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Jason Perlow

Cookbooks you Love

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Hi Sara -- thanks for joining us this week and giving us your insights into your career and food world. I've been anticipating your Spotlight for a very long time.

In terms of the outside sources by which you draw inspiration, what are some of your favorite cookbooks on your shelves? And which do you find yourself turning to most often? What has the most sentimental value to you?

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Jason,

It is more authors I love than cookbooks. Here are some of my favorites:

Madhur Jaffrey

Julie Sahni

Jeanne Lemlin

Jean Anderson

Deborah Madison

Jacques Pepin

Marcella Hazan

Eileen Yin Fei Lo

Nina Simonds

Rick Bayless

The Time Life Series - Foods of the World

I also love the community and local cookbooks, they have so much flavor.

The New York Times Cookbook and Mastering the Art of French Cooking were the ones I grew up with.

Hmmm, I have so many cookbooks I look at just for fun (I am guessing 500) Even if I don't cook from them they make me happy

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