February 2007 Cookbook of the Month: Your Suggestions Needed
Voting for February is a mere ten days away, and I'm in need of some suggestions. This is the last month I'm planning to organize this (see other thread), and although hounds have suggested many wonderful cookbooksin the past, I'd like to field some new suggestions for a small, elegant cookbook.
Our January 2007 choice, after all, is a great reading cookbook with recipes that are often time-consuming and complex. Zuni offers a lot of cooking knowledge and covers a lot of ground. It's suitable for the long month after the holidays, when we have more time to cook.
February is a short, dark month. Is there a small cookbook that you turn to, knowing that although the recipes are few, they are all gems? Perhaps a single subject cookbook? We are looking for brilliance within a small realm. Something folks could pick up and cook from quickly, without spending a lot of time trying to deliberate among alternatives.
As always, classics that are easily available in libraries are welcome suggestions. Please post your suggestions here-- I look forward to the discussion and to exploring your choices!
Thanks for participating.
How to Cook Without a Book
by Pam Anderson (not of Baywatch)
There are basic dishes with variations on a theme.
Parisian Home Cooking by the late Michael Roberts. An excellent book. Also I just got two new chocolate books and with Valentine's day in mind I'd like to suggest the new Essence of Chocolate by Sharffenberger and Steinberg or Unwrapped Green and Blacks Chcolate cokbook. Both have a variety of recipes both savoury and sweet. The recipes in the G&B have been collected by many different sources. Both books are great reads.