I know you didn't - I did Just joking. It's my understanding that it's pretty popular, there.I didn't say that Spag Bol was a British dish. It was not included in the recipes in my first post about a recipe book by Marguerite Patten.
In my second post, about an entirely different cook book, about "Recipes of the World" I entered an opinion that the recipe for Spaghetti Bolognese was an excellent one.
I have loads more that I like, but I have to include this one that I forgot to mention, Julia Child's The Way to Cook. From just about anyone else, I wouldn't get a cookbook with that name, sounds too arrogant, but she could get away with it.I'm very fond of Joy of Cooking, I have a couple of editions and my big Danish cookbook, Mesterkokkens Store Kogebog.
I tend to think of my copy of Joy of Cooking, the version from the 1970s, as a mini cooking encyclopedia. We used it a lot when I lived in a log cabin in the late 1970s to early 1980s. We used it when we had to butcher an entire moose and also for deer. How to dress a whole snowshoe hare. (We were broke. Snowshoe hare was our main protein all winter long.) How to can jams and tomatoes and make chutneys. Very, very useful cookbook.I agree! Joy of Cooking has great recipes, but also explanations. When our plumber brought us a piglet "dressed out" but whole carcass, I went to Joy to find out how to cut it up.
And Julia Child--all of her cookbooks are great! Julia could get away with being a bit arrogant, but she was also funny, terribly competent, and smart as a whip.
I really must go through my cookbooks and thin the ranks. (That won't happen--these are more than cookbooks, they are memory binders and old friends).