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Cookbooks Published in 2007


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Anybody own or seen Arabesque? I am leary only because I am half Middle Eastern and well, my late grandmother and now my mom set a pretty tough standard but at the same time I am really curious about it after hearing Claudia Roden on The Splendid Table. I think it was last week or the week before. Meanwhile I had ordered a copy of A Return to Cooking for a friend as a gift and it was backordered on Amazon until later this month. :(  Had to go with an alternative.

Arabesque is a wonderful book. I've been cooking Middle Eastern food for 40 years, but have gotten many great ideas from this book. The eggplant with pomegrante, yogurt, and pine nuts is a knock-out.

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Meanwhile I had ordered a copy of A Return to Cooking for a friend as a gift and it was backordered on Amazon until later this month. :(  Had to go with an alternative.

A Return to Cooking has been remaindered, and it's available at local discount stores here in New England. (For those in MA and RI, check out your local Building 19.)

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I just devoured "Desserts by the Yard" by Sherry Yard. A really great entertaining read and stroll through her life and milestones, just lovely. THe pictures and recipes are great and now I can make that great flatbread they serve at Spago, I've always asked for some to take home and they give me a box. I really really enjoyed this book!

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I just devoured "Desserts by the Yard" by Sherry Yard. A really great entertaining read and stroll through her life and milestones, just lovely. THe pictures and recipes are great and now I can make that great flatbread they serve at Spago, I've always asked for some to take home and they give me a box. I really really enjoyed this book!

Oh my GOD! I picked this up last night and came in this thread to rave about it myself. On Wednesday night I chose Dorie Greenspan's book over this one because it had more recipes and I'd wanted it for so long, but I couldn't stop thinking about how outstanding Desserts by the Yard was and so I HAD to go back for it.

I too love the amusing back stories behind many of the recipes and the way they are arranged by the time periods in her life at all these great restaurants! I pretty much read it cover to cover and can't wait to get to my grandmother's house on Monday.

Between this and the 37-page thread on Dorie's book with Dorie herself chiming in, I'm in heaven. I was about to start a thread myself! :laugh:

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Meanwhile I had ordered a copy of A Return to Cooking for a friend as a gift and it was backordered on Amazon until later this month. :(  Had to go with an alternative.

A Return to Cooking has been remaindered, and it's available at local discount stores here in New England. (For those in MA and RI, check out your local Building 19.)

Yes, I recently picked up a copy at Bargain Books here in GR for $19.99.

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I've really enjoyed reading through A Baker's Odyssey: Celebrating Time-Honored Recipes from America's Rich Immigrant Heritage by Greg Patent, though I haven't baked anything from it yet. He covers recipes from a wide-range of countries, including Norway, Italy, Iraq, Hungary, Syria, Germany, Poland and more. Here's a small sampling of recipes: Calas, Lefse, Potato Porcini Strudel, Pasteis de Nata, Assyrian Spinach Pies, Bienenstich, Turkish Semolina Sponge Cake, Beef Piroshki, Melomakarona and Lamingtons. Lots of good stuff!

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