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Jul 17, 2011 11:52 PM

If I could only choose 1 of Dorie Greenspan's book, which one is it?

My budget allows me to buy only 1 of Dorie Greenspan's baking book. Which one would you buy if you need to choose only 1 of them? Not "Around my French Table", as I want something more focused to baking.

Other book recommendations (not only Dorie's) are also welcome for my future consideration.

Thanks :)

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  1. The one I've used the most of any is "Paris Sweets" - its focus is limited (as you can tell from the title) but the recipes are excellent.
    If you want a baking book that covers all kinds of (primarily American) baking, I'd suggest the "Fannie Farmer Baking Book" by Marion Cunningham.
    If you want one that has recipes from many countries, Nick Malgieri's "A Baker's Tour" is the one to go for (I love him and this is the book of his I use most).

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    1. re: buttertart

      Ah! I was also thinking of buying one of Nick's book. I've never seen "A Baker's Tour" but I'll need to check it out. I was thinking of getting "Bake" or "Perfect Light Dessert" next time.

      By the way, I like books with lots of pictures, because that's kind of how I decide I'll try to make them, if you understand what I mean.

      1. re: sushimaster

        "Perfect Light Desserts" is the only one of his I didn't like very much. "Bake" has a lot of photos as does "Tour". You can't go really wrong with any of his books.