I've got 30 to 40 cookbooks and a stack of Cooks Illustrated. Most I use rarely. Some I use a couple times a month. But I use Joy of Cooking frequently. It taught me to cook and it's my go-to book.
Originally Posted by Masel
A stack of internet print outs also tend to have these sorts of substitutions scribbled in on the side. (I started adding dates to these notes which make them sciency and historical.
I write notes and date them in my cookbooks, too. To me it's a bit of family history and a record of my progress as a cook over the years. I have this fantasy that my daughter or son will 'inherit' my cookbooks and appreciate the history and my accumulated experience and wisdom ( Jan. 7, 1999, too much salt...)