Other favourite cookbooks aprt from Delia's

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oscarthegrouch

Other favourite cookbooks aprt from Delia's

I don't know if this topic has been explored before but what are you other favourite cookbooks apart from Delia's?

Mine are: Jame Martin's The Collection, Nigella Lawson's Nigella Express, Deborah Devoshire's Chatsworth Cookery Book, Nigel Slater's The 30 minute Cook & Elizabeth David's A Book of Mediterranean Food

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Karen`s Kitchen

Rachel Allen

I have all her books and find them to be very easy to follow and everything has been successful. I prefer her recipes to Nigella`s.

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Michele

fave cook books

Jamie Oliver's books, Nigella and the River Cafe for me.

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Liz from Cumbria

favourites other than Delia

I like Nigel Slater and I have an old North American Good Housekeeping illustrated cookbook which has been and continues to be very well used.
I have some Jamie, Gordon Ramsay and Gary Rhodes cookbooks which I've probably cooked two or three things out of each and while what I did was good, I don's seem to use them much at all. Don't have any of Nigella's.

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oscarthegrouch

Question for Michele

Is it worth getting the River Cafe books? I had a flick through "River Cafe Easy" at Waterstone's & many of the recipes look interesting.

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Liz from Cumbria

River Cafe cookbooks

I have two friends who have conflicting opinions. One loves all things River Cafe - the other one says "far too complicated". Don't have any myself so can't actually say which friend is right although the friend who says complicated is a very good but not confident cook. Sometimes it really is just a matter of confidence. Hope someone can give you a more informed answer.

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Fifi La BonBon

Other Favourite Cookbooks

Absolutely love anything by Jocelyn Dimbleby. My first book of hers was a Sainbury's publication, and it's almost falling to bits I use it that much. She's also written a great book called Almost Vegetarian, and her recipes are very good.

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JamJar aka Chutney Queen

favourite cookbooks

Always like G/Housekeeping recipes, ditto BBC Good Food (especially for baking). Love Claudia Roden, my old Margaret Costa, Elizabeth David of course, Nigella is great, if only to read.

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Crafty Cookie

Fave Books

Got to be Pru Leiths Cookery Bible, it does exactly what it says on the dustjacket.

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Michele

question for Michele

Did you mean me? I don't think there's another Michele with one "l". Well, I think I've got all the River Cafe Books, but think I co uld probably live without them. Over the years there have been one or two recipes that I've used successfully, but my moan is that they make dishes that are too big, i.e. quantities for too many people. But I still like having them as part of my cookbook library.
M.

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Campbek

Fave Books

A bit late catching up with this thread but life is very hectic at the mo. I love all cookery books and read them like novels and have a very large collection. Don't dare go on Bananas website anymore as the books are so cheap I can't resist them. The ones I use most though are Delia, Good Housekeeping and Raymond Blanc. RB's potato dauphinoise(sp?) is fabulous. Also like Jamie Oliver's casual approach and love to read Nigellas. I bought a cake at the school fete and it was Nigella's cherry and almond and it was really lovely. Must try it myself sometime. Cx

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Lyn B

Other Favourite Cookbooks - apart from Delia's.

"A bit late catching up with this thread but life is very hectic at the mo. I love all cookery books and read them like novels and have a very large collection. Don't dare go on Bananas website anymore as the books are so cheap I can't resist them. The ones I use most though are Delia, Good Housekeeping and Raymond Blanc. RB's potato dauphinoise(sp?) is fabulous. Also like Jamie Oliver's casual approach and love to read Nigellas. I bought a cake at the school fete and it was Nigella's cherry and almond and it was really lovely. Must try it myself sometime. Cx"

I'm even later catching up! Whoops. But someone gave me Marguerite Pattern's "Every Day Cook Book" for a wedding present back in 1963. Over the years it has now become very tatty and dogeared & covered with old unidentified food stains -But it really has been my bible, when it comes to cooking. I hear she is like a goddess to some many 'famous' TV chefs. Mostly, I love it for being in the old weights & measures - can't or won't do metric! ;-)

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Gerry

fave cookbooks

One of my most recent ones (I think recommended by Elpe) Darina Allen's Forgotten Skills of Cooking is brill, both to read and cook with. It's full of country lore and includes domestic and garden tips.

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Fifi La BonBon

Fave cookbooks

Lyn, I was given a Marguerite Patten Everyday Cook Book in 1969 and I used it just last weekend for cake baking. It's got all those old staples in, and I also love it's lbs and ozs! Even if some of the stuff looks dated, there is still a lot of recipes to use today.

 
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