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Classic Cookbooks around the world?

Andrew_Cookbooker Oct 22, 2009 11:14 AM

It seems that there are a few classic cookbooks that almost everyone who cooks seems to have; I'm not talking about the fancy ones, but rather the workhorses of the kitchen: Joy of Cooking, How to Cook Everything, Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook perhaps (my mom gave me that one when I went off to University so I wouldn't burn the water..).

I'm curious about similar ones from other parts of the world - anyone know what the comparable titles are in Australia/NZ or in the UK? Italy? Elsewhere?

  1. grampart Oct 22, 2009 11:22 AM

    For Italy, may I suggest....
    http://www.phaidon.com/silverspoon/us...

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    1. re: grampart
      paulj Oct 22, 2009 11:31 AM

      Phaidon publishes a similar one from Spain, '1080 recipes'. And there's been talk of a French equivalent coming out.

      1. re: paulj
        Andrew_Cookbooker Oct 22, 2009 11:57 AM

        Oh dear, I can feel my wallet tingling already. I may come to regret this question. That's the fanciest cookbook website page I've ever seen!

        1. re: Andrew_Cookbooker
          buttertart Oct 22, 2009 01:01 PM

          The Greek one - Vefa's Kitchen - is very good. I've resisted buying the others.

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