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Saturday, June 12, 2010

To Market, To Market: The 10 Best Summer Cookbooks

 I was listening to NPR the other day and heard a segment about summer cookbooks.  I just heard the very end of it, so I looked up the story on NPR's website and found some great cookbooks I'd love to have!  If you're looking for a new cookbook, check out the NPR reviews.  Listen or read the story for your self!

I've linked the titles of the books to Amazon, where the prices are lower that the suggested listed price from the NPR segment.   

While I'd love to have ALL of the cookbooks, I just can't justify spending $200+ on them.  I'm thinking about buying 1 of them, however, I can't decide! Here are my favorites...

Melissa's Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce: A Guide to Easy-to-Make Dishes with Fresh Organic Fruits & Vegetables, by Cathy Thomas, hardcover, 336 pages, Wiley, list price: $29.95
One quote I took away from the review is, "It's more like an alphabetical, quick-reference greatest hits of produce than a complete works."
The other cookbook that I'm looking at is:
Molto Gusto: Easy Italian Cooking, by Mario Batali and Mark Ladner, hardcover, 272 pages, Ecco, list price: $29.99
  "Every recipe had something new to add to my vegetable repertoire, and every page looks like a centerfold. As a frequent sufferer of the green bean blues, I was really happy to vary my routine by trying Green Beans with Charred Onions."
Then, well, there is another cookbook that I'd like to have....
Farmer's Market Desserts, by Jennie Schacht, paperback, 208 pages, Chronicle Books, list price: $24.95

1 comment:

  1. Jen, Here is an Amazon.com link to the cookbook, "Pasta (Great Taste, Low Fat)" by Sandra Rose Gluck. It's available as a used book for as low as a penny at Amazon. You just add $3.99 for shipping and it's yours for $4.00.