Best Cookbooks of 2011 - NPR's Results. Do you agree? Any other lists to share? What's yours?
- Breadcrumbs Nov 30, 2011 05:12 AM
Here's NPR's annual list of the best Cookbooks of the year:
'Tis the season for these lists and I thought it would be fun to have a thread going to share lists that we find and, add our own.
As for NPR's list, I just recently purchased "Cook This Now" and haven't even had a chance to flip through it. Though I've had "The Food of Spain" for a few months now, I haven't cooked from it.
That said, I'm always happy to add more books to my wishlist (and who am I kidding, my cart!!)...so, what do you think about this list? What books would you add/remove? Are there any other lists out there that you've seen?
My favorite book from the NPR list is "The Food of Morocco". Lovely book and a nice complement to Mourad's New Moroccan. I didn't have any Moroccan books prior to these 2 (besides Roden's "Arabesque").
Biggest disappointment was "The Food of Spain". I had really been looking forward to this one, but actually returned it to Amazon. I had zero interest in any of the recipes and her writing quickly got on my nerves. Guess I'll stick with Penelope Casas's books.
I have all of Wolferts books in all of their editions and love them, but I was dismayed when I took this one out of the box - its just too big, heavy and filled with pix for me. Sure, Im going to use it, the recipes look great, different from/expanding upon her first Moroccan volume but I heartily wish she hadnt gone in this direction.