Top Cookbooks Of The Year


Joined Apr 4, 2000
It's that time of the year, the list is appearing everywhere. Here's the Los Angeles Times published their lists of top ten cookbooks:

"The Last Course," Claudia Fleming with Melissa Clark (Random House, $40)

"Pleasures of the Vietnamese Table," Mai Pham (HarperCollins, $27.50)

"Zarela's Veracruz," Zarela Martínez with Anne Mendelson (Houghton Mifflin, $35)

"Simple French Cooking," Georges Blanc and Coco Jobard (Sterling, $29.95)

"Growing Up in a Korean Kitchen," Hi Soo Shin Hepinstall (10 Speed Press, $29.95)

"Recipes From Home," David Page and Barbara Shinn (Artisan, $30)

"Vegetables From Amaranth to Zucchini," Elizabeth Schneider (William Morrow, $60)

"In the Sweet Kitchen," Regan Daley (Artisan, $35)

"Saveur Cooks Authentic Italian," Editors of Saveur Magazine (Chronicle, $40)

The Paris Cookbook," Patricia Wells (HarperCollins, $30)

I must say I am so glad to see In The Sweet Kitchen on this list.


Joined Apr 4, 2000
Why not make a bread book list Kyle?

I'm already looking forward to it!
Joined Aug 11, 2000
I'm actually using "In the Sweet Kitchen" and "Recipes from Home" on a regular basis which is so not me....go figure, my regulars for baking were older Joy of Cooking or Home Ec books on pastries and candies from the 50-60s, and Maida Heatters.
the other 482 cookbooks are reference books.
My dear friend has 9000+ food and wine library (literally registered as a library) and I use that for off the wall shtuff.
I just bought Amy's Bread book at a discount mall bookstore ($5.99)....maybe now I can break out the cloche.
Also picked up Maida Heatters Best cookies....she is amazing.
Joined Aug 14, 2000
Amy's Bread is a good find as it's out of print. I bought it just for Semolina bread. I use fennel and raisins rather than apricots and sage - awesome. I also have Maida Heater's cookie book :)
Joined Jul 31, 2000
Isa, I bought In the sweet kitchen for my pastry chef.

Today I picked it up for myself :)
Now maybe I get more involved with the pastry forums.

Thanks for the "Tip" Isa
Joined Mar 13, 2001
The Last Course (Claudia Fleming) is such a superb book!

I really look forward to trying some of the recipes...:p
Joined Nov 29, 2001
The only review I've ever seen of this book was extremely negative. I respect the opinion of the reviewer, which makes me squeamish to try it.
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