I admit it…i have an additciton to recipe books and can barely resist a new one! Most recently i purchased The Bread Baker’s Apprentice by Peter Reinhardt so i could participate in the #BBA which is twitter speak for the Bread Baker’s Apprentice Challenge. You work your way through the book making each recipe/bread in sequential order. I’ve had the book two weeks and haven’t even made one bread LOL The only reason i haven’t made anything besides time restraints is that the whole books is emperial measurements ande i have to convert the bloody recipes! Such a frustrating job.
I made the chocolate raspberry tart using Larousse and i must say i learned a lot about putting flavours and textures together rather than just following a recipe. I also love all my Jamie Oliver books and his new magazines; Nigella Lawson is also on my love list as is Maggie Beer’s books!
So, what’s YOUR favourite recipe or cookbook?
So that’s my rant…I shall now roll my soapbox away [squeak, squeak, squeak].
I’ve often seen threads on Twitter that ask the question ‘what’s your favourite recipe book? Good Lord i have no way of answering that question. For optimal use i’d say you can’t got past Stephanie Alexander’s The Cooks Companion. that book can teach you so much about the basics of cooking without being simplistic and importatly it further develops and caters to developing cooking skills.
I recently bought Larousse Gastronomique and had a brilliant time changing my way of cooking by implementing many of the processess of cooking instead of following one recipe.