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Thread: Your favorite cookbook?

  1. #101
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    I'm always curious about tastes in cookbooks. I think I'm in the minority when I say I rarely buy books to try to replicate recipes. I always want to read about techniques and flav combinations, sparking ideas for experimentation.

    Hence, I don't really buy any of those homecooking or comfort food resto cookbooks.

    My favourite books of late have been....

    L'astrance - imo, the best cookbook I've read in the last 5 yrs.
    Kaiseki Kikunoi - more philosophy than recipe cookbook
    Eleven Madison Park - basically a more current take on the French Laundry book

    disappointing books

    most of the big name chef books by Phaidon, gorgeous layouts but needs more NERDERY!
    cute girl blogger cookbooks - wow there are so many of them out there now.

    cookbooks I'm awaiting to buy.

    Ivan Ramen
    Pok Pok
    Too Many Chiefs Only One Indian by Sat Bains
    El Celler De Can Roca - they published this one themselves, expensive book.

    Rare books I have little hope of owning

    Sous Vide Cooking - Joan Roca
    Dashi & Umami

    invaluable classics...

    Ma Gastronomie
    Under Pressure
    On Food & Cooking
    La Technique
    White Heat

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    Generational difference here...

    La Cuisine, c'est plus que des recettes
    Ma Cuisine Pour Vous
    Michel Bras' first book

  3. #103
    Quote Originally Posted by aser View Post
    Ma Gastronomie
    Under Pressure
    On Food & Cooking
    La Technique
    White Heat
    Definitely Ferdinand Point fits in here with the whole book but how does MPW? Not really anything super new flavour wise in the book...imho...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bieniek View Post
    Definitely Ferdinand Point fits in here with the whole book but how does MPW? Not really anything super new flavour wise in the book...imho...
    it's less to do w/ the food and more with his brash take on the cookbook format. He changed the game, those Marco clips on youtube from that era are pure gold.

    http://youtu.be/dUZXvbYhSJ4?t=6m57s

  5. #105
    Yeah that is so true.
    I love those 4 classics.

    You tried My Gastronomy by Nice Ladenis?

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    Lately this title has caught my attention:

    Skinny ***** in the Kitch: Kick-Ass Recipes for Hungry Girls Who Want to Stop Cooking Crap (and Start Looking Hot!)


    http://www.amazon.com/Skinny-*****-K...s=skinny+*****

    Cracks me up
    One thing you can give and still keep...is your word.

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    Took me about 2 months of looking to get a copy of white heat, due to the lack of available copies and my extreme frugalness with cookbooks. Even though all the food looks hideous I can't help but keep staring at it. Weird

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    Anything by Gwyneth Paltrow

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    Good Eats the Early Years
    Good Eats the Middle Years
    Good Eats the Later Years

    Alton Brown... nuff said

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    What's the opinion here on 'Jerusalem' by Ottolenghi and Tamimi? I haven't seen it but have noticed quite a bit of publicity about it. I like the food in the pics looking like real food.

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