before I donate these cookbooks to the library...
I have a pretty nice collection of cookbooks and my taste these days leans toward Zuni, Lucques, Barefoot Contessa, etc. I accumulated most of these when I was in college/single (8+years ago) and probably cracked any of them open in 5+ years
Is there anything worth trying in any of them?
Rose's Celebrations- Rose Levy Berenbaum
Mrs Fields Cookie Book
Mrs Fields I Love Chocolate Book
Fondue- Fiona Smith
The Clssic Vegetarian Cookbook- Rose Elliot
Chicken (Quick from Scratch) from Food and Wine
Cooking with Claudine- Jacques Pepin
What to have for dinner- Martha Stewart
Moosewood Restaurant Book of Desserts
Rosie's Baking book- Judy Rosenberg
Mark Peel and Nancy Silverton at Home
The top one hundred pasta sauces- Diane Seed
Williams Sonoma Healthy Cooking
Martha Stewarts Quick Cook Menus
The Martha Stewart cookbook
Breakfasts & Brunches- Kerenza Harries
Please add my voice to the advocates for the Moosewood dessert cookbook. The recipes in the book are interesting, un-fussy, delicious and dependable. Off the top of my head I remember having made several very good biscotti from the book as well as a number of very nice fruit crumble-type recipes. I've made lime squares (I think with a pecan crust) that really impressed the guests who ate them, cookies, and other items as well, with no disappointments. It's a dessert cookbook I turn to again and again.
I think there are lots of good dessert recipes in the Moosewood Rest. Book of Desserts. I def. keep that one.
I also like the Peel Silverton At Home book. Not lots of stuff, but some good recipes. Will check when I get home...
PS: The Peel/Silv cookbook might be worth millions - since they split up some time ago.+ Snirk, snirk.
i had the same thought on the value of the peel/silverton book as a collectors item. I have a cope of stars desserts that i picked up while i was in school at Berkeley and had no idea it was worth anything until a girlfried of mine told me. before i donate these books, i should check to see if any of them are worth selling.
thanks so much for your input. The clutter on my bookshelf and I thank you!
In the Moosewood Restaurant Book of Desserts, there is a really good mocha chocolate roll that I do pretty regularly. And I like a lot of the recipes in Rosie's Baking Book. The Martha Stewart Cookbook for me is like Joy of Cooking is for a lot of other people - it's got a lot of basic recipes that I go back to over and over - almond crescents, pie crusts, puff pastry, etc.