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Do you have a favourite cookbook? What do you think the best all-round cookbook is?
I've currently got Delia's how to cook and the Dairy cookbook out in the kitchen which I use day to day, all my other cookbooks are stored away and I only seem to get them out for inspiration occasionally - I actually use BBC and Nigella website more for ideas.
I'm the same, I haven't got many actual books, but my favourites list for recipes is miles long. I bought some of those display books and if I find a recipe I like the look of I print it out and try it, if I didn't like it it gets removed and recycled and if I love it, it stays! That way I get my own personal cookbooks that I can't spill stuff on. I don't tend to buy cookbooks because I'm veggie and i feel like I'm wasting my money buying books with meaty ones in.
There are a lot of good foody blogs I steal ideas from too, but my fave thing is cakes. OMG, I feel a blinkie comng on
Ahh, there ya go.
At the moment, I am loving Nigel Slater's Kitchen Diaries. I got given it to me for my birthday. I have made about 5 things from it so far. My fave dish we had tonight which was pork and lemon poplettines. They are like burgers made with pork mince, with parsley, thyme, lemon, anchovies and parmesan. They were lush.
We have about 50 cook books, of which about 4 are used regularly (Nigel Slater, Delia, Jamie Oliver). We use the others sometimes. We also have the complete LaRousse Gastronomique, which means we know how to cook anything French! We don't use it much though. :roll:
I buy way too many cook books but one of my favs is James Martins Great British Dinners - good traditional food!
I got "Don't Sweat the Aubergines" for Christmas and it has changed my cooking style completely. I've been trying out loads of new recipes since I've read it, from loads of different books.
So that would be my fave cook book at the moment, even though it isn't really.
Mmm, I'm not making a lot of sense, must be time for some sleep.
Hmmm - I tend not to use a lot of cookbooks - I am the let's see what we've got and make something up type - so I don't own that many. I also get a lot of recipes as recommendations from other people or from the internet.
The book I would like to buy is "How to be a Domestic Godess" by Nigella Lawson. I would also like "Jamies Italy".
LME - "don't sweat the aubergines" sounds intriguing - I am off to look at Amazon!
Just looked - it looks a great book!!!!
I will add that one to my list!
It sounds my type of thing!
Nigellas how to eat is great and Im also loving Nigel Slater's Kitchen Diaries and Real Food.
I've got nearly all the JO books which are great and the New dairy cook book too. I've got so many books though its shocking !
I like Jamie Oliver's books because I'm allergic to dairy products and he tends to use loads of olive oil, really healthy produce and un-dairy ingredients...
Other than that I think Delia Smith is good for basic things. I find Nigella's recipe's SO heavy - I wouldn't be able to move for a week.
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