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Cookbook shopping [London]

McBrownie Sep 15, 2013 11:54 PM

Hey everybody,
I am in London for a few days and wanted to buy some baking books. I was in selfridges in oxford yesterday and saw some good supply. But how are the prices? Should I buy some place else?

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    Jon Tseng RE: McBrownie Sep 16, 2013 12:22 AM

    Prices are much of a muchness - pretty similar most places but you will always get better on Amazon.

    Selfridges is okay but nothing special. Best cookbook selections in town are Foyles nr Tott Ct Road and Books for Cooks nr Ladbroke Grove. Foyles better for cheffy/import stuff. BfC more for domestic/practical stuff.


    1. zuriga1 RE: McBrownie Sep 16, 2013 11:46 AM

      Amazon is definitely best for prices. Waterstones (Piccadilly branch) also has a very large section of cookbooks.

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        McBrownie RE: zuriga1 Sep 17, 2013 02:18 AM


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          J Sheridan RE: zuriga1 Sep 17, 2013 02:31 AM

          But Books for Cooks is much more enjoyable. And you can have a slice of very good cake there.

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            brokentelephone RE: J Sheridan Sep 17, 2013 03:40 AM

            And if you're trying a recipe calling for obscure spices you can pop into the Spice Shop around the corner.

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              zuriga1 RE: J Sheridan Sep 17, 2013 04:06 AM

              Very true!

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            McBrownie RE: McBrownie Sep 17, 2013 11:05 AM

            Goodness, thanks for the tips!

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