Sam Sifton's NYT Book Review 6/5/11 "Summer Reading" article on best cookbooks...
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.
By and large the better books are in the 25 additional books article. Not flashy enough, apparently.
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.
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.