Cookbook - R.R.?
- chica Aug 31, 2006 10:21 PM
I'm thinking of getting a newbie bride a cookbook for her birthday. Do you suggest Rachel Ray's 365? Let me know what you think is the most affordable, universal cookbook! Thanks in advance.
Call me crazy, but I'd go with "Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home."
The point being that for a newbie bride you want to inspire as well as instruct. The recipes are easy to understand with lots of beautiful and instructive pictures and, as a bonus, it clearly shows that there is no one way to cook. Cooking is an art with different interpretations on everything.
From a simple roast chicken to a holiday meal, this is hard to beat.
Rachael Ray? Ewwww. Only if she's a die-hard RR fan, but in that case, she probably already has the cookbook.
How about The Best Recipe cookbook? There are actually three - the first one, a revised one, and a light version. They feature classic, traditional American cuisine (roast chicken, meatloaf, apple pie, etc.) with a few modern and ethnic additions. People who like to understand the science of cooking can read the lengthy descriptions of how the best version was perfected, and those who don't can simply skip to the recipe.