Excellent point, Isabelle. I went and checked out the website again and guests can't see all the books they offer. You really want to see one of the catalogs. Svad, if you want, PM me an address and I'll drop the next catalog I get in the mail for you.
Just wanted to say I have been in the GoodCook club for about 8 yrs now and very much enjoy it. Do get a catalog, it comes with good offers most months too. I have never been shipped a wrong order, never had an order or payment lost. I love my cookbooks.
To answer your original question Svad, there are no vegetarian cookbook in the last two catalogues. In November, they offered Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian, Deborah Madison’s Vegetarian Cooking For Everyone.
You see, not all of us remember to call to tell them not to send the monthly selection, and I've ended up having to buy a book that I misplaced when I moved. I'm not sure what cookbook it is, but they're all great, so I"m sure it will be exciting when I find it again.
For my free books, though, I got
Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
The New Making of a Cook
I can't remember what else, but these are expensive books to get for almost nothing!!
I think the selection is good as well, and they have a lot of new books as they come out.
Shimmer, about 5-6yrs ago I got tired of recieving those Monthly selections either by mistake or becuz I didnt mail back that silly card, so I wrote a letter to just cancel my membership and explained to them I liked the club very much, just not the hassle of keeping track of those monthly selections. (I often sent them back and had to pay the postage)
Well, about 2-3months later I got a phone call from their customer service asking me if I would like to rejoin but not have to deal with that Monthly automatic thing. I said OF COURSE! I did so, and now my membership works the opposite, only if I want a book or Monthly Selection do I have to contact them. Its great. I suggest you might try the same
I've found Jessica's Biscuit to have a much wider selection than The Good Cook...However, they don't have the bonus point program. ecookbooks.com
I've been a member of The Good Cook for years and also tired of the selection of the month automatic mailings. (How else would I have ended up with Emeril Lagasse's Every Day's a Party?? His other books, maybe, but that one is pure fluff.) I, having little or no patience, called them and asked if there was any way to get off the automatic selection dealie. They said, "No problem" and now I just order the books I want without having to send/fax/go online and refuse any I don't want. If you've been a member for one year or more, don't hesitate to call them and get yourself off auto-selection delivery.
Svadhisthana: Did you join and have you heard anything back from Good Cook? I joined back in November or even earlier and haven't heard a thing since.
Chiffonade: I agree with you. Jessica's Biscuit is great. They have excellent prices. I bought Bread Baker's Apprentice for something like $24 and New Way to Cook for around $20 also. Since I spent more than $40, I was able to choose a free cookbook from a fairly large list. I chose Marion Cunningham's Breakfast Book. I think it is now out-of-print, but it has very good breakfast recipes.