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Old 08-05-2013, 02:15 AM   #11
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"Cooking in France" - Pierre Franey
"Cocolat" - Alice Medrich
"A Treasury of Great Recipes" - Mary and Vincent Price
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:50 PM   #12
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MFK FISHER

Of course, one can't miss the much celebrated & recognized extensive literary memoirs, culinary, personal, historical, cultural, philosophical that MFK Fisher's works encompass...her intense interest in culinary matters as an essential and important part her life, her extensive travels in Europe pre-war and post detail encounters with authentic local cuisine & traditions, characters good and bad, of world's lost and found...fascinating!
Her depressing encounter with vulgar Nazi "fascism" expressed in crudely decadent celebrations on one of her many transatlantic crossings, the suicide of a prisoner of war on a train, the restaurants, chefs, cooks, friends, and politics that affected her often painful but fascinating, cross-cultural social and culinary daily experiences in Europe.
One of her books (Sister Age), is mostly memoir of her unique California upbringing, scenes of social & gustatory encounters: of her first oyster shooters as a teen-ager mixed fear & bravado... a kind of coming of age.
BOOKS:
Serve It Forth (Harper 1937) ISBN 0-86547-369-2
Touch and Go (Harper and Brothers 1939) (with Dillwyn Parrish under the psudonym Victoria Berne)
Consider the Oyster (Duell, Sloan and Pierce 1941) ISBN 0-86547-335-8
How to Cook a Wolf (Duell, Sloan and Pierce 1942) ISBN 0-86547-336-6
The Gastronomical Me (Duell, Sloan and Pierce 1943) ISBN 0-86547-392-7
Here Let Us Feast, A Book of Banquets (Viking 1946) ISBN 0-86547-206-8
Not Now but Now (Viking 1947) ISBN 0-86547-072-3
An Alphabet for Gourmets (Viking 1949) ISBN 0-86547-391-9
The Physiology of Taste [translator] (Limited Editions Club 1949) ISBN 978-1-58243-103-1
The Art of Eating (MacMillan 1954) ISBN 0-394-71399-0
A Cordiall Water: A Garland of Odd & Old Receipts to Assuage the Ills of Man or Beast (Little Brown 1961) ISBN 0-86547-036-7
The Story of Wine in California (University of California Press 1962) OCLC 560806180 LCCN 62-18711
Map of Another Town: A Memoir of Provence (Little Brown 1964) OCLC 1597658 LCCN 64-10958
Recipes: The Cooking of Provincial France (Time-Life Books 1968) [reprinted in 1969 as The Cooking of Provincial France] ISBN
With Bold Knife and Fork (Putnam 1969) ISBN 0-399-50397-8
Among Friends (Knopf 1971) ISBN 0-86547-116-9
A Considerable Town (Knopf 1978) ISBN 0-394-42711-4
Not a Station but a Place (Synergistic Press 1979) ISBN 0-912184-02-7
As They Were (Knopf 1982) ISBN 0-394-71348-6
Sister Age (Vintage 1983) ISBN 0-394-72385-6.
Spirits of the Valley (Targ Editions 1985)
Fine Preserving: M.F.K. Fisher's Annotated Edition of Catherine Plagemann's Cookbook (Aris Books 1986) ISBN 0-671-63065-2
Dubious Honors (North Point Press 1988) ISBN 0-86547-318-8
The Boss Dog: A Story of Provence (Yolla Bolly Press 1990) ISBN 0-86547-465-6
Long Ago in France: The Years in Dijon (Prentice Hall 1991) ISBN 0-13-929548-8
To Begin Again: Stories and Memoirs 1908-1929 (Pantheon 1992) ISBN 0-679-41576-9
Stay Me, Oh Comfort Me: Journals and Stories 1933-1941 (Pantheon 1993) ISBN 0-679-75825-9
Last House: Reflections, Dreams and Observations 1943-1991 (Pantheon 1995) ISBN 0-679-77411-4
Aphorisms of Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin from His Work, The Physiology of Taste (1998)
A Life in Letters (Counterpoint 1998) ISBN 1-887178-46-5
From the Journals of M.F.K. Fisher (Pantheon 1999) ISBN 0-375-70807-3
Two Kitchens in Provence (Yolla Bolly Press 1999)
Home Cooking: An Excerpt from a Letter to Eleanor Friede, December, 1970 (Weatherford Press 2000)
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:53 PM   #13
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The Silver Spoon will make you realize how easy, basic and good Italian cooking is....
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:00 PM   #14
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Laurie Colwin:
Home Cooking (1988), More Home Cooking (1993)

Much beloved writer and Gourmet columnist...her personal observations and attention to pleasing and feeding self, friends, and family without fuss, is seemingly cosily simplistic, but really a treatise on the way to live well now....
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:36 PM   #15
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As others have mentioned, Marcella Hazan is a definite must for Italian food. And I would add Leith's Cookery Bible for solid classics.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:47 PM   #16
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"How to Cook Everything." It's next to my Joy of cooking. Can one really have too many cook books? I collect ethnic food cook books..too. one from syria, another from India ( friends from these countries give me books..)
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"How to Cook Everything." It's next to my Joy of cooking. Can one really have too many cook books? I collect ethnic food cook books..too. one from syria, another from India ( friends from these countries give me books..)
That sounds like a great idea. Please cite the title and author of your Syrian and Indian cookbooks.

I collect cookbooks.
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:58 AM   #18
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I just bought the America's test Kitchen complete book. All the recipes, tastings and equipment for 13 years. An awesome deal at $29.99.

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I just bought the America's test Kitchen complete book. All the recipes, tastings and equipment for 13 years. An awesome deal at $29.99
Everything from the last 13 years?????????? Shoot, thats a fantastic deal!!!!!!

Are you sure it has ALL the last 13 years of recipes? Every single one? If so I'll find it difficult to resist buying it.

IMO ATK has had the consistently best recipes of any TV cooking series. I've never had a bum recipe from ATK.
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I just bought the America's test Kitchen complete book. All the recipes, tastings and equipment for 13 years. An awesome deal at $29.99.

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Is there a Kindle edition? Sounds great!
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