Just wondering if any of you have opinions on cookbook writers, and books that don’t get the attention and accolades they deserve. I have three, that I think deserve mention: David Rosengarten, who authored/co authored the Dean and Deluca Cookbook, that I refer to as the Bible. (No desserts in this one). I’ve another of his, It’s All American Food, also excellent.
Secondly, I would add Rick Rodgers, I have 3-4 of his cookbooks, and he is an excellent teacher, with great recipes.
Thirdly, is Lauren Groveman, who was, for a time on a PBS show in a different market than mine. I have two of her cookbooks; if you can get past the egotistical tone of her books, the recipes are absolutely fantastic, with extremely helpful tips, scattered throughout.
The commonality in these books, is that they aren’t “celebrity chefs” and there are no photos. Except maybe a few in Rick Rodger’s, The Carefree Cook.