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Browsing in my local bookstore yesterday, I came to this: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1594744955/ref=nosim/?tag=egulletsociety. I was reminded of a rather negative comment on the "Ratio" thread when I expressed perhaps too much enthusiasm for the (wonderful) cover, suggesting that this would be reason enough to buy the book. And so I looked deep into my conscience, and made an honest but quite uninformed stab at assessing the content of the book and whether it would add anything to my repetoire, and then I just bought it anyway. To be fair, the graphics and design inside are pretty cool too, it's not just the cover.

Any other great covers out there?


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I must admit that I bought John Besh's "My New Orleans" soley on the basis of the cover (with his photo on it). Yum! :wub:

And it turns out the cookbook is absolutely fantastic. It won best cookbook of the year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

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This: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0340835265/ref=nosim/?tag=egulletsociety-20 is quite a good fun book about everyday cooking, and the theme of "falling back in love with your kitchen" resonates with me. Having used it, I thought it good enough to give as a gift to someone who was complaining that they never cooked for themselves anymore, together with a box of groceries, marking each recipe in the book that could be achieved using the things in the box. It went down well. And because of the cool and relevant cover, I am now the proud owner of a stylish bottle of French's mustard.


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Well, its graphic.

And, I believe helpfully for a cover, WYSIWYG.


The Geometry of Pasta is an intriguing subject.

But somehow, I haven't been moved to buy.

It surprises me, but I might now need colour, at least on the cover/dustjacket.

"If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch ... you must first invent the universe." - Carl Sagan

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