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Sam Sifton's NYT Book Review 6/5/11 "Summer Reading" article on best cookbooks...

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Sam, really? Did you have to? Paltrow? When there are so many more superduper books out recently? And could you maybe dial back the archness a bit? Almost every sentence is dripping with air quotation marks.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/05/boo...
By and large the better books are in the 25 additional books article. Not flashy enough, apparently.

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  1. You're right, about a half dozen books on the 25 web only list are calling my name (though I already own a couple of them...)

    I still have to have THE FOOD OF SPAIN though. :) I think I'm going to need A SOUTHERLY COURSE and PURPLE CITRUS AND SWEET PERFUME, too. And there's a Fathers Day gift in there, too, I think: MAN WITH A PAN: Culinary Adventures of Fathers Who Cook for Their Families.

    ~TDQ

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    1. re: The Dairy Queen

      DQ, check out A Southerly Course before you buy it. I got it sight unseen, and I thought it was pretty uninteresting. On first perusal, there was nothing that I really wanted to make, unlike the first book...

      1. re: roxlet

        Ah, good to know. Some people only really have one book in them. :)/

        ~TDQ

      2. re: The Dairy Queen

        Hi TDQ, nice to see you again. I have the Food of Spain coming (from a TGC sale) and there was an article on the woman who wrote Purple Citrus in the NYT a while back (seems if you like Tessa Kiros you'll like her).

        1. re: buttertart

          I vaguely recall that NYT article. Someone (maybe you?) provided a link to it. Can't wait to hear about FOS!

          ~TDQ

          1. re: The Dairy Queen

            Probably so, I was more interested in the book before I read the article.
            Can't wait to get FOS!

      3. Incidentally it used to be that you'd have to get up very early on that Sunday morning to start the first thread on CH on this topic. Sifton just doesn't light people's torches that way, it seems.