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Jan 16, 2014 10:06 AM

Please recommend a newly published cookbood for my friend who has a large collection

I would like to get my friend a cookbook for her birthday.

My friend owns a lot of cookbooks, so she could likely have anything that is not new.

She is a very accomplished cook and entertains a lot.

Her palate is mostly American with some French influence. She likes to use butter and cream :<), likes Julia Child, is not a huge dessert lover, cooks a lot of beef, not terribly fond of fish, likes to serve more courses than some.

I think Asian and Indian are not her favorits.

I would appreciate your help! Thanks.

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  1. Suzanne Goin's (Sunday Suppers at Lucques) The A.O.C. Cookbook. It is good to cook from and to read.

    1. Have a look at the 'Top Ten' list assembled by Eat Your Books from many lists around the world. There are 'best' overall and by various categories.

      Personally I do not have a favourite book this year. From the recent ones I love Jerusalem by Ottoleghi.

      Let us know what you choose.

      1. I don't own it (yet), but I've heard and read great things about "Latin American Street Food" by Sandra Gutierrez.

        1. Many thanks to each of you.

          I look forward to researching your good suggestions when I have some leisure minutes, herby and chefjune.

          I had to make an immediate decision in order to get something delivered by Saturday, so looked at Susan Goins books.

          Although I asked for a "newly" published cookbook, I thought the Sunday Suppers might be the best. Crossed my fingers and ordered it. I think it will be well received and I thank you for the suggestion, candy.

          BTW, how do you pronounce "lucques?" Could not find a good answer.

          Thanks to all!

          3 Replies
          1. re: laredo

            Great question; I'm looking forward to the answer. In my head, I pronounce it "loo - KESS".

            [ If your friend already has Sunday Suppers, you could trade it in for AOC. ]

            1. re: laredo

              I believe it is the French Lucques so I always say it similar to Luke's

              1. re: laredo

                The answer is "Luke", apparently:

                :: "Lucques" is a variety of French olive, pronounced "Luke" ::


              2. I quite like Anabel Longbein as a cookbook author.