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Apr 6, 2008 01:09 PM

Brunch/Breakfast Cookbook?

I want to get my friend a brunch or breakfast based cookbook, do you guys have any recommendations? I don't want the recipes to be too complicated/fancy. I do know she likes eggs. Thanks!

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  1. Williams Sonoma has a book--it's kind of small, though. Pretty pictures and basic recipes.

    1. Marian Cunningham's The Breakfast Book has all kinds of breakfast/brunch recipes.

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      1. re: janniecooks

        Does anyone have Marian Cunningham's The Breakfast Book? I'm thinking of buying this book for my mother. What are the results of her food like?

        1. re: pan cakes

          I have her book that contains both, The Breakfast Book and The Supper Book. Have not cooked much from it; recently made pancakes and they were the best ever. Recipes are simple but good and lots of great tips, suggestions, variations.

          Also have an old James McNair Breakfast book and made many delicious dishes out of over the years.

      2. "A Real American Breakfast" by Cheryl Alters Jamison and Bill Jamison has simple recipes as well as complicated/fancy ones. Nice book.


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        1. re: Jim Washburn

          I really like that Jamison book. Another one is The Big Book of Breakfasts. That one has lots of ideas for breakfast for a group, like egg casseroles and pancakes and things. Not sure if you're looking for that or for something smaller scale.

          I do think the Jamison book is a winner.

        2. Morning Food by Margaret Fox of Cafe Beaujolais in Mendocino, CA.
          This book is full of delicious recipes and her approach is that as long as the ingredients are "breakfasty", you can make whatever you like for breakfast.
          It truly is a delightful read, the sidebars alone are worth seeking out.
          Seriously, this woman made me want to cook for a living.

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          1. re: rabaja

            I just saw this recommendation this morning and I reserved this book at the library! Excited to try it.

            1. re: meerastvargo

              I hope you enjoy it! It's one of those books I like to just peruse on a rainy day.
              I should pull it down this week, I need some new breakfast ideas.