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Nov 3, 2011 08:04 AM

What cookbooks are on your Christmas list this year?

It seems like there have been some really great cookbooks this year and I am sure I have missed more. I always buy myself a cookbook for Christmas so it made me wonder what is on your list this year?

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  1. Nothing - everything I wanted for calendar 2011 has already arrived.

    I am however jonesing for a copy of Simon Wright's French Café Cookbook.

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    1. re: wattacetti

      Great cookbook. I bought it at the French Cafe after eating there on our honeymoon. One of the best meals I've ever had. It was our last stop on a 3 week culinary tour of New Zealand and we almost didn't go after a not so good meal at White in the Hilton the night before. So glad we did though.

      I was hoping the creme caramel with passion fruit tapioca recipe would be in it but it's not. I've been thinking of emailing them for it. Still one of my favourite books though.

    2. Essential Pepin.
      I got 2 tickets to the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertainment show in DC this Sat., via Groupon. Ticks included a demo with Jacques and signed books. Jacques has had to cancel due to hip replacement surgery and I'm so bummed!

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      1. re: monavano

        I already have a copy of that, albeit unsigned. Hopefully the man pulls through quickly.

        1. re: monavano

          That one is definitely on my list of contenders! I love Jacques!

          1. re: TigerLLO

            I believe it's at Costco for $23.99 with dvd. Happy day!

            1. re: monavano

              Got mine for $11 on one of sales. I think you could get it for $1 if you join...

          2. re: monavano

            I want to look through that one before committing. Just finished his charming (how could it not be?) autobiography, The Apprentice. There are some tempting recipes sprinkled throughout it.

            I also want to thumb through The Apple Lover's Cookbook by Amy Traverso (think I got that right). Interviewed on the radio, it sounded as though she divides the apples according to their best uses. I have a couple of older apple books already but she covers varieties that have become popular in the last few years.

            1. None.
              Apparently I'm very difficult to buy for.
              Everyone knows I love food and cooking so I get at least 3 every year.
              This year they are banned.

              1. Good Meat - Deborah Krasner
                Secrets from a Caterer's Kitchen - Nicole Aloni
                Good to the Grain - Kim Boyce
                Vefa's Kithen - Vefa Alexiadou
                Recipes and Remembrances from an Eastern Mediterranean Kitchen - Sonia Uvezian