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Fannie Farmer Boston Cooking-School Cook Book
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Fannie Farmer’s Groundbreaking The Boston Cooking-School Cookbook

Fannie Farmer – Background The Boston Cooking-School Cookbook was written by Fannie Farmer in 1896 and quickly became one of the most popular cook books in the United States. Fannie Farmer was born in Boston in 1857. Although destined for medical school, a serious illness forced her to change her […]

Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management
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Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management by Isabella Beeton

Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management – Introduction Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management was, and still is, a publishing phenomenon. When Mrs Beeton was writing her books, the notions of household management and good cooking were inextricably linked. In fact she saw good and organised cooking as a way […]

The Glorious Foods of Greece
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The Glorious Foods of Greece by Diane Kochilas

The Glorious Foods of Greece – Introduction The Glorious Foods of Greece Traditional Recipes from Islands, Cities, and Villages by Diane Kochilas became a classic the day it was released in 2001. It is a scholarly yet entertaining and practical survey of the food of Greece. Our interest in Greek […]

Mastering the Art of French Cooking
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Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child

Mastering the Art of French Cooking – Introduction Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child deserves its place in every food lover’s collection. The recipes are written with rare precision and make no concessions to the “quick and easy” brigade or the “low-fat, low-flavour” movement. Julia Child was […]

The Book of Jewish Food
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The Book of Jewish Food by Claudia Roden

The Book of Jewish Food by Claudia Roden is a classic book thoroughly deserving its place in the pantheon of great cookbooks. This lengthy tome is the result of fifteen years of painstaking research by author Claudia Roden. Jewish food from Morocco, Europe, the Middle East, Iran, India and even […]

Good Thins by Jane Grigson
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Good Things by Jane Grigson

Good Things – Introduction Good Things By Jane Grigson is one her classic cookbooks. We have chosen this one for the Food Lovers’ Cookbook Collection, but all of her writings deserve a place. Jane Grigson, born in the North-East of England, was educated at Cambridge University where she gained a […]

The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters
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The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters

The Art of Simple Food – Introduction The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution by Alice Waters is the latest cookbook from the person who was a significant contributor to the fresh food revolution in California and a co-founder of the legendary Chez Panisse […]

Marcella Hazan The Classic Italian Cookbook
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The Classic Italian Cookbook by Marcella Hazan

Marcella Hazan is a feisty character who is highly opinionated in a very nice way. She ‘believes’ in Italian food and she knows how to cook it therefore she expresses her opinions about how it should be done forcefully and with a great deal of clarity. She moved to Florida […]

Cuisine Minceur by Michel Guerard
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Cuisine Minceur by Michel Guérard

Cuisine Minceur by Michel Guérard is one of our favourite and most cherished cookbooks from the 1970s when the Cuisine Minceur craze was sweeping the Western world. We think it deserves a place in the Foodtourist Top Fifty Cookbooks as it changed the mindset of a generation of chefs just […]

Japanese Cooking A simple Art Shizuo Tsuji
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Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art by Shizuo Tsuji

Japanese Cooking : A Simple Art – Introduction Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art by Shizuo Tsuji is a thoughtful and careful book surveying many of the great recipes of Japan. The author was the head of the largest school for the training of professional chefs in Japan. He is a […]