Thank you :) I didn't even know they had a specific vegetable book. If you are looking for vegetables, have you seen Plenty? http://www.amazon.com/Plenty-Vibrant-Recipes-Londons-Ottolenghi/dp/1452101248/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1318535338&sr=1-1 A lot of different recipes in there.
I didn't notice you are a pastry chef. I am very into baking myself-although I am just learning. I'd be interested to hear what you think of The Cake Bible and Rose's Heavenly Cakes. Two books I totally rely upon to make people say, "who baked that!!"
Good afternoon, Sweetie Pie!
I am writing to thank you for introducing me to Yotam Ottolenghi's wonderful book, "Plenty." I just received it this morning from amazon.com and looking at the beautiful photos and the marvelous recipes that are brilliantly presented. All the recipes look so inviting, I don't know which one I'll prepare first. I'm enjoying Yotam's style of writing - it's as though he is chatting away with you in the kitchen.
I just received Karen Krasne's, "Extraordinary Cakes, Recipes for Bold & Sophisticated Desserts" that you might want to check out at your library before investing in the book. Karen has two pastry shops in San Diego, California. The cakes in her book, as she states, have "multiple layers and many components." Each cake may take four-days from beginning to end. If you're interested in learning more about her book (just published this month), here's the amazon.com link: http://www.amazon.com/Extraordinary-Cakes-Recipes-Sophisticated-Desserts/dp/0847858081/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319233842&sr=1-1
Thank you again for your Plenty suggestion - I can't wait to begin!