101 Classic Cookbooks
501 Classic Recipes
Publication Date: October 9, 2012
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Like a hall of fame for cookbooks, this is a food lover's dream collection, featuring 501 recipes from favorite authors. Any cook will tell you that in every cookbook there are a handful of recipes that rise to the top--the earmarked and most-stained pages. In this marvelous collection, 501 of these signature recipes have been carefully selected from 101 great cookbooks of the twentieth century--beloved tomes passed down through generations. The list of masterworks was chosen by an expert advisory committee that includes Jonathan Gold, Michael Pollan, and Ruth Reichl. It is like having a library of culinary classics condensed into one volume. You'll discover so many timeless gems, such as Julia Child's Boeuf Bourguignon, Elizabeth David's Bouillabaisse, Marcella Hazan's Bolognese Ragu, Jacques Pepin's Brioche, James Beard's Pig Hamburgers, and Irma Rombauer's Devil's Food Cake Cockaigne. But you'll also read about how these books and recipes revolutionized the way we eat. Interspersed throughout are nostalgic images from the vintage first editions. It is a fascinating culinary tour that in whole tells much of the story of American culture at large.
About the Author
Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and Professor of Sociology at New York University. She is the author of "What to Eat" and, from UC Press, "Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health; Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety"; and "Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine". Malden Nesheim is Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University. He is coauthor (with Marion Nestle) of "Feed Your Pet Right: The Authoritative Guide to Feeding Your Dog and Cat" and (with Ann L. Yaktine) of the Institute of Medicine report "Seafood Choices: Balancing Benefits and Risks".