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madameshawshank



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 2:54 am    Post subject: limit? Reply with quote

While checking on the Alain Ducasse dessert book and momentarily gasping at the price...$250 Oz...I got to thinking "Is there a limit to what I would pay for a book?"

just an out there ?

when I look at my bookshelves, collectively some would say..no there IS no limit Wink if you think of a collection as ONE book...

how much fun would it be to make Ducasse desserts!!!!!!

I made a strawberry shortcake for the first time yesterday...all agreed it was delicious...if Alain ever drops in, I might just whip one up!
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Barbara



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tidied my bookshelf yesterday. I think my most expensive cookbook is a Roger Vergé bought in the '80's for around NZ$80. I've never cooked from it but I love to read it over and over. I'm transported to the South of France when I see those pictures. Friends living in the South of France at the time dined at his restaurant and said the food was so rich it took them days to recover.
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Judy



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 2 most expensive cookbooks were both gifts, lucky me. The latest edition of Stephanie Alexander's Cook's Companion retails for $AUD125 but it can usually be found on special for under $100. I use it constantly.

A few years ago I 'babysat' a family of teenagers while their parents had a weekend away somewhere and to say thanks they gave me Charlie Trotters cookbook. It's a beautiful book but I have never cooked anything out of it as it all looks too complicated. Lovely to look at though.
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carsondyle



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if $250 is your limit, then I suppose this collection is out of the question.

But for your eight grand, you do get over a thousand books... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep.
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Erin



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$115 is the most I have ever spent on a book, and that was for my Oxford Dictionary. If I came across the right book I know I would pay more.
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