Coming Soon ...

Discussion in 'Cookbook Reviews' started by isa, Aug 6, 2003.

  1. isa

    isa

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    A few reading suggestion....


    American Pie: My Search for the Perfect Pizza
    by Peter Reinhart November 2003

    Aquavit: And the New Scandanavian Cuisine
    by Marcus Samuelsson October 2003

    Bittersweet: Recipes for Today's Better Chocolates
    by Alice Medrich November 2003

    Classic Breads : Delicious Recipes from Around the World
    by Manuela Caldirola October 2003

    Classic Chinese Cuisine
    by Nina Simonds September 2003

    Cooking by Hand
    by Paul Bertolli August 19, 2003

    Craft: Notes and Recipes from a Restaurant Kitchen
    by Tom Colicchio October 2003

    Escape to Yountville: Recipes for Health and Relaxation from Napa Valley
    by Sally James

    Granita Magic: Rediscovering the Pleasure of Ices in More than 50 Grown-up Recipes
    by Nadia Roden

    Great Cookies: Secrets to Sensational Sweets
    by Carole Walter November 2003

    Home Baking: Sweet and Savory Traditions from Around the World
    by Jefferey Alford, Naomi Duguid November 2003

    Kitchen of Light: New Scandinavian Cooking With Andreas Viestad
    by Andreas Viestad, Mette Randem

    Land of Plenty: A Treasury of Authentic Sichuan Cooking
    by ***hsia Dunlop

    Macrina Bakery and Cafe Cookbook
    by Leslie MacKie October 2003

    Mes Tartes: The Sweet and Savory Tarts of Christine Ferber
    by Christine Ferber September 2003

    Raw
    by Charlie Trotter November 2003

    Thai Food and Cooking: A Fiery and Exotic Cuisine: The Traditions, Techniques, Ingredients and Recipes
    by Judy Bastyra, Becky Johnson

    The Art of Aureole
    by Charlie Palmer, Judith Choate October 2003

    The Metropolitan Bakery Cookbook: Artisan Breads, Pastries, and Desserts from Philadelphia's Premier Bakery
    by James Barrett, Wendy Smith Born October 2003

    The New York Times Seafood Cookbook: More than 250 Recipes Collected from the Pages of The New York Times
    by Florence Fabricant (Editor)


    Soon in paperback:

    A New Way to Cook
    by Sally Schneider August 2003

    From Here, You Can't See Paris: Seasons of a French Village and Its Restaurant
    by Michael S. Sanders October 2003

    How to Read a French Fry: And Other Stories of Intriguing Kitchen Science
    by Russ Parsons September 2003

    It Must Have Been Something I Ate: The Return Of The Man Who Ate Everything
    by Jeffrey Steingarten October 2003

    Near a Thousand Tables: A History of Food
    by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto September 2003

    The Chocolate Bible
    by Christian Teubner October 2003

    The Healthy Kitchen: Recipes for a Better Body, Life, and Spirit
    by Andrew M. D. Weil, Rosie Daley December 2003

    Year in Chocolate: Four Seasons of Unforgettable Desserts
    by Alice Medrich October 2003
     
  2. suzanne

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    UH-OH!! Thanks for the warning. :D

    Better start saving the pennies. :eek:
     
  3. isa

    isa

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    Which one are you looking forward to Suzanne?
     
  4. marinboy

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    Not sure what to say here... so many good prospects. Having worked for Roxanne for a year I might say that when Raw W/ Charlie Trotter finally comes out it's probably gonna be a huge story. I'm currently reading Paul Bertolli and Jeremiah Tower. Cali food is going off as much as any else as I have researched these days. Let me know what you think!!
     
  5. suzanne

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    Well, I bought the Bertolli. It's as much a reference book as one to cook from -- and to me, that's great. :D

    I might spring for the Alford/Daguid -- I think that along with Dornenburg and Page, they are the best team writing. But I'll wait a year or two on Colicchio's book -- until it's remaindered.

    One thing I realized as I was trying to find space for all my books: I don't buy any to actually cook from, any more. I mostly use them as reference works. So I'm not going to run out and buy the latest hot chef's hot new cookbook, unless it's got a lot more than just recipes. That's why I like the Bertolli book, and Diane Forley's Anatomy of a Dish.
     
  6. mezzaluna

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    Me too, Suzanne. Although my collection comes nowhere near to your huge and venerable one, I'm pretty picky about what I buy. I have certain recipes I look at, taste in my head, and decide if I like the author's take on the dish. If I do, I look further and if I find at least four or five I'd like to try, I buy it. If not, like you I wait for the remainder pile.

    The exception to this strategy is when I hear about a book on this site and it's something I have llittle or no depth of knowledge in- pastry, for example, or a particular cuisine. I really trust what I read here!
     
  7. marinboy

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    Glad to hear that Bertolli's book is getting read... I think it's a pretty important work. You know that he also wrote Chez Panisse Cooking which is well over a decade old but still great. In the same vain, I did myself a great disservice not so long ago when I borrowed Max McCalman's "The Cheese Plate" from my library... I renewed it as many times as I could and reread it twice. If you're interested in the subject he's exhaustive in his knowledge of it... can you imagine having a fromagier at your restaurant?!:D
     
  8. isa

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    I'm really looking forward to

    Home Baking: Sweet and Savory Traditions from Around the World by Jefferey Alford, Naomi Duguid

    I love the idea of exploring the traditions of other countries. And judging from their other books this one should be fascinating.


    And:

    Aquavit: And the New Scandanavian Cuisine
    by Marcus Samuelsson

    I know nothing of Swedish food. Ok so there are Swedish meatballs and gravax, spice cookies. It is time to broden my scandinavian horizon. ;)
     
  9. shroomgirl

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    I have heard that Marcus Samuelson's book is great.....no surprise.
    Raw peeks my interest.....I have friends that have dined at Roxanne's and said the food was incredible.