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#31 Sat 28 Mar 09 4:55pm

minerva

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Re: Your Favorite Cookbooks!

Question??? for bcrain...............it really is such a good idea for JO to do a children's range of junior cookbooks (especially since he's such  a family man, & devoted to changing cooking/eating habits)...........why don't you suggest it to the "office"?
It may be that being so busy doing all his usual stuff, he hasn't thought of it yet?

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#32 Sat 28 Mar 09 4:55pm

dawnrigoni

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Re: Your Favorite Cookbooks!

LaTavolaMarche wrote:

Favs:

Silver spoon Cookbook - FABULOUS index - easy to search by food/ingredient.
Artusi - Italian culinary bible (ours is in Italian)
Joy of Cooking - American bible of cooking - best cookies recipes
Larousse Gastronomique is an encyclopedia of gastronomy
Jamie's Italy
The Beautiful Cookbook series - for their incredible photos - I put a collection of these in all the guest bedrooms.

Joy of Cooking!!!! Yes, ofcourse, how could I forget? This was my stepmom's only cookbook and I remember her copy being totally smudged with all sorts of stains, and there were always bits of flour between the pages.
Thanks for reminding me about this one, I'll definitely get a copy.

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#33 Sat 28 Mar 09 5:05pm

MsPablo

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Re: Your Favorite Cookbooks!

I thought Joy of Cooking was good for basic terms, etc., but I find their recipes to be very bland.  I have the older Silver Palette books and have some favorites from them in desserts and soups in particular.

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#34 Sat 28 Mar 09 5:21pm

bcrain

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Re: Your Favorite Cookbooks!

minerva wrote:

Question??? for bcrain...............it really is such a good idea for JO to do a children's range of junior cookbooks (especially since he's such  a family man, & devoted to changing cooking/eating habits)...........why don't you suggest it to the "office"?
It may be that being so busy doing all his usual stuff, he hasn't thought of it yet?

Thanks for the feedback ladies! I think I will as I have something else I need to comment on. I really think that would be awsome for kids. At certain times my son gets books given to him that are somehow funded by the Gov't and these kids in Elementary schools are all given these books for free ( somehow I am sure I have paid for it one way or another ) But you know what? They are kind of lame and uninteresting books to tell you the truth. That's what made me think of JO... it seems a perfect fit.( especially for the kids in the UK )

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#35 Mon 30 Mar 09 1:43pm

Fontainhas

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Re: Your Favorite Cookbooks!

The Fannie Farmer Cookbook by Martha Cunningham.
My dad brought it from the states loads of years ago and managed to get me a copy the last time he went there (also got me the american measurement utensils, which are my little treasure).
It doesn't have anything really noveau in it, but for the basics it's fantastic. It has everything you need!

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#36 Mon 30 Mar 09 1:53pm

CarolineB

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Re: Your Favorite Cookbooks!

Ok, finally I made my decision:

Happy Days with the Naked Chef - Jamie Oliver
50 Great Curries of India - Camellia Panjabi
Medina Kitchen: Home Cooking from North Africa - Fiona Dunlop

yummy  yummy  yummy

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#37 Mon 30 Mar 09 2:03pm

dawnrigoni

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Re: Your Favorite Cookbooks!

I love hearing about all of these cookbooks...will definitely be checking them out on Amazon and ordering the ones that look promising  thumbsup

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#38 Mon 30 Mar 09 9:23pm

dawnrigoni

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Re: Your Favorite Cookbooks!

OK everyone, I have a new favorite cook book:
The Hummingbird Bakery cookbook!!! It arrived today and OH MY GOD, everything looks so amazingly scrumptious. As soon as I bake something from it I'll post it in my blog. thumbsup
By the way, the hummingbird bakery is in London and specializes in cupcakes.

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#39 Mon 30 Mar 09 10:41pm

LouLucky13

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Re: Your Favorite Cookbooks!

the kitchen diary by nigel slater.... how to eat by nigella lawson.... and the river cottage meat book

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#40 Mon 30 Mar 09 11:10pm

bcrain

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Re: Your Favorite Cookbooks!

I just got a few new cookbooks

1. Tangy Tart Hot & Sweet, Padam Lakshmi, I really like this one
2. mezze, Beverly le Blanc, lots of basics
3. Gordon Ramsay, Healthy Appetite, I like it but haven't cooked from it yet.

I also really like this magazine http://www.flavoursmagazine.ca/

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