Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Who's Got the Book? Top 10 cookbooks of all time according to The Guardian

The Guardian website published a feature on the 50 best cookbooks of all time and the same curiosity that found me clicking on their list also pushed me to check the catalogs of the Los Angeles Public Library system (LAPL), the County of Los Angeles Public Library system (COLA), the Pasadena/Glendale libraries (PPL), Santa Monica Library system (SMPL) and the Whittier libraries (WPL) to see if they carried the UK website's 'Top Ten'. I've listed who had them available to check out. If they are only available as a reference copy I've marked them with an 'R' after the appropriate library.

10. Great Dishes of the World by Robert Carrier- LAPL; COLA
9. Sichuan Cookery by Fuchsia Dunlop- LAPL; COLA; SMPL; WPL; PPL
8. The Classic Italian Cookbook by Marcella Hazan- LAPL; COLA; PPL; WPL
7. Thai Food by David Thompson- LAPL; SMPL; PPL
6. English Food by Jane Grigson- LAPL (R)
5. Roast Chicken and Other Stories by Simon Hopkinson with Lindsey Bareham- LAPL; SMPL; PPL
4. Kitchen Diaries by Nigel Slater- LAPL; COLA
3. The Book of Jewish Food by Claudia Roden- LAPL; COLA; SMPL; PPL; WPL
2. French Provincial Cooking by Elizabeth David- LAPL; PPL; WPL
1. The French Menu Cookbook by Richard Olney- LAPL; COLA