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What were your last 3 cookbook purchases, part 4 [old]

herby's right, Part 3 was getting looonnng. Here we go again. What cookbooks have you been indulging in lately?

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  1. Many thanks Buttertart! I love reading this thread. Have not contributed much but hope that Borders will soon have a better sale on cookbooks so that I can justify indulging:) I am in US for the next few weeks, making my way to my daughter's house and a nice stack of new books (from TGC) that I can't wait to have in my greedy hands:)

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    1. re: herby

      Love it too...Oh yes, I remember you had them sent to your daughter's quite a while ago. That WILL be nice.

    2. it has been so long since my wife put a restriction on my cookbook purchases. I now need to rely on the internet as my cookbook.

      I do have subscriptions to Cuisine at home, Cook's Illustrated and the Food Network Magazine. I love the fact that Cuisine and Cook's have no advertising between the covers.

      1. Just brought "Tender" and "Cooking in the Moment." Going to make salted onions and cukes from CitM for dinner tonight, along with Corn with Ginger from "World Vegetarian" and the Leek and Eggplant recipes from yesterday's NYT. It's going to be a very vggie feast.

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        1. re: pikawicca

          Well, it didn't take long for me to post on the 4th edition of this thread. I just put MEXICO, THE BEAUTIFUL in my cart at Amazon. $15.00 including shipping, so I feel like I got quite a deal. That should hold me for a week or two.

          1. re: pikawicca

            I got Tender too and the new Claudia Roden book on Spain. I have not taken the time to graze through them yet. So many books and so little time. I did open a book on Vietnamese street food that I have had for some time. I made a pork pineapple and shrimp (I used lobster because it was what i had) hash last night that was quite tasty. It is not a big nbook and we decided we need to give it more attention.

          2. Subscribed to "Popular Plates" magazine and acquired back issues. The editors are Michael & Jane Stern. Each issue is about a particular subject-BBQ, pizza, diner food, grilling-this issue is Rt 66 food.
            Preordered Jacques Pepin's new book.
            from the thrift store-
            Good Mornings by Michael McLaughlin
            Cooking with New American Chefs by Ellen Brown

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            1. re: wekick

              I haven't heard about Popular Plates, I am looking it up now. Thanks for the tip, wekick.

              1. re: wekick

                I really like Popular Plates. I have the BBQ, grilling, fiery foods and comfort food issues.

                1. re: flourgirl

                  Is it a recipe based magazine or mostly restaurant and food trends. I couldn't tell from the website.

                  1. re: dkennedy

                    It's a mix of both. I find it very informative and fun to read - and even if I never get to a lot of the restaurants profiled, the articles provide some interesting tips and info from the various restauranters and give me a lot of inspiration for my own cooking.

                2. re: wekick

                  I like popular plates too, I have a few of their issues.

                3. Got 4 of the 5 TGC sale books I ordered last weekend yesterday (they've stepped up their game, used to be at least a couple of weeks before you'd see them).
                  Initial impressions:
                  Heartland - a beautiful book with very interesting recipes (I like Judith Fertig's books in general)
                  Purple Citrus - also gorgeous
                  Sugar Baby - this looks like a whole lot of fun
                  Ruhlman - gorgeously produced (I like the no-dust-jacket high school history textbook production style, first saw it on UK books) and thought-provoking. Better not comment any more right now.
                  The fifth one ordered (on Viennese cooking) is coming out in Sept. Looking forward to it.

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                  1. re: buttertart

                    Oops, you went for it. The new Ruhlman, I assume? I was eyeballing that Viennese book as well.

                    I had slightly more restraint than dear buttertart, and only bought two books at TGC sale. Actually, it was more budget driven than anything: Southern Cakes, Nancy McDermott, and James Beard's American Cookery. Looking forward to them, love both James Beard and large scrumptious Southern cakes.

                    1. re: bushwickgirl

                      I should have listened to myself and not gotten the Ruhlman. I don't like his reductio (ad nauseam, if not absurdum) writing: everything is X number of factors interpreted in Y number of ways. Another annoying thing - he has a full-color picture of himself cooking in the front pages. Nice-looking guy, but was that really necessary?

                      That Beard is very good reading as well as cooking.

                      1. re: buttertart

                        I always think of him as very sour-looking when he appears on Iron Chef. He always has this snoot up-in-the-air expression on his face when he's chewing.