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Old 03-12-2008, 10:06 AM   #1
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William Sonoma Cookbooks

Has anyone else used these? I love my Italian one and was thinking about investing in the other William Sonoma cook books. Baking, Desserts, Slow Cooking etc.

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Old 03-12-2008, 10:13 AM   #2
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We were given a WS muffin cookbook for our wedding. I have only made one recipe from it, but it came out great. There were a lot of great looking ones that I will get around to making someday.
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:16 AM   #3
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My risotto cookbook is from WS, tasty recipes!
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:18 AM   #4
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I've received several of them as gifts & the recipes - thankfully - do seem to run true to form. Nothing's more frustrating than trying a recipe that just doesn't work no matter how you try to tweak it. Makes you wonder how much "testing" some of these cookbook authors/editors actually do sometimes.

I also like the fact that many of the recipes use interesting ingredients, but not so "interesting" that they're impossible to find or use a substitute for.
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:18 AM   #5
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I was given several of them at Christmas. I couldn't fit them in my suitcase, so I'll get to look at them when I go back next week. What little I did see looked great!
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Old 03-12-2008, 03:03 PM   #6
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Some of the location specific cookbooks seem pretty good (i.e. Florence, Barcelona, Paris, etc.) because they also contain information about the place, and not just recipes.
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Old 03-13-2008, 12:17 AM   #7
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I've received 3 of WS cookbooks and have made several dishes from them that turned out great. One of my favorites is penne pasta with asparagus and anchovies.
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Old 03-13-2008, 12:46 PM   #8
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I have a few that I've been lucky enough to find at Yard Sales. Amazing that I can get these for a quarter a piece. I love the photos - and so far, I've had some good experiences with the recipes.
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Old 03-13-2008, 02:03 PM   #9
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Vegetables

We have 1 on vegetables & we bought it at 1/2 Price books. We don't use it much, but that applies to a lot of our cookbooks.
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Old 03-13-2008, 02:11 PM   #10
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How good they are depends in large part upon who wrote them. Each one is different. If you have comprehensive books on the subjects already, you probably don't need them, but when did that ever stop us from buying a cookbook?
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