Favorite cookbooks

A Listmania! list by R. Stokes "technology consultant" (Seattle, WA USA)
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The list author says: "We like to cook a lot from different international cuisines - here are some of our favorite cookbooks. My preference is for recipes that are adaptable rather than looking for ultimate in authenticity."
Vij's: Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine
1.  Vij's: Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine by Meeru Dhalwala
The list author says:
  "A new favorite after a couple of visits to his restaurant in Vancouver.

Its a great cookbook with some interesting takes on indian cooking - in some ways these dishes are more fusion than traditional indian reflecting the Vij's culinary experience in British Columbia, mainland Europe as well as his and his wife's Indian heritage."
$22.33   Used & New from: $14.35
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Mourad: New Moroccan
2.  Mourad: New Moroccan by Mourad Lahlou
The list author says:
  "Great innovative fusion take on Moroccan cuisine"
$28.30   Used & New from: $13.22
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

Moro: The Cookbook
3.  Moro: The Cookbook by Samantha Clark
The list author says:
  "A mix of different mediterrean cuisines which derive loosely from moorish influences"
$19.43   Used & New from: $13.49
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Jerusalem
4.  Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi
Used & New from: $20.75
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (760 customer reviews)

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Vietnamese Home Cooking
5.  Vietnamese Home Cooking by Charles Phan
The list author says:
  "Nice introduction to vietnamese cooking"
$24.30   Used & New from: $19.00
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

Hot Sour Salty Sweet: A Culinary Journey Through Southeast Asia
6.  Hot Sour Salty Sweet: A Culinary Journey Through Southeast Asia by Naomi Duguid
The list author says:
  "Part travelogue, part cookbook"
$28.59   Used & New from: $9.98
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

Lebanese Cuisine: More Than 250 Authentic Recipes From The Most Elegant Middle Eastern Cuisine
7.  Lebanese Cuisine: More Than 250 Authentic Recipes From The Most Elegant Middle Eastern Cuisine by Anissa Helou
$16.28   Used & New from: $8.83
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Bouchon
8.  Bouchon by Thomas Keller
The list author says:
  "Simpler recipies than the french laundry cookbook but still some nice takes on classic French bistro food"
$29.00   Used & New from: $17.87
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)

West Coast Seafood: The Complete Cookbook
9.  West Coast Seafood: The Complete Cookbook by Jay Harlow
The list author says:
  "Good source of recipes that work well with ingredients available in the Pacific Northwest"
Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Beyond the Great Wall
10.  Beyond the Great Wall by Jeffrey Alford
The list author says:
  "As with some of their other books, a great mix of travelogue, cultural history and cookbook - this time concentrating on the outer reaches of historical china."
$29.88   Used & New from: $7.43
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

Catalan Cuisine: Europe's Last Great Culinary Secret
11.  Catalan Cuisine: Europe's Last Great Culinary Secret by Colman Andrews
The list author says:
  "Great introduction to northern Spanish cooking"
Used & New from: $3.13
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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The French Laundry Cookbook
12.  The French Laundry Cookbook by Michael Ruhlman
The list author says:
  "Making entire recipies can be complex but good to base quick versions on and get ideas from. Many of the recipes have two or more separate items that can be made independent of the other"
$25.68   Used & New from: $15.22
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (202 customer reviews)

The Union Square Cafe Cookbook: 160 Favorite Recipes from New York's Acclaimed Restaurant
13.  The Union Square Cafe Cookbook: 160 Favorite Recipes from New York's Acclaimed Restaurant by Danny Meyer
The list author says:
  "Great italian inspired New York cuisine - we've worn out several copies of this one."
Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Rick Bayless's Mexican Kitchen: Capturing the Vibrant Flavors of a World-Class Cuisine
14.  Rick Bayless's Mexican Kitchen: Capturing the Vibrant Flavors of a World-Class Cuisine by Jeanmarie Brownson
The list author says:
  "Tried many salsa and sauce recipes from this - overall a good introduction to Mexican cuisine along with notes on how to adapt the dishes to more New Mexico or Tex Mex style favorites"
$22.79   Used & New from: $0.77
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

World Food Cafe: Global Vegetarian Cooking
15.  World Food Cafe: Global Vegetarian Cooking by Chris Caldicott
The list author says:
  "Some great vegetarian recipies that work as the basis for meat and fish dishes also"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Nobu West
16.  Nobu West by Nobuyuki Matsuhisa
The list author says:
  "Good source of recipes and techniques for Japanese fusion recipes"
Used & New from: $15.57
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I: 50th Anniversary
17.  Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I: 50th Anniversary by Julia Child
The list author says:
  "Classic French cookbook - used frequently"
$22.60   Used & New from: $14.02
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,101 customer reviews)

Recipes from Paradise: Life & Food on the Italian Riviera
18.  Recipes from Paradise: Life & Food on the Italian Riviera by Fred Plotkin
The list author says:
  "Detailed cookbook focussing on ligurian cuisine giving many variations on classic recipes."
Used & New from: $0.74
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Floyd on Fish
19.  Floyd on Fish by Keith Floyd
The list author says:
  "One of the first cookbooks ever purchased"
Used & New from: $0.27
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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The Babbo Cookbook
20.  The Babbo Cookbook by Mario Batali
The list author says:
  "Like the French Laundry cookbook, many of the recipies here dont lend themselves directly to day to day cooking much but its good for adaptations"
$25.69   Used & New from: $4.85
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home
21.  Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home by David Nussbaum
The list author says:
  "More basic than most of the others but still used frequently"
$43.33   Used & New from: $2.17
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (190 customer reviews)

The Naked Chef
22.  The Naked Chef by Jamie Oliver
The list author says:
  "Very over publicized at this point but along with some of its companion volumes, still a great source of simplified italian inspired cooking."
$24.63   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)

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