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Cookbooks for very accomplished cooks

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lastqueenofscotland Thu 11-Oct-18 21:52:44

My mum loves cooking, and is seriously good. Makes her own pasta, breads, sauces EVERYTHING.
I’m getting her a cookbook as a gift but is there one in particular that challenging but still enjoyable?

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AgnesNaismith Thu 11-Oct-18 21:54:27

Jerusalem. Or a classic like The Silver Spoon.

ThymeCake Thu 11-Oct-18 23:01:27

YY to something classic like the Sliver Spoon or Larousse.

If she's into Ottolenghi, get the Nopi cookbook rather than Jerusalem- it's his tricksy cheffy book (and very good)

Cheekyandfreaky Thu 11-Oct-18 23:03:19

Salt, fat, acid, heat is fascinating.

ThymeCake Thu 11-Oct-18 23:14:49

Oooh, or the Flavour Thesaurus. That's amazing.

lastqueenofscotland Fri 12-Oct-18 07:05:25

She’s got all the ottenlenghi ones but the flavour thesaurus looks really good!

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Taffeta Fri 12-Oct-18 14:56:34

I’ve just bought Lateral Cooking also by Niki Segnit


IHaveBrilloHair Fri 12-Oct-18 16:33:28

Not sure if it's challenging enough but Rick Stein's Far Eastern Oddysey.
Some recipes look simple but actually have different pastes/sauces etc to make from scratch as ingredients.
Lots of variety and beautiful food, I've loved everything I've tried, probably 20 dishes at least.

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