Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (1 of 1)
Location: New York, NY USA


Top Reviewer Ranking: 716,290 - Total Helpful Votes: 1 of 1
The Foods and Wines of Spain by Penelope Casas
The Foods and Wines of Spain by Penelope Casas
4.0 out of 5 stars To Spain with Penelope, Jan. 3 2003
I enjoyed this book very much. Ms. Casas gives a brief description of the local food for the different areas of Spain giving some cultural background which explain the diversity of ingredients. I read it in a sitting and as I read I marked recipes I wanted to try. When I finished reading I had quite a lot of marked pages. I love tripe and loved the two recipes given for the dish as they make it in Madrid and in Galicia. It is not only a book to cook by but it helps you to understand Spanish food.
Paris Sweets: Great Desserts From the City's Best &hellip by Dorie Greenspan
5.0 out of 5 stars Gem of a book, Jan. 3 2003
I don't know how Ms. Greenspan charmed these renowned bakers into giving her their treasured recipes. Her descriptions of the bakeries are so evocative that photographs are not needed; all you need is your imagination. If you are interested in food or on your way to Paris, you should read this book. When you return from Paris after having tasted all those wonderful pastries and breads, you'll be able to relive the experience again in your own kitchen. There are a variety of recipes given, most basic enough for the average home baker, some requiring a little more effort. A sweet book indeed.
Chocolate Desserts by Pierre Herme by Dorie Greenspan
Dorie Greenspan and Pierre Herme's chocolate book has everything that I look for in a cookbook. The recipes are clear, and like Julia Child's cookbooks,infallible and easy to follow. I love cookbooks with lots of pictures; I find that I get inspired to make a dessert when I see a photo of the finished product(and my mouth starts to water). For an old hand in the kitchen like me (I started cooking in the 60's watching Julia on TV), I found this book inspired me to try chocolate desserts beyond Julia's "Reine de Saba".