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Jan 11, 2007 06:32 PM

Which Alice Waters cookbook?

I have none and I am considering Chez Panisse Cooking, for starters. Any comments on this or others of her books?

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  1. I only know/have Chez Panisse Vegetables. It's an excellent reference with solid recipes.

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    1. re: pitu

      yes. I love this book. Don't use all the time, but it's good.

    2. I haven't tried many of them, but I use the Chez Panisse Cafe book regularly. Some of my favorite recipes from that one are the roasted Dungeness, the lamb stew and the spaguetti and meatballs.

      1. I have most of them and use the vegetable book most frequntly. Also the CP cooking.

        1. I have all of them and find the Cafe cookbook a great resource. The vegetable book is beautiful, and great for inspiration.
          The fruit book is really good too, and offers more than simply dessert.
          They are all a great addition to your library, start looking for them used and buy them as you find them.

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          1. re: rabaja

            Good point. I probably use the fruit book most all now that you mention it.

            1. re: rabaja

              Good idea. Looks as though just one won't suffice. Amazon has paperbacks for very good prices, but I always regret buying paperback cookbooks if they get much use. Thanks, all.

              Hmm, just checked & Ebay has some good prices for hardcover copies, though limited titles.

            2. I loved the first Chez Panisse Menu Cookbook that I had in the 80's. I learned so much by cooking from it and I still make the Pear Tart Tatin and lentil salad among other things. Lost it so I don't know how it holds up, but I have fond memories.