If Santa didn’t grant all your wishes this Christmas, here are a few cookbooks you might want to consider:
The Smitten Kitchen by Deb Perlman. From the famous food blogger, a chatty (maybe too chatty?) book with well thought-out recipes. I bought this one for my vegetarian son-in-law because of the interesting-sounding veggie recipes. There were quite a few recipes that the carnivores in the household would enjoy also.
Barefoot Contessa Foolproof by Ina Garten. The Food Channel’s greatest asset has come out with another winner. Great recipes for entertaining or just preparing a special meal for family. Ina’s great style gives clear instructions for preparing foods that are widely available. I love the many lobster recipes since lobster seems to go on sale at my market regularly. Can’t wait to try the lobster corn fritters!
Canal House Cooks Every Day by Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer. You may be familiar with the smaller books they issue 3 times a year but this is a heftier volume filled with fabulous seasonal recipes. Nothing pretentious here just beautiful food beautifully prepared. This was another gift for by son-in-law. Again, not a vegetarian book, but one with lots of recipes he can enjoy.
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