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Our Favorite Cookbooks
Please understand up front what a daunting task we have before us!
Our cookbook collection numbers well over 1,000. How in the world do we
narrow it down to our all-time favorites? The ones we absolutely could not
Having said that, I must add that I refuse to complicate this exercise by
insisting on a particular order. Even a simple alphabetical listing seems
stressful at this point. And we cannot imagine having to list them in
order of preference! We can always organize later!
So. We will simply begin by beginning with the first must-have cookbook
that comes to mind...
Our Favorites, page 1
New York Times Cookbook:
Classic Recipes for a New Century
When Amanda Hesser chose the title for this
tome, she was serious!
What is it not?
It is NOT a revised version of any New York Times
cookbook ever published.
What is it then?
It IS "a compendium of the ost well-known and
influential recipes printed in the New York Times."
It is a culinary time machine.
Love New Orleans?
This book's for you!
My New Orleans:
200 of My Favorite Recipes
and Stories from My Hometown
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Our list is evolving even as we type...
We checked with
Chef Keegan to find out which cookbooks
considers essential to those of you who value excellence in food.
Since his primary area of expertise is pastry, that is where the
More to come as soon as I can catch him with a
few minutes to spare! Here is the result:
Desserts (Nancy Silverton)
How to Cook Everything:
2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food
The Last Course (Claudia Fleming)
Professional Pastry Chef: Fundamentals
of Baking and Pastry
The Secrets of Baking: Simple Techniques
for Sophisticated Desserts (Sherry Yard)
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(work in progress!)
Available 1 Nov 2011
My Family Table:
A Passionate Plea
for Home Cooking
The Single Best
Recipe from Each
Mastering the Art
of French Cooking
Set: Deluxe Edition
The Essential Thomas Keller:
The French Laundry Cookbook
and Ad Hoc at Home
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