Do you prefer cookbooks or cooking blogs?

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Do you prefer cookbooks or cooking blogs?

lexical lexical
I love both! Cooking blogs are my guilty pleasure, but I have a pretty hefty cookbook collection as well. Since it's the holidays, I'd love some cookbook recommendations. And I'm always on the lookout for new blogs! If you have a favorite cooking blog, please post a link!
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Blogs!
SexyStuff , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , idunshire , ellejay , mlgrant , lemony , ksparkles16 , Azule , In Between Soliloquies , rocketlauncher , xilliannax , Kristi :) , deltalima , aluminummm
14  (21%)
Books!
snuggly , tern , jc123 , oldman , AHubbyof2SexualMinds , hillys , TofurkeyBerserky , Rory , Eugler , atryonix , FLIPxMODE
11  (16%)
Both!
lexical , Peggi , Cookie Monster Mike , PassionateLover2 , OhMy! , goodeatz , MeliPixie , Vanille , sexy19364 , Iron Man , GONE! , Carolinagirl08 , bayosgirl , biancajames , Jessica Elizabeth , unfulfilled , voenne , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , ConnerJay , sktb0007 , A.Mari , Nora , Mirachaya , humblepie , ScarletFox , amandaco2011 , ARPKasso , kdlt , Robespierrethecat , Honeymuffin33 , MilitaryLove , Septimus , Bleu , Sinfully , bog , inkky , SneakersAndPearls , FunFantasys , Violet October
39  (58%)
Bneither!
Tork48309 , smashthepatriarchy , brevado
3  (4%)
Total votes: 67
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Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
Cookbooks are nice because they stick to the point of showing you a picture of the recipe, ingredients, how to make it and so on. Also there's usually helpful conversion information etc. However blogs give you better insight on the recipe as a prepared dish rather than just making it without knowing what it's going to be like
12/06/2011
SexyStuff SexyStuff
It is easier for me to use my laptop and have recipes easily searchable.
12/06/2011
OhMy! OhMy!
We use a combination of both, but Smitten Kitchen is one of our favorite blogs! So many tasty things there!
12/06/2011
MeliPixie MeliPixie
You forgot to mention good old-fashioned recipe cards! You know the ones, our great-grandma used to cook with, that have measurements like "a spoonful." I use all three of these methods, depending on what I'm making.
12/06/2011
lexical lexical
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Originally posted by MeliPixie
You forgot to mention good old-fashioned recipe cards! You know the ones, our great-grandma used to cook with, that have measurements like "a spoonful." I use all three of these methods, depending on what I'm making.
I wish I had those! I haven't inherited anything like that, though I wish I had.
12/07/2011
sexy19364 sexy19364
I like cookbooks, but mine always end up with notes scribbled in the margins about variations and things I noticed while making the recipes...

Blogs are also great because I can read the blogger's experience with the recipe, and I can also read comments from other people about their variations and adjustments.
12/08/2011
lexical lexical
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Originally posted by sexy19364
I like cookbooks, but mine always end up with notes scribbled in the margins about variations and things I noticed while making the recipes...

Blogs are also great because I can read the blogger's experience with the recipe, and I can also ...
Ohhh, I hate writing in books! I can't handle it. Some librarian must have really scared me in elementary school or something...LOL I also am really against dog-eared pages!
12/08/2011
GONE! GONE!
Both. Blogs usually have better photos.
12/09/2011
Iron Man Iron Man
I loooove cooking blogs because they usually come with reader's comments and stuff on how to make things better. It's really nice. :3
12/09/2011
idunshire idunshire
I like my blogs, the only cook book I'm really jonesing for is a copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking (because I have a crush on Julia Child) but it's so hard to find for cheapish!
01/13/2012
ellejay ellejay
I love using blogs. They show me that someone actually made it and usually have helpful tips/pictures.
01/13/2012
mlgrant mlgrant
Quote:
Originally posted by lexical
I love both! Cooking blogs are my guilty pleasure, but I have a pretty hefty cookbook collection as well. Since it's the holidays, I'd love some cookbook recommendations. And I'm always on the lookout for new blogs! If you have a ...
I love using both! I love cookbooks for easy reference to traditional recipes, and I love blogs because they usually show me newer ideas I'd never heard of before.
01/15/2012
biancajames biancajames
Quote:
Originally posted by lexical
I love both! Cooking blogs are my guilty pleasure, but I have a pretty hefty cookbook collection as well. Since it's the holidays, I'd love some cookbook recommendations. And I'm always on the lookout for new blogs! If you have a ...
I get my recipes online these days, mostly...
01/16/2012
lemony lemony
I prefer blogs, they're easier to get to and there's more variety.
02/01/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
Both!
02/01/2012
voenne voenne
I like both, but I don't spend my money on cook books anymore -- especially because my diet is so specific (vegan and gluten free). I just cook from blogs now, or I go make copies from the library for specific things I find interesting. A couple of my favorites are: ohsheglows.com and veggiegrettie.com
02/01/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
Both are good but I don't have any books so I usually go online.
02/01/2012
ConnerJay ConnerJay
Both! Blogs are fun to search for and of course they are free which is a big plus. I looove shopping for cookbooks and having them handy in the kitchen, they are a luxury though.
02/05/2012
snuggly snuggly
I've found the cookbooks to be more helpful personally.
02/05/2012
tern tern
Cooking blogs are fun for some things, but nothing will ever beat my own books that I can scribble in and change the measurements and get stains on all the pages and get to know like good friends.

I have good memories with my cook books, and I'd never trade them in for the speedy convenience of recipe searching/blogs online. Even when I do pull recipes from online, I print them out and stick them in a notebook so I can annotate them. I'm rarely 100% pleased with a recipe, and generally find better ways of doing things for me personally, so not being able to note what worked and didn't on a recipe drives me nuts.
03/02/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
I normally just google the recipe when I want to make it
03/02/2012
Tork48309 Tork48309
I love AllRecipes.com It's kind of a blog AND a cookbook.
03/03/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
Quote:
Originally posted by Tork48309
I love AllRecipes.com It's kind of a blog AND a cookbook.
I like that site too!
03/03/2012
oldman oldman
Cooking blogs because you get to hear what really works and is delicious. Alot of book recipes sound great but once you make it and serve it, it really suchsl The blog woulld have to a wider range of opinions. Kind of like all the opinions of EF reviewers.
03/03/2012
Azule Azule
Blogs are a but more personal and sometimes I feel like I can contact the person to troubleshoot certain issues.
03/04/2012
AHubbyof2SexualMinds AHubbyof2SexualMinds
If I'm using a recipe more than likely it's from one of the cookbooks I have, otherwise I'm making something on the fly.
03/05/2012
In Between Soliloquies In Between Soliloquies
"Bneither" is hilarous!

I like cookbooks, but the good thing about blogs is that you can read comments from people who have tried and/or modified the recipes.
03/05/2012
hillys hillys
cookbooks are my way to go, but blogs are useful in figuring out subsitutes and short cuts for recipies if you don't have all the equiptment or if you need to change something.
03/26/2012
humblepie humblepie
I love my cookbooks! Lately, though, I've been using blogs a little more often because you can comment on the recipes and see other people's comments as well! Same with recipe websites.
04/09/2012
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