I thought I would pass along a list of book idea from Lynne Rossetto Kasper of NPR's Splendid Table (www.splendidtable.org). I have not read or flipped through any of these books.
THOUGHTS FROM LYNNE
With gift buying season upon us, I thought I'd share a few of my picks from this year's crop of new cookbooks. Any of these would please the cook and food lover on your list.
For the Beginning Cook:
Cooking: 600 Recipes, 1500 Photographs, One Kitchen Education by James Peterson (Ten Speed Press, 2007).
For the Baker:
Lost Desserts: Delicious Indulgences of the Past: Recipes from Legendary Restaurants and Famous Chefs by Gail Monaghan (Rizzoli, 2007).
Dolce Italiano: Desserts from the Babbo Kitchen by Gina DePalma (W. W. Norton, 2007).
Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More: 200 Anytime Treats and Special Sweets for Morning to Midnight by Carole Walter (Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 2007).
For the Vegetarian:
Vegetable Harvest: Vegetables at the Center of the Plate by Patricia Wells (William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2007).
Mediterranean Harvest: Vegetarian Recipes from the World's Healthiest Cuisine by Martha Rose Shulman (Rodale, 2007).
For the Vegan:
Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero (Marlowe & Company, 2007).
For the Francophile:
Chez Jacques: Traditions and Rituals of a Cook by Jacques Pepin (Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2007).
For the Italophile:
Cucina Del Sole: A Celebration of Southern Italian Cooking by Nancy Harmon Jenkins (William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2007).
Books by Restaurant Chefs:
The Summer Shack Cookbook: The Complete Guide to Shore Food by Jasper White (W. W. Norton, 2007).
Bistro Laurent Tourondel: New American Bistro Cooking by Laurent Tourondel and Michele Scicolone (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2007).