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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? July 2014 edition! [OLD]

buttertart, who has been felled by a particularly busy time at work, asked me if I would put up the cookbook thread this month.

I will confess that I have bought more cookbooks than I had planned on, but since most of them are pre-orders, I won't feel the impart of my recklessness for some time. However, a long-awaited copy of The New Midwestern Table landed on my doorstep today, and I am really enjoying looking through it.

What books have you purchased or are lusting after?

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  1. My pre-ordered copy of Andrea Nguyen's Banh Mi book should be shipping in about a week!

    1. My cookbook purchases are often based on the number of times I return to the book at my local Chapters. I keep eyeing the OH She Glows by Angela Liddon, so a purchase is inevitable. In September Danielle Walker is releasing a book, Against all Grain, which I am very interested in. Her blog had a recent heart breaking posting on the short life of her baby daughter, it is a must read.

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      1. re: Ruthie789

        I bought Oh She Glows and like it. I'm not vegan or vegetarian, but trying to incorporate this into my diet for many meals. I haven't tried any recipes, but it has been inspirational.
        I have read the post by Danielle Walker regarding her daughter, heartbreaking to say the least.

        1. re: pagesinthesun

          I keep looking at Oh She Glows and know it will end of on my shelf.

      2. Just today I bought Claiborne's "The New York Times Cook Book" (revised edition, 1990). It's pre-owned, but doesn't appear ever to have been "used." This should complete my collection of comprehensive cookbooks.

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        1. re: GH1618

          I've had that book for many years and love it.

          1. re: GH1618

            Perhaps you got the copy I donated to a local charity. I had it for many years and used it once.

            1. re: GH1618

              I just bought this at a thrift store. It's in excellent condition. Curious about where to start.

            2. I was given Momofuku for fathers' day. Not a lot of recipes but the ones in it are great. The interspersed stories are wonderful. The effect is sort of 21st Century James Beard. I love it.

              1. I've ordered and am waiting to get The Zuni Cafe Cookbook (used) and The Italian Cooking Course by Katie Caldesi (paperback of a book that came out in 2010 under a different title).

                Meanwhile I'm enjoying Kevin West's Saving the Season, which caught my eye at the library.

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                1. re: ellabee

                  Saving the Season is much more than a collection of recipes.

                  Kevin West is an excellent writer who reaches readers on many levels. I was especially moved by his family's foodways vignettes because of similar background (Appalachian & western South Carolina), but there's also art appreciation, world history, and a ton of little down-to-earth practicalities. Also gorgeous photos.

                  A most worthwhile book even for those without the slightest intention of putting up anything.