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#11 Thu 26 Mar 09 11:00am

MsPablo

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Re: Your Favorite Cookbooks!

Some attractive cookbooks that I use often:

'Monet's Kitchen' - beautiful pictures, recipes used in his kitchen at Giverny.
'Italy the Beautiful' - great photos, classic recipes that really work.
'Provence the Beautiful' - great photos, excellent, classic recipes that work.
'Culinaria Hungary' - great photos, more than a cookbook, classic recipes.
'Lidia's Family Table' - excellent Italian recipes, detailed instructions.

Just got 'Jamie at Home' for Christmas and 'Jamie's Italy', both have great photos, haven't had time to try the recipes.

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#12 Thu 26 Mar 09 6:13pm

dawnrigoni

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Re: Your Favorite Cookbooks!

Thanks for the tips, MsPablo! I'll definitely check out 'Culinaria Hungary' as I am of Hungarian descent and would love to learn more about their cuisine.

I just ordered 'The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook' and 'The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook' on Amazon...they both look so lovely, I couldn't resist. Will let you all know how they are!

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#13 Fri 27 Mar 09 7:41am

MsPablo

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Re: Your Favorite Cookbooks!

Dawn,  Here's a recipe for chicken paprikas from Culinaria:
http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewto … 55#p280355

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#14 Fri 27 Mar 09 8:09am

dawnrigoni

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Re: Your Favorite Cookbooks!

Thank you! I'll make this when my husband comes back from Portugal! Sounds like good comfort food.

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#15 Fri 27 Mar 09 3:41pm

jibsenior

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Re: Your Favorite Cookbooks!

i can recommend: new british classics by gary rhodes
                           passione by gennaro contaldo
                           cook simple by diane henry
the gary rhodes book is especially helpfull with help on sauces and basic techniques.i love italian so passione is superb and also cook simple has many easy to cook recipes for when you have little time for complicated prep and cooking techniques.i ,of course , have dozens of cookbooks but i thought that these 3 deserved to be mentioned as i have used them to produce the best meals that i have had the pleasure of cooking.

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#16 Fri 27 Mar 09 7:52pm

minerva

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Re: Your Favorite Cookbooks!

Can anything beat handwritten ones over 100 years old?

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#17 Fri 27 Mar 09 8:02pm

dawnrigoni

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Re: Your Favorite Cookbooks!

minerva wrote:

Can anything beat handwritten ones over 100 years old?

ooooh, you're a lucky one! I started my own handwritten cookbook for my future great great great granchildren.
I started a thread a while back called 'Heirloom Recipes.' Maybe you can add some of your treasures from the 100 year old handwritten cook book there?
whistle

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#18 Fri 27 Mar 09 8:03pm

dawnrigoni

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Re: Your Favorite Cookbooks!

jibsenior wrote:

i can recommend: new british classics by gary rhodes
                           passione by gennaro contaldo
                           cook simple by diane henry
the gary rhodes book is especially helpfull with help on sauces and basic techniques.i love italian so passione is superb and also cook simple has many easy to cook recipes for when you have little time for complicated prep and cooking techniques.i ,of course , have dozens of cookbooks but i thought that these 3 deserved to be mentioned as i have used them to produce the best meals that i have had the pleasure of cooking.

Cool, isn't the author of Passione the italian mentor from Jamie?

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#19 Fri 27 Mar 09 8:28pm

jibsenior

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Re: Your Favorite Cookbooks!

Cool, isn't the author of Passione the italian mentor from Jamie?[/quotgennaro contaldo , yes he is often refered to as jamies mentor and has appeared on jamie at home numerous times.he is a humerous fellow with slightly borcken english and a mad cap attitude but most of all he is a superb patron of italian food.

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#20 Fri 27 Mar 09 8:45pm

minerva

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Re: Your Favorite Cookbooks!

He was such fun to watch/listen to at the GoodFoodShow last year........half his equipment wasn't ready in front of him, & he made us all roar with laughter as he shouted round the back of the stand, chucked stuff about, dropped food on the floor.....it was all pure theatre! My sides ached, yet I came away remembering everything he told us. Now that's a good teacher!
Its no wonder JO is so good & still doesn't take himself too seriously.

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