2007 Cookbooks by Friends – What a Great Lot!
Books are my favorite gifts to give – I always give them for engagements and weddings – and, of course, my favorites to get. So, in this season of giving and getting, I thought I’d make a list of books that would make great gifts and great gets.
It turns out that this is a very special list because all of the books on it were written this year by friends. 2007 was a great year for cookbooks! And it was a pretty terrific one for friends, too.
I made this list from memory, so if I’ve forgotten anyone or any book, I’m sorry.
I can’t imagine a book on this list that wouldn’t make a cook very, very happy, so I hope a couple of them find their way down your chimney. I’m hoping for a few of them myself.
- Vegetable Harvest by Patricia Wells
- Chez Jacques by Jacques Pepin
- Country Cooking of France by Anne Willan
- How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman
- Desserts by the Yard by Sherry Yard
- Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz
- Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld written with my friend Stephanie Lyness
- Great Coffe Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins and More by Carole Walter
- Demolition Desserts by Elizabeth Falkner
- The Greyston Bakery Cookbook by Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan
- The Young Man and the Sea by David Pasternak and Ed Levine
- A Passion for Baking by Marcy Goldman
- The Sweet Spot by Pichet Ong
- The Art of the Dessert by Ann Amernick
- Lucinda’s Rustic Italian Kitchen by Lucinda Scala Quinn
- Yum: Tasty Recipes from Culinary Greats by Jeffrey Spear and Dara Bunjon
I’m lucky to have such talented friends and we’d all be lucky if we had their books.
OOOPS! I was afraid this was going to happen. I missed one of the best books of the year: