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Definitive ethnic cookbooks

Aaron D | Apr 8, 200205:14 PM     27

I'm looking for a list of definitive ethnic cookbooks. Maybe this is too difficult, but I'd like to see us give it a try.

I suppose I have in mind something like Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, a book that is broad in scope, and concentrates on the classic dishes of a given cuisine and detailed descriptions of the techniques involved in preparing them. Though I'm sure there are other French cookbooks with better or more creative recipes, but I don't see how anyone can go wrong starting with Julia, and I think a beginning cook can go very much right.

I'm not just interested in good cookbooks for varied cuisines-there are many of those, and I've seen them addressed in other threads. I think it would be interesting, though (and quite useful to me), to list as many cuisines as we can (and surely not all have such a guide-that would be worth noting, too) and attach an author and title (specific title, not just "anything by Marcella Hazan"). Sorry if I've labored this point a bit too much. And if this has been addressed previously, please someone direct me to the thread.

Thanks.

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