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Cookery books

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by lapinrose, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    I am a voracious reader of cookery books. I love Claudia Rodin's writing as she tells so many stories amongst the recipes.
    Never really know how many actual recipes I use from eaxch one, for some, it's a lot and others maybe one or two, but I read the books like a novel!!
     
  2. I love cookery books, I read them in bed. Claudia Roden is my favourite - redicovered - and cook quite a lot from hers. Nigel Slater is fabulous, again I love the way he writes and his recipes are gorgeous. Delia was my guru for many years and I have cooked most of her recipes at one time or another.
    Elinor Fettiplace, Hannah Glasse and Sir Kenelm Digby are wonderful reads even if I don't use their recipes.
     
  3. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    I've got something like 120 cookery books that I peruse all of, and use most of them fairly regularly. Even if I only use them once a year, I consider it worth it. I probably read them far more than I use them as well. I recently had a turf out of the ones I don't use at all, so the ones I've got are keepers.
    Favourite writers are Simon Hopkinson, Elizabeth David, Marcella Hazan, MFK Fisher and Richard Olney - for their writing alone as well as some fabulous recipes.
    Curse you, cosmos, that's more research and buying for me to inevitably do! [​IMG]
     
  4. egyptgirl

    egyptgirl Senior commenter

    I love reading cook books - almost as much as I love cooking. I love tracking down old and battered cook books on second hand book shops as well (not just limited to this country - have spend many happy hours in shops all over the world doing this!). I don't know how many I have but I collect cook books like Mr EG collects CDs and music memorabilia.
    A terrible thing has happened recently though - I've developed a pregnancy craving for buying cook books. Well, as long as Mr EG is happy for me to get away with it...
     

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