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Top 10 List of the Cookbooks I Can't Live Without

For the next two weeks I will be on V-A-C-A-Y! The family and I are in beautiful, rocky, blueberry-studded Maine, and while I’ll be recording all of the natural food wonders during our stay, I won’t be in a blogging friendly locale (there are avantages to vacationing where there are no cell phone towers or wi-fi…).
So instead of my regular posts, I’ve put together a list of my all-time favorite cookery books, the one that I rely on like a best friend (a best friend who knows how to cook everything but isn’t smug about it).

Since I always love to hear which cookbooks other people find essential (because they can be a bit of a splurge, and you want to make sure you’re getting a really good one that won’t end up in the next yard sale), I thought I’d share my Top 10 Cookbooks.
In honor of Maine I will start with my most cherished seafood cookbook:

1.FISH WITHOUT A DOUBT: THE COOK’S ESSENTIAL COMPANION by Rick Moonen and Roy Finamore. My copy is so stained from use that I should have it treated with Scotchgard. Some of my favorite family-friendly recipes include: the pasta with shrimp and ginger cream sauce, broiled sole dijonnaise, salmon burgers with green tartar sauce, and catfish sloppy joes. Also wonderful are the many recipes for sauces and side dishes, as well as instructions for cleaning and preparing every kind of fish and mollusk.

So stay tuned for tomorrow’s pick, and in the meantime—please share the names of your favorite cookbooks as well!!

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