Gourmet's big yellow book? To keep or not to keep...
- edinaeats Dec 27, 2004 08:43 AM
Got Gourmet's new cookbook for Christmas and am deciding on whether I should keep it. Does anyone have it?
Would love to hear what you all think of it. Also- if anyone has a favorite recipe ?
I received a copy of the new GOURMET cookbook, and I'd definitely say it's a keeper!
I also got MARCELLA SAYS, which I'm halfway through, and it's just marvelous. Also got Anthony Bourdain's LES HALLES cookbook and Anya von Bremzen's THE GREATEST DISHES: Around the World in 80 Dishes, both of which I'm really looking forward to.
I bought my own food books with gift certificates:
On Food and Cooking revised
Both of which I have been lusting after for a goodly number of years
Coming Home to Eat
nonfiction about a guy who tries to eat 80% of foods that come from within 250 miles of his home. It is a little preachy but an interesting concept.
I too received it for Christmas - Santa read my list.
I've read through half of it (I'm one of those people who treats a cookbook like a novel). I was impressed by the fact that there are an unusually low number of recipes that I wouldn't even consider making. Usually a cookbook will fall into the 40-60 ratio (either I'd make 40 percent and ignore the other 60 or vice versa). Most of the recipes looked quite worthwhile.
The biggest beef with the book, from what I read on Amazon, is the goofy yellow ink used in the headings. I must have one of the later editions because I didn't have any problems reading it.