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Old Aug 3rd 2011, 6:27 pm
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Does anyone else love their Edmonds cook book? I'm not a keen cook or particularly good - just ask my husband and that is why I like it. Everything is measured out in cups or spoons, chucked in a dish and comes out perfect.
My M-in-L sends me the new edition whenever there is one.

Delia on the other hand does my head in with her long lists of obscure ingredients. I got her book on my wedding 17 years ago and have never used it.

Boring topic for some I know, but I am curious.

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Does anyone else love their Edmonds cook book?
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Edmonds Cook Books usually end up on the best sellers lists every year. NZer's love their Edmonds Cook Book's.
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Delia's stuff always works but I agree...takes forever and ridiculously long ingredients lists.
I have an Edmonds but have never opened it lol. I think I must eat out too much.
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Have used some of Delia's recipes which have worked. Not seen the Edmonds cook book. I didn't like their custard powder so I would be sceptical of their recipes. It would be hard to divorce me from my Rosemary Conley low fat recipes. Well, ya gets to like things, yes ?
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It's Delia for me though that might be partly because our Edmonds is about 30 years old. It was inherited from Mr S's mam...
Having said that I only use DS's book for the basic stuff like how long to cook a roast and the recipe for Yorkshire puddings [I can now make them!! No more hockey pucks-as Mr S calls them] Never tried any of her proper recipes.
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Originally Posted by luvwelly View Post
I have an Edmonds but have never opened it lol. I think I must eat out too much.
Me too!

I also have a habit of winning cookery books as prizes - but they stay unopened (latest win was Anabelle Langbein).

I love watching all the foodie shows on TV but rarely cook anything exciting.
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Does anyone else love their Edmonds cook book? I'm not a keen cook or particularly good - just ask my husband and that is why I like it. Everything is measured out in cups or spoons, chucked in a dish and comes out perfect.
My M-in-L sends me the new edition whenever there is one.

Delia on the other hand does my head in with her long lists of obscure ingredients. I got her book on my wedding 17 years ago and have never used it.

Boring topic for some I know, but I am curious.

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I love my Edmonds too. My Mum loved it also, and bought one to take back with her when she came over for Christmas. She uses it all the time
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My first attempt to cook for Mr C was kebab skewers. They came out as unidentifiable lumps of cinder on a stick. He was seriously unimpressed. Therefore, I credit Edmonds for saving my marriage.
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Originally Posted by Persephone View Post
though that might be partly because our Edmonds is about 30 years old. It was inherited from Mr S's mam...


Having said that I have my mum's Elizabeth Craig cookbook and it's a brilliant 'how to' book. Especially out here where there is more game meats and pies . More real home baking.
I have the old UK Dairy Book of Home Cookery and that's really one of my bibles in a way.

Looked at Delia and Edmonds .Wouldn't bother with either.
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I have the old UK Dairy Book of Home Cookery and that's really one of my bibles in a way.
Maybe you could have that written on your grave stone? "Home cookery fulfilled her in a way Jesus never could" .
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I have heaps of cookbooks; my most loved and thumbed are Rachel Allen. I only have one old Delia book 'Summer' as I don't generally like her style and went off of her years ago when she went along the 'assemble' route.

Edmonds is just a tad too far back in the dark age for me, reminds me too much of mid 1970s deprivation. I need pictures too. I do quite like Alyson Gofton (Kiwi) and have a few of hers on the shelf.
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