Every year I put out my Christmas cookbook wish list. In past years, my list has included:
Julia Child: Baking With Julia
Sheila Lukins: USA Cookbook
James Beard: Beard on Bread and Beard on Pasta
just to name a few.
This year I have three must haves on my list. They are:
I love Alton Brown. His show is fantastic and educational. I have his other cookbooks and they are a culinary class. You learn about different techniques, the hardware you need, why you need to cook or bake foods in certain ways. His cooking books are my reference books for cooking and baking.
Alton's books also have some recipes. Some of my favorite recipes of his are Beef Jerky, Cheese Soup, Chocolate Peppermint Pinwheel cookies, Corn Dogs, Green Bean Casserole, Biscuits, Scones, Chicken and Dumplings. The list goes on and on.
Dorie Greenspan: I was introduced to Dorie Greenspan's cookbooks a little over a year ago. I was looking for a book devoted to pancakes. Yes, pancakes. I found a book at the library by Dorie Greenspan "Pancakes: From Morning to Midnight." One of the tastiest books I ever checked out. This started my following of Dorie Greenspan. Last year, I received her Baking book - "Baking: From My Home to Yours." My favorites are her Blondies, Creamy Scones, and Harvest Cake. Absolutely delicious.
Well, this sums up my cookbook wish list for 2010. I believe I made good choices.