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Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 09:02 pm

Cook by the book

Take 10: Award-winning cookbooks of 2008

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Give the giftof delicious desserts, mouth-watering meats and bountiful breads. Skip the extra calories with new award-winning vegetarian and diet cookbooks. Or simply learn how to perfect your favorite sumptuous indulgence. Test them out when you’re cooped up on a cold winter day – they won’t disappoint. These tasty tomes were the James Beard Foundation and the International Association of Culinary Professionals award winners for 2008.
1 “The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Cuisine”
by The French Culinary Institute with Judith Choate (Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2007) $75
2 “The River Cottage Meat Book”
by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (Ten Speed Press, 2007) $40

3 “How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food”
by Mark Bittman (Wiley, 2007) $35

4 “The Pastry Queen Christmas: Big-hearted Holiday Entertaining, Texas Style”
by Rebecca Rather and Alison Oresman (Ten Speed Press, 2007) $32.50

5 “The EatingWell Diet: Introducing the VTrim Weight-Loss Program”
by Jean Harvey-Berino, Joyce Hendley and the editors of EatingWell (Countryman, 2007) $24.95

6 “The Country Cooking of France”
by Anne Willan (Chronicle Books, 2007) $50

7 “Morimoto: The New Art of Japanese Cooking”
by Masaharu Morimoto (DK Publishing, 2007) $40

8 “Fish Forever: The Definitive Guide to Understanding, Selecting, and Preparing Healthy, Delicious, and Environmentally Sustainable Seafood”
by Paul Johnson (Wiley, 2008) $34.95

9 “Local Breads: Sourdough and Whole-Grain Recipes from Europe’s Best Artisan Bakers”
by Daniel Leader (W. W. Norton, 2007) $35

10 “My Bombay Kitchen: Traditional and Modern Parsi Home Cooking”
by Niloufer Ichaporia King (University of California, 2007) $27.50

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