Top Cookbooks Of The Year

Discussion in 'Cookbook Reviews' started by isa, Dec 20, 2001.

  1. isa

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    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.
     
  2. kylew

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    What?! No bread books!? I'm canceling my subscription :)
     
  3. isa

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    Why not make a bread book list Kyle?


    I'm already looking forward to it!
     
  4. shroomgirl

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    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.
     
  5. isa

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    How so Shroom?
     
  6. kylew

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    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 :)
     
  7. cape chef

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    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
    cc
     
  8. kimmie

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    The Last Course (Claudia Fleming) is such a superb book!

    I really look forward to trying some of the recipes...:p
     
  9. chiffonade

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    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.