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nice cookbook recommendations please

post #1 of 10
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i am wanting to buy a few nice, heirloom-quality HARDCOVER cookbooks which can be traditional or vegetarian.

i have heard the deborah madison one is good to own..

any other suggestions?
i have ZERO hardcover cookbooks now.
post #2 of 10
The New Best Recipes by the editors of Cooks Illustrated

Cover and Bake by the same

The Modern Vegetarian Kitchen by Peter Berley (or Burley, don't have it in front of me right now)

Any Moosewood cookbook

Not your Mother's Slowcooker Cookbook

those are just a few off of the top of my head
post #3 of 10
How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman is a wonderful resource I also just got the new America's test Kitchen cookbook and so far it has yet to disappoint.
post #4 of 10
I have tons of cookbooks, but I use many of the same ones over and over.

All of the Moosewood cookbooks

The Southern Living Ultimate Cookbook (a great reference type cookbook, for cream puffs, chocolate pie, chicken casserole, muffalettas, any sort of vegetable, etc, although definitely with a southern slant)

Rick Bayless cookbooks. I have 3. They are time consuming, but delicious and authentic, and a great way to spend an afternoon discovering a new cuisine.
post #5 of 10
I liek "Whoel foods for the whole family" by LLL/ it is a good basic cookbook with tones of from scratch recipes..
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by oats'nhoney View Post
i am wanting to buy a few nice, heirloom-quality HARDCOVER cookbooks which can be traditional or vegetarian.

i have heard the deborah madison one is good to own..

any other suggestions?
i have ZERO hardcover cookbooks now.
Deborah Madison's "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone" is a *great* book, I've used it very frequently for more than 5 years. My other "go to" book is Madhur Jaffrey's "World Vegetarian". I'm a big fan of spicy and ethnic foods, and the book is a treasure trove of exotic dishes. It's also a very nice hardcover, with great color photos in the photo sections.
post #7 of 10
I have most of the cookbooks mentioned, the one I turn to the most is *Eat, Drink and Be Chinaberry* it is wonderful, every single recipe is great!
www.chinaberry.com

Blessings,
post #8 of 10
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How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman is a wonderful resource I also just got the new America's test Kitchen cookbook and so far it has yet to disappoint.
Yup, that's another I use quite a bit. Love the challah recipe, as well as the meatloaf recipe (I make a couple of tiny adjustments, such as using turkey), and several others.
post #9 of 10
The Joy of Cooking is a great book to hand down. I have given it, along with cooking supplies, to two of my stepchildren when they got their own places. It shows you how to cook just about anything.
post #10 of 10
Hot Sour Salty Sweet: A Culinary Journey Through Southeast Asia
by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid

is lovely. It is beautiful to look through and the recipes I have made so far are good.

I also love The New Best Recipes by the cooks illustrated people. I use that one very often and everything turns out great!!!
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