Pacific Palate with Don Genova

As heard on CBC Radio
My Classes
My Podcast
My Archives
About Me
My Blog
Contact Me

Past Food For Thought

Past Pacific Palate

Past So Much On My Plate

Past Recipes and Recommendations

2005 Shows
2004 Shows
2003 Shows
2002 Shows

Don's Christmas Gift Book Selections

Don's cookbook gift rules:

  1. Make sure you're matching the degree of recipe difficulty in the book to the ability of the cook. Don't buy a book that calls upon skills and methods the cook doesn't have, like boning a quail, or making puff pastry from scratch.
  2. If you live in an area that doesn't have many shops carrying specialty ingredients, there's not much point getting someone a book which calls for a lot of them.
  3. Always check the photos. They tell you how appetizing the recipes can look, and whether it's something you can visualize on a dinner plate. Books WITHOUT photos generally cost less, so you need to look a little more carefully at the ingredient list and recipe instructions to see if it's a good fit.

The Big Book of Breakfast
Maryana Vollstedt
Chronicle Books - $32.95

Meena Pathak's Flavours of India
Meena Pathak
Whitecap Books - $19.95

Hot Sour Salty Sweet
Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid
Random House Canada - $60.00

The Pleasures of Slow Food
Corby Kummer
Chronicle Books - $65

Modern Classics Book 1
Donna Hay
William Morrow - $34.95

Simply Bishop's
John Bishop and Dennis Green
Douglas and McIntyre - $45.00

Rebar, Modern Food Cookbook
Audrey Alsterberg and Wanda Urbanowicz
Big Ideas Publishing - $29.95

Happy Days with the Naked Chef
Jamie Oliver
Little, Brown & Co. - $49.95

Forever Summer
Nigella Lawson
Knopf Canada - $55.00

<< Back

Pacific Palate with Don Genova

My Classes
My Podcast
My Archives
About Us
My Blog
Contact Us

Reproduction of this web site and its content, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited without the express written permission of Don Genova and Pacific Palate. © Don Genova and Pacific Palate Enterprises 2008.