From the Syracuse Post-Standard:
For decades, Joan Green hid a secret in the basement of her Cazenovia [NY] home.
Stacked on a series of ever-expanding shelves sat row after row of cookbooks. French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, anything Julia Child and newer additions from famed Food Network chefs like Ina Garten and Mario Batali: Green had them all.
Over more than 60 years, she acquired thousands of cookbooks. Her collection grew so big, she said, “I didn’t want people to know, so I hid it.”
But Green and her husband, Ed, are planning to move to a different home this spring. Something had to be done about the cookbooks.
Earlier this fall, Green decided she could part with 2,000 of her treasured books. She attempted to pawn them off to children and friends, but “no one wanted 2,000 cookbooks,” she said.
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