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message 1: by Maria (new)

Maria (mariakelly) | 92 comments Mod
I love reading recipe books, ( and cooking from them too of course). Which ones would you recommend?


message 2: by Ava Catherine (last edited Jun 14, 2012 12:45PM) (new)

Ava Catherine Frank Stitt's Southern Table Recipes and Gracious Traditions from Highlands Bar and Grill by Frank Stitt Frank Stitt Bottega Favorita by Frank Stitt Frank Stitt

I cannot tell you how much I love these cookbooks! I would start with Southern Table.


message 5: by Dianne (new)

Dianne I was just coming on to put Forgotten Skills of Cooking The Lost Art of Creating Delicious Home Produce, with Over 600 Recipes by Darina Allen up great cookbook! and your A Feast of Ice and Fire The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel is an interesting idea good luck


message 6: by Sariann (last edited Jun 15, 2012 08:50AM) (new)

Sariann Lehrer (choppedginger) | 11 comments Dianne, Forgotten Skills of Cooking The Lost Art of Creating Delicious Home Produce, with Over 600 Recipes by Darina Allen Is Such a fantastic cookbook! I love the stories and histories she has for each recipe. My beaten and battered copy is like a bible to me!


message 7: by Maria (new)

Maria (mariakelly) | 92 comments Mod
For a cookbook + kind of memoir I really likedFalling Cloudberries: A World of Family Recipes. I often read cookbooks like novels so if there is a bit of a story involved so much the better.


message 8: by Sariann (new)

Sariann Lehrer (choppedginger) | 11 comments Maria, that looks fantastic! That's exactly the type of cookery book I go mad for!


message 9: by Maria (new)

Maria (mariakelly) | 92 comments Mod
I like cookbooks that involve travel too, like Jamie's Italyfor instance or Rick Stein's Mediterranean Escapes.


message 10: by Maria (new)

Maria (mariakelly) | 92 comments Mod
My mum recently bought me Good Housekeeping Baking Bible: The Ultimate Baker's Companion. I'm not kidding it's like looking at food porn, the pictures of the food look so gorgeous. Anyone who loves to bake will love this book.


message 11: by Dianne (new)

Dianne Maria, That one looks good My daughter Sarah loves to bake and I do kitchen things for all three kids for Christmas and birthdays. Do you get any ideas from blogs?


message 12: by Maria (new)

Maria (mariakelly) | 92 comments Mod
I don't follow any blogs, it takes long enough to keep up with Goodreads Facebook and my e-mail. I do get a lot of recipes from ww.bbcgoodfood.com which is a great site . You can search for recipes by ingredient so whatever you have left in the fridge you can find something to make with it.


message 13: by Dianne (new)

Dianne I like That it looks useful and the recipes look amazing


message 14: by Ava Catherine (new)

Ava Catherine I would like to check out Naomi's blog. Have you looked at it, Dianne. Does she have good recipes?


message 15: by Maria (new)

Maria (mariakelly) | 92 comments Mod
The Goodfood recipes have all been triple tested so they usually work really well, plus you can read the comments from others who have made the recipe and see what they thought of it.


message 16: by Dianne (new)

Dianne Maria it reminds me of food.com The only problem with it is converting from metric to standard lol


message 17: by Dianne (new)

Dianne Connie wrote: "I would like to check out Naomi's blog. Have you looked at it, Dianne. Does she have good recipes?"

Naomi's blog is going good she just started it a few months ago.


message 18: by Maria (new)

Maria (mariakelly) | 92 comments Mod
Dianne wrote: "Maria it reminds me of food.com The only problem with it is converting from metric to standard lol"

Oh dear, yes. They used to give amounts in pounds and ounces as well as metric but have recently stopped. I'm disappointed 'cos I prefer to work in imperial.


message 19: by Dianne (new)

Dianne I am going to look into it more but I am thinking this might help

U.S. vs. Metric vs. Imperial (U.K.) Measures
Cooking Equivalent Measurements -
teaspoons - tablespoons - cups - ounces - pints - pounds - metric

http://whatscookingamerica.net/Q-A/eq...


message 20: by Maria (new)

Maria (mariakelly) | 92 comments Mod
Thanks for the link, it's great. I notice American recipes often use sticks of butter and I always wondered what one was, now I know. :-)


message 21: by Roberta (new)

Roberta | 2 comments Hi all
If you love cookbooks (as I do) have a look at http://www.eatyourbooks.com/ - it's a great way to keep track of all of the recipes within the books you already own (plus access new ones through online sources). I write and review cookbooks, so see many each year. The 500+ that I've chosen to keep in my own library are listed there if you'd like some suggestions, plus I'll add a few of my 'can't-live'without' ones to the group here


message 22: by Maria (new)

Maria (mariakelly) | 92 comments Mod
Thanks for your input Roberta and the website, it looks great.


message 23: by Ava Catherine (new)

Ava Catherine Roberta wrote: "Hi all
If you love cookbooks (as I do) have a look at http://www.eatyourbooks.com/ - it's a great way to keep track of all of the recipes within the books you already own (plus access new ones thro..."


This is fantastic! Thank you so much!


message 24: by Asta (new)

Asta (astagarmon) One of my favorite cookbooks is All about Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking. It is great for hearty winter/fall recipes that are completely satisfying.


message 25: by Cath (new)

Cath | 4 comments How to Eat by Nigella Lawson. Her first, and I think still her best, book. The recipes work and her writing is now beautiful in this book than in any other of hers since.


message 26: by Maria (new)

Maria (mariakelly) | 92 comments Mod
Cath wrote: "How to Eat by Nigella Lawson. Her first, and I think still her best, book. The recipes work and her writing is now beautiful in this book than in any other of hers since."

I wish I had 'How to eat but I love How to Be a Domestic Goddess Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking by Nigella Lawson . I could eat the apple chutney all by itself. I also have Nigella Express Good Food, Fast by Nigella Lawson and Nigella Bites From Family Meals to Elegant Dinners -- Easy, Delectable Recipes For Any Occasion by Nigella Lawson .


message 27: by Maria (new)

Maria (mariakelly) | 92 comments Mod
As a weight watchers gold member I'd like to recommend their book 'The Complete Kitchen'. It is packed full of delicious low fat recipes. The Sunday roasts are especially good. We had the pork with pears on Sunday and it was lovely.


message 28: by Maria (new)

Maria (mariakelly) | 92 comments Mod
For anyone who loves baking I would highly recommend The Great British Bake Off: How to Avoid a Soggy Bottom and Other Secrets to Achieving a Good Bake. It covers the history of baking, the science behind how and why recipes work plus 30 classic recipes demonstrating the skills needed to create the perfect bake at home including bread, biscuits, cakes and more.
I loved it and read it all the way through like a novel.


message 29: by Jo (new)

Jo | 13 comments I made the macaroons from How to Eat: The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food and they were delicious.


message 30: by Maria (last edited Jan 15, 2014 12:41PM) (new)

Maria (mariakelly) | 92 comments Mod
Wow well done. I haven't been brave enough to attempt macaroons yet but they are on my to do list. And thanks to your comment I looked up 'How To Eat' and I've just ordered it from ebay. Sounds just like the kind of recipe book I like. x


message 31: by Jo (new)

Jo | 13 comments I hope you like it. It's one of those ultimate books that I would like to learn every recipe in Julie and Julia style but I have too many food intolerances to be able to eat it all.


message 32: by Maria (new)

Maria (mariakelly) | 92 comments Mod
What a shame. I've been tempted to work my way through a recipe book making everything in it, but haven't had the bravery to do it.


message 33: by Jo (new)

Jo | 13 comments You should just go for it! :)


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