December 2006 Cookbook of the Month: Cast Your Vote Here
Thanks to all the hounds who suggested baking titles for our December 2006 cookbook of the month. I've about 50 pounds of baking cookbooks from the library stacked in my living room. Almost all of them looked interesting and made me eager to bake: it was a tough task to narrow down our list to three. I apologize to you in advance if your favorite baking cookbook isn't on this list-- in this category, there is an embarrassment of riches.
Please remember that we aren't selecting the "best" baking cookbook out there but rather one that a decent-sized group of hounds would be willing to bake from in December.
Please vote for ONE of the following:
-- THE FANNIE FARMER BAKING BOOK by Marion Cunningham
-- MARTHA STEWART'S BAKING HANDBOOK by Martha Stewart
-- BAKING FROM MY HOME TO YOURS by Dorie Greenspan
If you are unfamiliar with any of these, I would suggest taking a look at your local library or bookstore. They are very different in their own ways, but all offer a variety of different baking recipes for the home cook.
Please attach your votes to this thread. Voting will be open until midnight (Pacific Standard Time), Sunday, November 12th. I'll announce the December cookbook on Monday, November 13th.
Thanks for participating!
Martha Stewart Baking
Because I have it. I just bought 2 baking cookbooks that are not on the list.
My vote is for Martha Stewart. The main reason is because of my access to the books at the library. There are more copies of the MS books in the library system which gives me the opportunity to keep it through early January. Baking from My Home to Yours looks wonderful (I checked them all out on Amazon) but the book only came out in September. Consequently, all copies at the library have holds or requests on them. As for the Fanny Farmer book, that also looks quite informative but, oddly enough, out of the entire library system, there is only one copy.
In fairness to all three books. they all look great. I better start running again because I feel my waistline expanding just thinking about all this baking. ;-)
I checked it out of the library and it has everything -- from muffins to galettes, about 20 brownies, cookies, cakes -- and I want to make them all! Home cook friendly, very respected baker (co-wrote baking w/ Julia), so I have confidence and am eager to explore her repetoire (the point of book of the month, IMHO)
I usually don't buy a book until it's time to return to the library and I recognize a reluctance to part with it. But this book I'm ordering right away.