Chefs Dish on Fave Cookbooks

Go beyond the Joy of Cooking with Slate's recommendations
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 14, 2007 7:42 PM CST
Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian makes Slate's list with vegetarian dishes presented by a world cuisine master.   (© Random House)
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(Newser) – What to get the foodie or chef who already has all the classic cookbooks? Slate compiles offbeat favorites recommended by Mollie Katzen, James Oseland and other standout chefs, food editors, and more.

  1. Ethan Becker: Cookwise—Less a cookbook than a bible of general cooking knowledge.
  2. Dan Barber: The River Cottage Meat Book—"A carnivore's manifesto."
  3. Melissa Clark: The Mensch Chef —Traditional Jewish recipe perfection.

  1. Barbara Fairchild: River Cafe Cookbook—Contains easy, perfect, authentically Italian recipes.
  2. Simon Hopkinson: Cooking in 10 Minutes —A 1948 classic on quick cooking.
  3. Mollie Katzen: Salt & Pepper: 135 Perfectly Seasoned Recipes—Look beyond your kitchen table to discover fresh uses for the two standard seasonings.
  4. Paul Levy: Good Cook —A 28-volume series condensed to a single 320-page book that's "the only cookbook you'll ever need."
  5. Julie Powell: World Vegetarian—Vegetarian dishes presented by a world cuisine master.
Click the link below to read the complete list.