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#1 Leah Maree

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:31 PM

i asked my best friend what she would like for christmas, and she said cook books. no particular cuisine.
so could you give me a list of some of your favourite cookbooks? i'd prefer something that comes hardcover, and looks nice if that makes any sense. sweets or savoury

#2 cardamom

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:35 PM

Nigel Slater's books are my absolute favourites.

The Kitchen Diaries, vol. I and II are wonderful, as are Tender vol. I (focused on different vegetables) and II (ditto for fruit). Hardcover, beautifully written, good mix of recipes and food writing, lovely pictures.

#3 SeaPrincess

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:36 PM

My favourite at the moment (and for quite a while) is Claire Robinson's Five Ingredient Fix cookbook.  I discovered her on Foxtel when I was BFing DD late at night. All of her recipes use 5 or fewer fresh ingredients and everything I've made has been absolutely delicious!  I had to get it from Amazon.

#4 Leah Maree

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:40 PM

Thank you both.

this could become an expensive thread.....i love cookbooks and now want to by them all for myself.

#5 Mamabear2010

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:42 PM

What level of cook is she? Does she like restaurant grade cooking (ie is a chef quality cookbook suitable?) or does she enjoy cooking at home (eg Jamie Oliver style or Nigella Lawson) or does she like all the basics/classics in one book (eg Aust Women's Weekly).



#6 twinboys

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:42 PM

I want Matt Preston's 100 best recipes for myself.
I love cookbooks and will just sit and read them for the sake of it.
I love trying out new recipes and I have heard great things about this book!

#7 Leah Maree

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:47 PM

She is a qualified chef, but no longer works in that field, but has the skills to create chef quality food.

She has a 9 month old baby, so probably something that won't take all day to prepare.

She also loves cooking at home, and trying new and interesting combos of foods etc

#8 cardamom

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:47 PM

QUOTE (Leah Maree @ 11/11/2012, 11:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thank you both.

this could become an expensive thread.....i love cookbooks and now want to by them all for myself.


Oh, me too. I've got an enormous collection already, and my Christmas wishlist is a mile long. If you don't already, buy them from Book Depository; hardcover cookbooks are so much cheaper there.

#9 Leah Maree

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:50 PM

Thank you, have never heard of the Book Depository before

#10 cardamom

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:54 PM

QUOTE (Leah Maree @ 11/11/2012, 11:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thank you, have never heard of the Book Depository before


Look out, bank balance! www.bookdepository.co.uk/

Hardcover cookbooks there are only around $30 - $40. Free shipping too  original.gif

#11 Shanski

Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:55 AM

Food safari (the sbs tv show) books are amazing.

They have Italian food safari, French food safari and a mixed cuisine food safari.
http://www.sbs.com.au/shop/product/categor...Safari-cookbook

I have the Italian one and it is gorgeous - stunning pictures and lovely recipes.

The other two are on my wish list.

Edited to remove totally unrelated quote oops.

Edited by Shanski, 12 November 2012 - 12:57 AM.


#12 firstatforty

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:29 AM

I've been buying cook books through fishpond.com.au cheaper than books stores and free postage.

#13 *LucyE*

Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:42 AM

I'm a cook book nut. I love reading them even if I don't use the recipes Lol.

If she's just embarking on the feeding a child journey and is a trained chef, what about Tess Kiros' Apples For Jam?  

It's hardcover, beautifully illustrated, lovely writing and delicious recipes. The whole book is a bit of a romantic escapism - of course your child will eat healthy food because you prepared it with love and presented it artistically LOL or maybe I'm just jaded.

I also like Nigel Slater's recipes.

#14 ACO

Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:33 PM

Annabelle Langbein's lastest - Simple Pleasures. It's a real food porn book with a great narrative and beautiful pictures.

#15 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:57 PM

Malouf's New Middle Eastern Food is fabulous.

Nigel Slater of course wink.gif

#16 Molondy

Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:14 PM

I second Middle EAstern Food. His other books are just gorgeous but not as accessible in my view.

My favorite cookbooks are:

Belinda Jeffery's Mix & Bake and Country Cooking.
Neil Perry's Food I Love
David Thompson's Thai Street Food
Kylie Kwong's Simple Chinese Cooking
Stephanie Alexander's A Cook's Companion.

#17 Leah Maree

Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:06 PM

thank you for all the suggestions, will check them all out over the next few days

#18 MsNorbury

Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:18 PM

QUOTE
If she's just embarking on the feeding a child journey and is a trained chef, what about Tess Kiros' Apples For Jam?


I agree with this, it is beautiful and has been o my wishlist for ages


Second the suggestion of Annabel Langbein, I have had her books for years and they are really good

Bill Granger has lots for easy family food too.





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