden greens too! Orach is currently my favorite.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How often do you cook from a cookbook?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:27 pm 
Offline
Totally sane, not interested in bats whatsoever.
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:14 pm
Posts: 1262
Location: Tijuana
Almost never!
But when I do is mostly to make pizza dough, seitan, cupcakes or other desserts.

_________________
"I love you, but you need to get out of the kitchen before I spatula your face." -Pinko
"You can always trade sex for cookies. It might make you feel dirty, but just keep your eyes closed and think of vanilla." -Tofulish


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 40 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer