Naomi's Cooking Bookshelf

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Larousse Gastronomique : The New American Edition of the World's Greatest Culinary Encyclopedia
by Prosper Montagne, Jenifer Harvey Lang (Editor)
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A must have for people who love food and cooking!
Some books hang around long enough to become part of the language, and then they're considered classics, but the real classic earns its status with overwhelming merit; such is the case with the Larousse Gastronomique. It's been around since 1938, with 8,500 recipes, over a thousand pages of encyclopedic knowledge from A (Abaisse--a pastry making term) to Z (Zwieback--a kind of biscuit), and the final word in matters culinary. Handy for cooking terms, kitchen queries, and lots more.
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    by Julia Child, et al
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    by Thomas Keller, et al
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Indian Cooking

Julie Sahni is the author of my favorite Indian cookbooks. She is originally from India, but now runs several restaurants in New York. Her books are amazing in the amount of detail she gives in how to prepare each recipe. There is also a comprehensive introduction to ingredients, techniques, equipment, etc., and offer a fascinating introduction to Indian cuisine. She also has recipes from many regions of India, and provides a lot of background to the dish and the country. I have cooked from all four of her books, and highly recommend them!

Classic Indian Cooking; Julie Shani, Julie Sahni; Hardcover; $22.50

Classic Indian Vegetarian and Grain Cooking; Julie Sahni; Hardcover; $22.50; Descriptive information available.

Moghul Microwave : Cooking Indian Food the Modern Way; Julie Sahni; Hardcover; $25.16; Descriptive information available.

Savoring Spices and Herbs : Recipe Secrets of Flavor, Aroma, and Color Vol 1; Julie Sahni; Hardcover; $22.50;

The Great Curries of India; Camellia Panjabi; Hardcover; $27.00; Descriptive information available.

Madhur Jaffrey is another of the most popular authors of Indian cookbooks. She's an actress, living in the UK. She often hosts BBC cooking shows and has lavishly illustrated books, though not as much detail as Julie Sahni. These books are among my favorites too!

An Invitation to Indian Cooking; Madhur Jaffrey; Paperback; $11.70; Descriptive information available.

Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cooking; Madhur Jaffrey; Paperback; $13.45; Descriptive information available.

Madhur Jaffrey's Quick & Easy Indian Cookery (Bbc Books Quick and Easy Cookery Series); Madhur Jaffrey; Paperback; $8.99

Madhur Jaffrey's Quick and Easy Indian Cooking; Madhur Jaffrey, Philip Salaverry; Paperback; $14.35; Descriptive information available.

Madhur Jaffrey's Spice Kitchen : Fifty Recipes Introducing Indian Spices and Aromatic Seeds; Madhur Jaffrey; Hardcover; $13.50; Descriptive information available.


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Spices

If you are interested in cooking, you will really appreciate these books, which give an excellent overview to each spice, the cuisine which uses it, and how to purchase and store spices. In addition, the photographs are wonderful! After reading any one of these books, you will be running off to the store to buy new spices and try out some new recipes! Spices can become very addictive!

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The Complete Book of Spices : A Practical Guide to Spices and Aromatic Seeds; Jill Norman; Hardcover; $22.50;

The Complete Book of Herbs, Spices, and Condiments : From Garden to Kitchen to Medicine Chest; Carol Ann Rinzler; Paperback; $10.80

The Flavor Secret : Using Herbs & Spices to Put Flavor Back into Low-Fat, Low-Calorie, Low-Cholesterol Cooking;

Growing and Using Herbs and Spices; Milo Miloradovich; Paperback; $6.25

Hints and Pinches : A Concise Compendium of Herbs, Spices, and Aromatics With Illustrative Recipes and Asides on Relishes, Chutneys, and Other Such C; Eugene Walter; Hardcover; $17.06

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Herbs

California Herb Cookery : From the Ranch House Restaurant; Alan Hooker; Paperback; $20.00

Chef Paul Prudhomme's Fiery Foods of the World That I Love; Paul Prudhomme, Chef Paul Prudhomme; Hardcover; $22.50; Descriptive information available.

Chef Paul Prudhomme's Pure Magic; Paul Prudhomme, Paul Rico (Photographer); Hardcover; $11.65; Descriptive information available.

Chef Paul Prudhomme's Seasoned America Vol 1; Paul Prudhomme; Hardcover; $20.70; Descriptive information available.

The Complete Book of Herbs & Spices/an Illustratrated Guide to Growing and Using Culinary, Aromatic, Cosmetic and Medicinal Plants; Sarah Garland; Hardcover; $31.50; Descriptive information available.

Cooking With Herbs : Over 200 Delicious Recipes for Good Health and Long Life; John Ettinger; Paperback; $13.45; Descriptive information available.

The Encyclopedia of Herbs, Spices, & Flavorings/a Cook's Compendium; Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz (Editor); Hardcover; $31.46; Descriptive information available.

The Herb Book : A Complete Guide to Culinary Herbs; Arabella Boxer; Hardcover; $22.48

The Herb Companion Cooks : Recipes from the First Five Years of the Herb Companion Magazine; Paperback; $16.95

The Herb Garden Cookbook; Lucinda Hutson; Paperback; $19.76

Herbs : Their Cultivation and Usage; John Hemphill, Rosemary Hemphill; Paperback; $13.45

Hints and Pinches : A Concise Compendium of Herbs, Spices, and Aromatics With Illustrative Recipes and Asides on Relishes, Chutneys, and Other Such C; Eugene Walter; Hardcover; $17.06

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Essentials in Cooking, Food & Wine

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