Bargain cookbooks....

Every now and then, I like to troll Amazon and other online booksellers for bargain cookbooks to add to my collection. Or at least my Kaboodle page – then friends and family can add them to my collection. I tend to gravitate towards unique books that either focus on recipes from a particular region or use really simple recipes with few ingredients. I also like books that focus on ingredients in season and the favorite old recipes given a new twist.

Here are a few I recently discovered….

Paris Boulangerie-Patisserie
: Recipes from Thirteen Outstanding French Bakeries
by Linda Dannenburg, photographs by Guy Bouchet
$12.99 from

I like the idea of trying my hand at some of these would be a challenge...but a fun one. I also like the idea of just browsing through the photographs and making a list of must try patisseries the next time I'm in Paris.

Chef on a Shoestring : More Than 120 Inexpensive Recipes for Great Meals from America's Best Known Chefs
by Andrew Friedman and Rita Maas
$4.99 from

Want some great ideas and tips for making three course meals for under twenty bucks? Yes? Buy this book! Mario Batali and other well known chefs put some great, simple recipes together for us to try...and best of all, the proceeds of sales of the book go to Share Our Strength.

Marie Claire Easy
by Michelle Cranston
$14.95 from

At eight cents a recipe, I think buying this book is a no brainer. It's filled with simple recipes that highlight fresh ingredients. As you can see from the cover, the photography is applealing, too.

As with most bargains, quantities are limited....time for me to run over to Amazon and get my copies before you do!

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1 comment :

Catherine said...

The Paris Boulangerie book is fantastic! Everything I've made from this book has been awesome.