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Welcome to my online cookbook compendium! Instead of tracking all my favorite recipes throughout my cornucopia of cookbooks, with dogeared pages, sticky notes, and bookmarks, they are collected here on Dishes with My Dish. A few of the recipes are family and personal creations; however, the greater bulk comes from other culinary champions. So credit is always provided when due.
  1. The Williams-Sonoma Baking Book (from James)
  2. Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book, 1989 (My first cookbook, from Mom)
  3. Fresh Ideas: Chicken (purchased at the old gourmet store, which is now gone, at Disneyland's New Orleans Square)
  4. Fresh Ideas: Herbs (purchased with Chicken)
  5. Williams-Sonoma Essentials of Slow Cooking (Border's bargain bin)
  6. 500 Slow Recipes
  7. Slow Cooker from Better Crocker, Winter 2007 No. 242 (Safeway checkout aisle)
  8. Salmon, a cookbook by Diane Morgan (Borders)
  9. Easy Meals for Busy Women (gift from aunt Kay)
  10. Classic American Cooking from the Academy (Barns&Noble)
  11. The World Encyclopedia of Spices by Sallie Morris and Lesley Mackley (gift from Mom)
  12. Honey by Avner Laskin (gift from James)
  13. Breadman Instruction Manual & Recipe Guide (included with machine)
  14. The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook by Beth Hensperger (Border's bargain bin)
  15. Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child, volumes 1 and 2 (gift from James)
  16. Slow cooker Cookbook by Barbara C. Jones (Border's bargain bin)
  17. 365 Snacks, Hors d'Oeuvres & Appetizers by Lonnie Gandara and Peggy Fallon (Border's bargain bin)
  18. The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen by Grace Young (Border's)
  19. The Victory Cook Book, Wartime Edition, edited by Ruth Berolzheimer (a gift from aunt Kay)
  20. Everyday Foods, Riverside Home Economics Series, by Harris and Lacey (grandmother's H.S. freshman textbook, complete with her scribbles in the margins)
  21. French Cook Book by Andre Simon, 1948 (a find from Kay)
  22. Enchanted Broccoli Forest by Mollie Katzen (gift from print vendor in 1995)
  23. Essential Soup Recipes by B.J. Hanson (Border's bargain bin)
  24. Making Dream Ice Cream
  25. Mrs. Fields Cookie Book (purchased in 1995; Creative Labs coworkers happily suffered my learning to bake)
  26. Southeast Asian Specialties (Borders bargain bin)
  27. Culinaria Spain (Borders bargain bin)
  28. Culinaria Germany (Borders bargain bin)
  29. Japanese Cooking by Emi Kazuk
  30. Jucies & Smoothies by Suzannah Oliver and Joanna Farrow
  31. Best ever recipes for your slow cooker by Catherine Atkinson
  32. Tropical Asian Cooking
  33. Recipes from the Pacafic Rim by Marjie Lambert
  34. Luna, Bella, Luna: A portrait of Vesale, Italy
  35. Williams-Sonoma Savoring China by Jacki Passmore
  36. China The Beautiful Cookbook
  37. Crock-Pot, The Original Slow Cooker, Recipe Collection
  38. On Food and Cooking, the Science and Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee
  39. Keys to Good Cooking, A Guide to Making the Best Food and Recipes by Harold McGee
  40. The Great American Writers' Cookbook edited by Dean Faulkner Wells
  41. Cooking with Mickey, volume 2 (from aunt Kay)
  42. Slow Cooker Recipes by Prevention Guide (groceries store checkout aisle impulse purchase)
  43. 'Dat Little New Orleans Creole Cookbook by Chef Remy (from Disney's now-gone gourmet shoppe at New Orleans Square)
  44. Chef Martin Yan's Favorite Recipes (came with rice cooker)
  45. Three Ingredient Cookbook by Pat Pexton (from aunt Kay)
  46. Any Idiot Can Cook with Simple Southen Recipes (from aunt Kay)
  47. Grandmother's Kitchen Wisdom, 10th Anniversary Edition, by Dr. Myles H. Bader  (from aunt Kay in Nov. 2010)
  48. Larousse Gastronomique Culinary Encyclopedia, first American edition (gift to myself after an unpleasant afternoon; at least I used a coupon!)
  49. Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home (purchased because it's rude to ignore the dietary needs of my vegan friends)
  50. The Professional Chef, 8th edition, the Culinary Institute of America (a heavily discounted gift to myself)
  51. bon appétit Desserts (another discounted self gift for the collection)
  52. Southern Living's 1001 Ways to Cook Southern (wicked after Christmas sales!)
  53. Chocolates & confections: formula, theory, and technique for the artisan confectioner by Peter P. Greweling, CMB, at the Culinary Institute of America
  54. Adventures in Wine Cookery by California Winemakers (Christmas 2010 gift from aunt Kay)
  55. The Original King Arthur Flour Cookbook commemorative edition
  56. World Kitchen: Morocco
  57. World Kitchen: Spain
  58. The Best Casserole Cookbook Ever by Beatrice Ojakangas
  59. Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Family Favorites
  60. Hershey's Recipe Collection
  61. The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz (picking up cookbooks from the Los Gatos' Borders before it closes)
  62. My New Orleans The Cookbook by John Besh
  63. World Cheese Book by Juliet Harbutt
  64. The Country Cooking of Ireland by Colman Andrews
  65. The Silver Spoon from Phaidon Press
  66. The Fat Duck Cookbook by Heston Blumenthal
  67. New York Times Cookbook by Amanda Hesser
  68. Mary Jane's Hash Brownies, Hot Pot, and Other Marijuana Munchies
  69. Complete Diabetic Cookbook by Mary Jane Finsand, Karin Cadwell, and Edith White
  70. California Wine Lovers' Cookbook by Malcolm Hébert (birthday gift from Aunt Kay)
  71. Sips & Apps by Kathy Casey
  72. Kathy Casey's Northwest Table
  73. D'lish Deviled Eggs by Kathy Casey
  74. Deviled Eggs by Debbie Moose
  75. William-Sonoma The World Kitchen
  76. Cheese, Exploring Taste and Tradition by Patricia Michelson
  77. Bouchon by Thomas Keller
  78. Bouchon Bakery by Thomas Keller
  79. The French Laundry Cookbook by Thomas Keller
  80. Ad Hoc At Home by Thomas Keller
  81. Good Eats The Early Years by Alton Brown
  82. Good Eats 2 The Middle Years by Alton Brown
  83. Good Eats 3 The Later Years by Alton Brown
  84. California Wine Country Cooking Secrets by Kathleen DeVanna Fish
  85. The French Slow Cooker by Michele Scicolone
  86. Smoothies and Other Blended Drinks by Elsa Petersen-Schepelern
  87. Elegantly Easy Crème Brûlée & Other Custard Desserts by Debbie Puente
  88. Crème Brûlée by Lou Seibert Pappas
  89. Vintage Cakes by Julie Richardson
  90. Heart of the Artichoke and other Kitchen Journeys by David Tanis
  91. The Big Sur Bakery Cookbook by Michelle and Philip Wojtowicz and Michael Gilson with Catherine Price
  92. Tartine by Elisabeth M. Prueitt and Chad Robertson
  93. Vinaigrettes & Other Dressings: 60 Sensational recipes to Liven Up Greens, Grains, Slaws, and Every Kind of Salad by Michele Anna Jordan
  94. Pie by Ken Haedrich
  95. The New Wine Country Cookbook: Recipes from California's Central Coast by Brigit Binns
  96. The Household Searchlight Recipe Book circa 1940
  97. Pie by Angela Boggiano
  98. The Cook's Encyclopedia of Herbs by Andi Clevely and Katherine Richmond
    (beginning of the merger of James' cookbook collection)
  99. The Cook's Encyclopedia of Wine by Stuart Walton
  100. Chinese Cooking Made Easy by Mu-Tsun Lee
  101. Chinese Cuisine: Shanghai Style
  102. Chinese Cuisine: Szechwan Style
  103. Chinese Cuisine: Cantonese Style
  104. Chinese Cuisine: Beijing Style
  105. Chinese Cuisine: Taiwanese Style
  106. The Dinner Party Cookbook edited by Hilaire Walden
  107. Pasta, contributing editor Jeni Wright
  108. Fish & Shellfish, contributing editor Linda Doeser
  109. Jewish Cooking by Marlena Spieler
  110. New Style Japanese Cooking by Better Home Publishing House
  111. Creative Chinese Oven Cooking by Hsueh-Hsia Chen
  112. Japanese Home Style Cooking by Better Home Japan
  113. Japanese Homestyle Cooking by Tokiko Suzuki
  114. Korean Cuisine by Young Sook Choi
  115. Vietnamese Cuisine by Muoi Thai Loangkote
  116. Thai Cooking Made Easy by Sukhum Kittivech
  117. Indian Cuisine by Omana Jacob
  118. Japanese Cuisine by Chen Shui-Lee
  119. America's Best Pasta Recipes, August 1996
  120. Sushi Making at Home by Yasuko Kamimura
  121. Low-Fat Baking by Linda Fraser
  122. What's Cooking Thai by Christine France
  123. What's Cooking Fish Seafood by Coral Tennant
  124. What's Cooking Chicken by Tom Bridge
  125. Cuisines of the World Italy by Miranda Alberti
  126. Williams-Sonoma Casual Outdoor Dining
  127. Williams-Sonoma Chicken for Dinner
  128. Williams-Sonoma Classic Pasta at Home
  129. Williams-Sonoma Backyard Barbecues
  130. Thai Cuisine Beyond Curry by Chai Siriyarn
  131. 1000 Low Fat Salt Sugar Cholesterol Healthy Recipes
  132. Fat-free Cooking by Anne Sheasby
    (end of additions from James' former house)
  133. Williams-Sonoma Soup of the Day by Kate McMillan
  134. Williams-Sonoma One Pot of the Day by Kate McMillan
  135. Williams-Sonoma Salad of the Day by Georgeanne Brennan
  136. Williams-Sonoma Vegetable of the Day by Kate McMillan
  137. Perfect Pies by Michele Stuart
  138. A Year of Pies by Ashley English
  139. Tagine Greats by Jo Frank
  140. 150 Best Tagine Recipes by Pat Crocker
  141. Tagine by Ghillie Basan
  142. Tagines & Couscous by Ghillie Basan
  143. Eggs by Michel Roux (found at Chef Works in Santa Cruz)
  144. The New Thanksgiving Table by Diane Morgan
  145. Escoffier translated by H. L. Cracknell and R. J. Kaufmann
  146. Food&Wine: Best New Chefs All-Star Cookbook edited by Dana Cowin
  147. Manresa by David Kinch with Christine Muhlke
  148. The Sugar Cube by Kir Jensen with Danielle Centoni
  149. My Cooking Class: Sauce Basics by Keda Black
  150. Baking Boot Camp by the Culinary Institute of America and Darra Goldstein 
  151. Culinary Boot Camp by the Culinary Institute of America and Martha Rose Shulman
  152. Art of the Slow Cooker by Andrew Schloss
  153. The Mediterranean Slow Cooker by Michele Scicolone
  154. The Italian Slow Cooker by Michele Scicolone
  155. The French Slow Cooker by Michele Scicolone
  156. The Mexican Slow Cooker by Deborah Schneider
  157. Southwest Slow Cooking by Tammy Biber and Theresa Howell
  158. 150 Best Indian, Thai, Vietnamese & More Slow Cooker Recipes by Sunil Vijayakar
  159. Slow Cooking Revolution by America's Test Kitchen
  160. Practical Paleo by Siane Sanfilippo
  161. The Hakka Cookbook by Linda Lau Anusasananan (found in bookstore in downtown Santa Cruz)
  162. European Cookies for Every Occasion by Krisztina Maksai (found in bookstore in downtown Santa Cruz) 
  163. Slow Cooker Double Dinners for Two by Cynthia Graubart (found in bookstore in downtown Santa Cruz)
  164. In a Cajun Kitchen by Terri Pischoff Wuerthner
  165. The Rabbi and His Famous Friends by Rabbi Philip M. Posner (acquired from the author, and signed, on Pacific Ave in downtown Santa Cruz)
  166. Freezing & Canning Cookbook, revised edition, from the farms of America by the Food Editors of Farm Journal, copyright 1973 (a birthday gift from Mom)
  167. The Complete Book of Pickling by Jennifer MacKenzie
  168. The Easy Pressure Cooker Cookbook by Diane Phillips
  169. The Pressure Cooker Cookbook by Laura Washburn
  170. The Food of Taiwan by Cathy Erway
  171. Afield, A Chef's Guide to Preparing and Cooking Wild Game and Fish by Jesse Griffiths
  172. Slow & Easy by Natalie Haughton
  173. Modern Sauces by Martha Holmberg
  174. Pastry Savory & Sweet by Michel Roux
  175. Nordic Bakery Cookbook by Miisa Mink
  176. Imbibe! by David Wodrich
  177. Guittard Chocolate Cookbook by Amy Guittard
  178. Hand-crafted Candy Bars by Susie Norris & Susan Heeger
  179. Miette by Meg Ray with Leslie Jonath