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My cookbook wishlist, in no particular order:

Polpo: A Venetian Cookbook (of sorts) (Russell Norman)

What Katie Ate (Katie Quinn Davies)

River Cottage Cookbook (Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall)

Home Made: The Ultimate DIY Cookbook, featuring over 200 from-scratch recipes (Yvette Van Boven) – Checked out from the library, now considering forking out for a copy. Great step-by-step photographed techniques with multiple variations on each, with few specialist tools needed.

The Urban Cook: Cooking and Eating for a Sustainable Future (Mark Jensen) – Checked out from the library, now considering forking out for a copy. Great inspiration if you’re into Vietnamese food but haven’t cooked much of it before.

The fundamental techniques of classic pastry arts (French Culinary Institute)

Gizzi’s Kitchen Magic (Gizzi Erskine)

Seasons (Donna Hay)

Dolce Italiano (Gina DePalma)

Kitchen Classics: Gourmet Vegetarian: The Vegetarian Recipes you must have (Jane Price)

Veganomicon (Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero) – also checked out from the library, this is a fantastic resource for anyone wanting to eat more vegan food without sacrificing their tastebuds.

Assemble: Sensational Food Made Simple (Annabel Langbein)

Rose’s Heavenly Cakes (Rose Levy Berabbaum)

Mastering the Art of French Cooking: Volume 1 & 2 (Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, and Simone Beck)

Baking With Julia: Savor the joys of baking with America’s best bakers (Dorie Greenspan)

Desserts by Pierre Herme (Pierre Herme, Dorie Greenspan)

The New Moosewood Cookbook (Mollie Katzen)

Diet for a small planet (Frances Moore Lappe)

Good to the Grain (Kim Boyce)

This can’t be tofu! 75 recipes to cook something you never thought you would – and love every bite (Deborah Madison)

Vegetarian cooking for everyone (Deborah Madison)

Around my French table (Dorie Greenspan)

Cookbooks I already own and love:

Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits & Vegetables (Cheryl Sternman Rule) – Now acquired – check out my review

Ottolenghi: The Cookbook (Sami Tamimi & Yotam Ottolenghi) – Now acquired and LOVED

Plenty (Yotam Ottolenghi) – Now acquired and LOVED

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes A Day

The grower’s cookbook: from garden to table (NZ)

The Flavor Bible

The New Zealand Vegetable Cookbook – A great way to introduce more veges into your diet, tastily and without too much fuss

Made By Hand – If you’re trying to eat healthier and more naturally, this is the perfect starter!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Emily permalink
    December 10, 2011 3:55 pm

    oh yes Good to the Grain, everything i hoped for and so much more, absolutely worth it.Brought from Book Depository

  2. April 11, 2014 5:47 am

    I love Ottolenghi and Plenty, too! (And I bought a copy of “Ripe” for my sister, but somehow I don’t think she appreciates it as much as I would have… maybe I should “borrow” it back.) I really recommend Deborah Madison’s Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone—glad to see it on your list! (And glad to have discovered your blog, by the way!) :)


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