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Inspiration From The Distant Past
Found note in an old book... warms the cockles of my bookish heart...
Delynne posted almost a year ago about this cookbook, Deceptively Delicious. I already had the other book, Sneaky Chef when she wrote her review. But I decided to look for this one to try. This, of course, is not another rehash of all that, uh, mash. This is my BBB!
So. I looked up this book on several websites. I found bargain books that were used, price was good, but the shipping put it up there. Or else it was dirty. I don't know about you, but I cannot stand dirty cookbooks. Blech.
I checked my Half Price Books stores. I looked at Walmart and Barnes and Noble. I just didn't want to spend a lot of money for a possibly redundant book. I kind of gave up.
Then after reading one of Lesa's BBBs, I started checking my Big Lots for books. That would be a store, y'all, not a comment on the ample proportions I may or may not have.
Well, as chance would have it, lo and behold, I found what I had been looking for! Deceptively Delicious! And how much? Was it $7.99 for a used, food stained (I hope) copy? Was it $15 or more for a brand spanking new copy?
No, my friends. It was NOT. It was a mere, $3.00!!! I know! I couldn't believe it either! A brand, spanking (I smacked it around a bit, so yeah) NEW book - no stains, smells, problems, pages missing, etc., etc. (King and I. Wasn't that a great movie? The original one, I mean. So great. Etc., etc.)
I was so excited, I checked to make sure it wasn't marked wrong. It wasn't! I double checked with the cashier, and when I was told that it was, in fact, $3.00, I got all chatty with her (who by the by, could not care less. She just kept chewing her cud, uh, I mean, gum, looking at me like I had three eyes! Young people these days, am I right? Why, back in my day...well maybe you aren't interested in all of THAT.) Anywho, pret-ty exciting. Pret-ty darn exciting.
So do you have any favorite Bargain Cookbooks? Have you tried this cookbook?
If you have a bargain book, please share. We love to brag on bargains! The linky will be open through Friday this week.