As I type I already suspect I'll regret posting this thread (or rather my already overcrowded bookshelves will!!) .
Today someone asked me for a recommendation for a gift. The birthday boy has asked for "The Perfect Cookbook for Fall" and the gift-buyer doesn't cook so she came to me for help.
I immediately blurted out "a braising book" and then said "or a soup/stew book" but no sooner had those words left my mouth then I started thinking about bistro food and curries. Then Sunday Suppers at Lucques came to mind and visions of other books danced through my head. As my colleague's eyes glazed over I finally asked if she could leave it with me for a few days. No problem she said as she undoubtedly regretted ever asking me in the first place.
So, as I mull this over, I thought I might as well toss this out to all of you as well.
If someone asked...what book would you recommend as "The Perfect Cookbook for Fall"?