I'm considering doing a very deep cookbook purge. I simply no longer have the space I used to have for cookbooks or the time to cook the way I used to. I've done purges in the past, but my COTM's have always been untouchable. I think now might be the time for me to pare down that collection.
For reference, here's a link to the COTM archive. http://www.chow.com/cookbook_of_the_m...
1. Which books will I regret getting rid of and/or which are your most indispensible/favorite COTM cookbooks? I think these are the same question. Maybe not.
2. Which books are purge-worthy simply because so many of the recipes are available online? For instance, do I really need Plenty or Melissa Clark or Ina Garten or Homesick Texan? Are any of these books more than the sum of their recipes?
Thank you for your thoughts. And happy (almost) 2013!