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Sep 30, 2012 05:45 PM

What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? October 2012 edition [OLD]

So, having become the proud mommy to 5 new books in a week, and finding that the Jaffrey I ordered from the UK had been issued here as From Curries to Kebabs in 2003 and I've had it ever since (curses), I am inundated. Happily so. How about you? What have you lashed out for or are you planning to lash out for?

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  1. I was at Costco yesterday, and Molly Moon (of Molly Moon's ice cream) was there doing a book signing for her new book "Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream". For those unaware, Molly Moon's is a Seattle icon - the line to obtain her tasty frozen treats will literally stretch 2-3 blocks outside of the main location on a sunny day.

    For $13.50, I considered it a great impulse buy. Of course, this means I'm going to have to hunt on Amazon for an ice cream maker with a built in compressor, as I refuse to ever use those "freeze a bowl for 24 hours" machines again....which I'm sure will run me another 300 bucks by the time it's all said and done, but whatever - if it means no more standing in line to get the strawberry balsamic ice cream or the Starburst flavour or the Thin Mint Minty cherry, then it's a bargain at twice the price.

    1. Good to know that you true to your promise, BT:) I have a few books coming to me and will report once I am united with them.

      1. Really into asian food right now. I just bought "Thai Food" by David Thompson and Memories of Philippine Kitchens today....Asian Dumplings by Andrea Nguyen and Vietnamese Home Cooking by Charles Phan 2 days ago. Planning to buy Aquavit by Marcus Samuelsson and Bouchon Bakery by Thomas Keller (im holding off on pre-ordering since im hoping thomas keller will fly to nyc to do a signing but they usually require you to buy the book at the event. Unfortunately i'll probably lose the $30 preorder price) I also want Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London's Ottolenghi, Authentic Mexican by Rick Bayless, and The Real Taste of Jamaica by Enid Donalson. My mom just gave me several Barnes and Noble cards just today and im going on a cookbook shopping spree. :D

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        1. re: germanpotatosoup

          They actually had the new Keller book at a preorder price of $25 when I ordered it, couldn't resist it at that price. Now I just can't wait until it gets here!

          1. re: germanpotatosoup

            I had originally made mention of this on the previous Fall Cookbook thread re: Bouchon Bakery. I am attending, but he is in Toronto on Oct. 30, for a book signing, interview, Q&A for the new Bouchon Bakery book. The cost is $70 which includes the book. Can't wait. And for you TORONTO Ottolenghi fans and Smitten Kitchen, each of them are making the rounds too. You can find all the info here

            1. re: foodie_guru


              So I am guessing he isn't having a book tour and wont be traveling extensively for a signing Thats a disappointing. I was hoping he would stop by nyc since he has restaurants here. Guess I should buy the book now before the price goes up.

              1. re: foodie_guru

                NEVERMIND. I just did a google search. Its been updated that he will be in NYC on October 23 at Williams-Sonoma at the Columbus Circle location. :DDDD
                Time to make a preorder to secure my spot.


                1. re: germanpotatosoup

                  I get a lot of good recipes from the WS site. Mom's pot roast for one.

                2. re: foodie_guru

                  I'll be at Smitten Kitchen too.. hoping to get her to sign a book, just in time for my lovely mother's birthday...

              2. I just picked up John Torode's "Beef" on sale for $8. He was one of the judges on "Masterchef" in England. I ahven't made anything out of it yet, but it seems pretty good.

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                1. re: Westy

                  I was given this as a free gift with something else I'd bought. Never cooked anything from it and it quickly found it's way to the charity shop. He may judge "Masterchef",here, but he ain't one himself. IMO, of course.

                  1. re: Harters

                    Interesting. the first thing I noticed was that, while reviewing cattle breeds, he left off Scottish highland (a relative of mine used to raise them - wonderful, but very lean meat) , but included a number of breeds that are primarily dairy.

                2. I just purchased
                  Mexican One Plate at a Time
                  Rick and Lanie's Excellent kitchen Adventures

                  I didn't have any Mexican Cookbooks-and thought these might be a good introduction

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                  1. re: jpr54_1

                    Rick and Lanie is pretty global in scope.

                    I like Rick's books in general, and have a good time with his one Plate at a Time.