I totally agree — The Last Course is one of my most favorite baking books, period. (And I have two hundred, easy. Ouch!) Have you seen that it goes for a cool $100+ on the used market?? I feel ridiculously lucky to have bought one, new!
Plenty is a standing favorite, also, but the new Simon Hopkinson is new to me. Both ‘Roast Chickens’ are much-thumbed favorites. Thanks for bringing this one to my attention!
What an incredible resource. Plenty has been on my wish-list for too long, and I am totally with the vegetarian trend. YES, great idea. I want so many from your list, and you’ve sorted the book clutter out in my head. WOW…’The Last Course’…me wanty!
Awesome! I was just making my Chanukah-Holiday request list. Of course I have all of “The Ina’s” books, but I was looking to expand my horizons. I am anxiously awaiting delivery of The New Brooklyn Cookbook and Baked– both Brooklyn-centric, which is where I live. Any cookbooks that cull recipes from great Chicago establishments? Thanks for including the vegetarian books. I’ve been vegetarian since I was 10, but I’m not a rabbit and I love to eat delicious, flavorful foods. Love your blog. Happy Holidays.