Friday, September 10, 2010
I got some new cookbooks in the mail today. The Cordon Bleu one is the most interesting at first glance. It has 90 menus that follow the lessons given at the Cordon Bleu in Paris. The Mediterranean one is ingredient based but I haven't had time to really look at the recipes. The Vietnamese one is because our friend, Denise, keeps sending pictures of the great food she is tasting in Vietnam. The James Beard is huge and comprehensive. I imagine pretty well anything you want to know about cooking would be in there.
I ordered these books from Book Closeouts . All of these plus a couple of fiction books were $67 including postage. The Cordon Bleu book alone is marked at $75 on the dust jacket so it's a good deal. Some of the books are damaged (rip in the dust jacket or corner bent from being dropped) which explains the cost reduction. The big question though, is, Do I really need any more cookbooks?