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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cookbook Wednesday; Return of the Sheik

Cookbook Wednesdays Logo
Welcome to Cookbook Wednesday! Before I begin today's share, I'd like to take a moment to do a bit of catching up. First, thank you to everyone who has been participating in Cookbook Wednesday the past couple of weeks. I know it has been touch and go with you being able to link up your posts but I think I have finally got it covered for now. After a bit of snooping around, I have decided to give Linky Tools a try.

As many of you already know, I'm a cookbook collector from way back. I didn't give much thought to posting a Cookbook Wednesday on a regular basis until a few of you suggested I give it a try. Well, of course I want to see your cookbooks too. I LOVE cookbooks!!! Hence Cookbook Wednesday was created.

There aren't rules "per se" to participate in Cookbook Wednesday. Just dig out one of your favorite cookbooks, if you're anything like me, you don't actually have one favorite, lol...Any ol favorite will do:) Post about it on your blog. Share some recipes, give us a back story or simply post a picture for all to see. If you would like to grab the badge I made up top and include it in your post, that would be wonderful. If not, that's fine too:) Either way, please do link back to this post or whatever future Cookbook Wednesday post you share.

There were a couple of reasons why I chose to give Linky Tools a try. One, they gave me a 30 day free trial. Since I'm not really sure how long Cookbook Wednesday will fit into our blogging schedules, it fit my needs for now. However, reason number two really intrigued me. It seems they have a Linky List Directory where you can see all the current link blogging that's going. Our Cookbook Wednesday will automatically be added to that list!

Taking a closer look at the books that are linked up would certainly be a nice gesture. Isn't that one of the reasons for sharing? Sure you may be tempted to add yet another cookbook to your shelf, so what, lol!!!

The Return of the Sheik

To really shake things up a bit, I've chosen an uncookbook to share today. It's a menu!!!

Return of the Sheik
The Sheik Restaurant
Lebanese Dishes
Lebanese Recipes
Thank you so much for visiting, Cookbook Wednesday! "See" you Sunday for Eat A Cranberry Day!!! Louise:)







50 Nibbles:

Kitchen Riffs said...

:D What a wonderful selection! Fun stuff. Never heard of that restaurant. Next time I'm in NYC I'll have to go to 29th & Lex and see if I can spot its location.

dentistvschef said...

the sheiks looks so spooky, lol

Linda A. Thompson-Ditch said...

What a fun idea! I can't participate this week, but hopefully one Wednesday soon!

Dottie said...

Dear Louise, Fabulous post and what fun. The Linky List Directory is a great tool, I love the info you gave about Cookbook Wednesday and especially "The Return of the Sheik" Cookbook. I haven't seen anything like this before, looks so interesting and the dishes sound very good. I like you have so many cookbooks, it is really hard to choose one cookbook and a recipe. Thanks for sharing, Have a blessed week, ps say hello to Marion....Dottie :)

Marjie said...

I'm linked up; I do like this Linky Tool better than the other one.

And who could resist an un-cookbook mentioning John Barrymore? It's a cute little pamphlet.

Hope you're staying warm, and didn't get too much of the white (obscenity omitted). Fortunately for me, I just got the bitter cold, which does not need to be shoveled!

rika@vm said...

Just saw your comment on Johanna's latest post - I grew up in PA, hehe and enjoyed Philly last year - Vedge & HipCityVeg was a lovely place!

Pam said...

I love cookbooks too! I have never had Lebanese food before..

~ Nee ~ said...

Hi Louise ,
What a fun post . It's great to be back to check up on things , I know it will take a couple of days to catch up , I am BAaack and wiggling my toes . now off to make more rounds and thanks for your prayers and positive vibes . (((HUG))) to you and Marion :-D

Elisabeth Foodandthrift said...

Hi Louise, Love these vintage cookbooks. (BTW)...there's a little glitch error at the end of your post, that needs to be fixed! I linked up with my book that I have on my latest post...it's telling me that it needs to be approved (new to me)...so when you approve it I will link back to my post on my blog! Could be just an error...did try again, but it was telling me that I already linked it!
Good thing that I was still on time to link up with you and will pay closer attention, cause I always feature my recipe from certain cookbooks I use! Hugs,

Tammy said...

Hi Louise!!! Oh you've been on my mind. Life's been crazy and I have not been able to snap a pic and share, and I have SO MUCH to share! :D

So, I have a sticky note on the side of my screen so Mom and I remember to share our favs of the week. I hope you are doing well.

xoxoxoxoxo
Tammy<3

Johanna GGG said...

I think cookbook wednesdays is perfect for your blog - it is fantastic to see all your cookbooks - the next best thing to coming to your house to browse your collection - the return of the sheik cover looks very amusing.

Liz Berg said...

I love hearing about new to me cookbooks! What a fun round up, Louise!!

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Hi Louise, love your cookbook Wednesday's, especially these vintage ones. I would love to join but it would have to be sometime after the holidays.

~~louise~~ said...

I'd be curious to know what's in its location too John. One of us will have to find out:) Thanks for popping by...

~~louise~~ said...

He sure does, Dedy. It was a very old movie, lol...

I Wilkerson said...

Nom, Lebanese food! I am going to the annual Folk Fair tonight and my daughter (who has a rehearsal, "why do I always have something during folk fair") asked me to bring her back some stuffed grape leaves!

What's Baking?? said...

Great idea Louise. You are so creative. Like you I am a collector myself. Well at least I like to think that i am one. I will definitely post one of my favourite books when I have the time. Btw, I am not going to your winter wonderland. I heard there's snowstorm in new York now. I am going to the UK and Europe. We are excited as this is the first time we are going to these countries. Kids are excited. I shall be checking out what you are up to from faraway land 😃😃😃😉

Alida said...

I always like your vintage posts but I am sure you know it by now as I am always mentioning it! Have a fab weekend!!

Shirley Tay said...

Come to think of it, I haven't tried any Lebanese food, Louise. Wonder how the taste is like. Great initiative on Cookbook Wed! Wish I've time to participate, but I'm currently swamped with reviews in the queue. If only I can squeeze out some time........

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Louise,
Glad to hear that your linky is all sorted out!
Love your "uncookbook" and the interesting story on The Sheik.
I've just linked a cookbook today, a book that I love browsing thru every so often, and shared a recipe from it today, a light and lovely plum cake.
Thanks for hosting and hope you have a great weekend!

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

I would have liked to have tried everything at the Sheik.

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself said...

Cookbook wednesdays is always a favourite for me when I blog read, you introduce the coolest vintage cookbooks :D
The sheiks look so read to cook up a Lebanese storm :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

~~louise~~ said...

That would be wonderful Linda!!!

~~louise~~ said...

So Glad you enjoyed the book and the directory, Dottie. Looks like the Linky Tool will be our tool for Cookbook Wednesday!!!

~~louise~~ said...

If I remember correctly Marjie, John Barrymore was Drew Barrymore's grandfather. Don't quote me on that though it might me great grandfather:) We haven't had any snow, yet!

~~louise~~ said...

Welcome, Rika:) I love Johanna's blog!!!

~~louise~~ said...

I LOVE it, Pam! You should give it a try if the opportunity ever comes along OR, make one of these recipes!!!

~~louise~~ said...

Glad to "see" youback Nee!!! Keep those toes a going, lol...

Geraldine Saucier said...

Cookbooks are fun to collect:) I love your choice for an uncookbook Wednesday.

SissySees said...

What fun! Perhaps I can get my act together and link up in a timely fashion next week.

Juliana Levine said...

When growing up in Brazil I was exposed to a lot of Lebanese food...and I loved it! Now, making it is a totally different story...I would love to try some of the recipes in this post...
Have a wonderful weekend Louise :)

~~louise~~ said...

I think the glitch is now fixed Elisabeth:) I'm so glad you linked up for Cookbook Wednesday. I think it's going to be a fun way to share!!!

~~louise~~ said...

Now don't you worry Tammy, I can wait very patiently to see what favorites you will be sharing:)

~~louise~~ said...

Thank you Johanna, I'm so glad everyone is enjoying Cookbook Wednesday:) Of course, you are also more than welcome to come see them in person, with Sylvia and hubby of course:)

~~louise~~ said...

Thanks Liz...

~~louise~~ said...

I'm so glad you enjoy Cookbook Wednesday, Cheri!!! We can't wait to see what you share:)

~~louise~~ said...

Bring me some too Inger! I love stuffed grape leaves and most Lebanese food too:)

~~louise~~ said...

It would be fabulous if you get time to share Jenn! We'd love to see a "taste" of your collection!!! Yes, upstate New York has tons of snow. I'm excited for you and your family. Going to the UK and Europe it wonderful! Have a GREAT time and take lots of pictures to share. "See" you when you get back:)

Elisabeth Foodandthrift said...

Hi Louise...back again, to thank you for fixing the 'link'. It wouldn't let me link it the second time, and I did do it right; just did not show up! So happy to link up, and so much fun to share! xo

~~louise~~ said...

I'm so glad you enjoy visiting, Alida. We love having you:)

~~louise~~ said...

If you ever get a chance to try Lebanese food Shirley, you should. I think you would enjoy the Mediterranean flavors. I know I do!!!

~~louise~~ said...

Your Plum Cake looks amazing Joyce!!! I'm so glad you linked up for Cookbook Wednesday. It took a while but I think I have figured this linky thing out, lol...Thanks so much for visiting Joyce and sharing cookbook Wednesday:)

~~louise~~ said...

That makes two of Karen:)

~~louise~~ said...

So glad you enjoy your visits, Uru.

~~louise~~ said...

Thanks Geraldine:)

~~louise~~ said...

I linked up the Junior League book for you, Channon. You have all week to link up. It only closes on Tuesday and starts back up on Wednesday!!!

~~louise~~ said...

You should go for it Juliana. There's no doubt in my mind you would make some tasty lebanese dishes:)

~~louise~~ said...

Thank YOU, Elisabeth! I think it's fixed now. Hope to "see" you join in again, lol...

grace said...

hoomus! ha! i love lebanese and middle eastern food--it's probably my favorite ethnic cuisine. :)

Gloria Baker said...

Hi Louise! This post is really fun an amazing!
Sorry I dont stopping by before because I had problems for comment!
xoxo