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Subject: Time-Life Good Cook Series
Date Posted: 4/4/2009 12:02 PM ET
Member Since: 11/26/2008
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Hello fellow Foodies!

I am looking for various books from the 1979 - 1983 The Good Cook Time-Life Series.  I came by a few from viewers of this post and that makes 10 more to go!

These books are only posted every six months or so, but I thought I would give it a shot and see what's out there in this forum.  These books are fairly common, but they are pretty hefty in size and thought that maybe someone would like to send several to the same requestor to save on shipping (me!!)  I don't need all of them to come from the same household and I actually enjoy the "hunt" for these to create a complete collection.  Please let me know if you have some of these available or know someone who may be willing to part with them for credits!

Here is my current wishlist:

Beef & Veal





Classic Desserts

Cookies & Crackers

Dried Beans

Eggs & Cheese



Hors' D'oeuvre


Outdoor Cooking


Pies & Pastries







Snacks & Sandwiches



Variety Meats



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Date Posted: 4/7/2009 4:39 AM ET
Member Since: 1/8/2007
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I have some of this series and will check and see if I have any duplicates. It will take me awhile though as I have at least a thousand cookbooks and a lot of them are in boxes. If I find any I will PM you. I agree with you that it is a nice series, I was looking at the salad one fairly recently and was rather impressed with it.

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 11:20 AM ET
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Thanks Ronda!  Take your time, I think this may be a slow process, but that's all part of the fun, right?

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 11:30 AM ET
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I'm trying to collect a time life series too, the "Enchanted Worlds" one, I love time life books! I will keep an eye out for these at my thrift store, maybe I can find some in postable condition.
Date Posted: 4/8/2009 12:06 AM ET
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Liesl, I never heard about that collection until now.  I just looked it up on Ebay and there is a complete set that closes on the 9th, right now the price is $26.00.  It looks really interesting!

Date Posted: 7/25/2009 5:47 PM ET
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4 more came up on my wishlist this week!