What were your last 3 cookbook purchases, part 4 [old]
- buttertart Aug 4, 2011 07:53 AM
herby's right, Part 3 was getting looonnng. Here we go again. What cookbooks have you been indulging in lately?
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:)
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.