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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 26

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B4-Palm Beach Post, Thursday, December 9. 1976 Cookbooks for Christmas Wide Variety Has Offerings for Every Taste Grand Opening J Palm Beach County's Newest c If FABRIC S. j DISCOUNT FABRICS! iW'TS used. They also authored "With Love from Your Kitchen" (Tarcher-Hawthorn $10), a commendable collection of recipes for gift-giving, with especially helpful directions for advance preparation, special packaging and labeling. In the same category, "Gifts from Your Kitchen," a "Better Homes and Gardens" cookbook (Meredith $2.49) has fewer and more traditional recipes, including some very sweet liqueurs. "Ices Plain and Fancy," with annotations by Barbara Ketcham Wheaton (Metropolitan Museum of Art $5.95), revives a charming late 19th Century book by an English cooking school operator who had both sophisticated and wild ideas: spinach ice cream, anyone? But who could resist strawberry sorbet with curacao, rum or brandy or ginger cream ice. Many people would not agree with Henry Lewis Creel that "Cooking for One Is Fun," (Quadrangle $8.95). But it certainly can be delicious and nourishing, albeit fattening, if one accepts Creel's over-large portions. Also, his directions are too skimpy for beginners. Anyone with $18.95 to spend for "The Complete Book of Preserving" by English author Marye Cameron-Smith (Bobbs-Merrill) is living dangerously. Published originally for British readers, the . book recommends oven-canning methods that U.S. authorities warn against. The book also covers curing, salting, smoking and drying, all of which can be risky if not meticulously handled. are available separately as an insert for 70 cents, plus sales tax to Vermont residents. The Spencer Books are geared for high- and low-calorie eaters. They were published originally by a paper manufacturer as an advertising gimmick for its corporate customers. The home economist-author shows great inventiveness: ginger pie in gingersnap crust, pork chops in mustard creme, baked green tomatoes, spinach gnocchi (Italian dumplings) and spinach-stuffed breast of veal, as examples. "Glorious Stew" by Dorothy Ivens (Harper and Row $6.95 paper) should delight owners of unglazed clay cooking pots. Ms. Ivens has added a chapter on that subject in revising her 1969 book. Slow cooker stews are missing; the author properly evaluates them as "plain and not very good." "Good Bread" by Barbara Joan Hansen (Macmillan $9.95) is just that, a collection of often unusual recipes such as American Indian breads, Norwegian lefse (potato pancake - type bread) and South American squash sopaipillas (fried puffs). The author is a staff writer in the Los Angeles Times' food department. "The Slim Gourmet" by syndicated columnist Barbara Gibbons (Harper and Row $12.95) is the best slimming diet book we have seen, written with imagination, good taste and common sense. The "Getting Started" chapter should be required reading for every dieter. "Grace Hartley's Southern Cook-book"(Doubleday $8.95,) by a former food editor of the Atlanta Journal, represents good home cooking for which southerners are justifiably famous. Many recipes are from readers. The bread, soup and dessert chapters are outstanding. A revised, enlarged edition of "The Settlement Cook Book" (Simon and Schuster $9.95) is a good general guide in many respects, but only if you're good at guessing how many servings a recipe will make. The recipes don't tell. "The Unabridged Vegetable Cookbook" by Nika Hazelton (Evans $14.-95) contains excellent buying and storage advice as well as recipes. Included are some little-known but delicious vegetables, such as fiddle-head ferns and akee, a tropical product that looks like scrambled eggs when cooked. "Craig Claiborne's Favorites from the New York Times, Vol. 2" (Quadrangle $12.50) is amusing even if you never cook a single dish from it. Among his choices is his highly controversial front-page story about the $4,000 dinner for two he enjoyed in Paris as the highest bidder in a fund-raising auction for a public television station. For hosts and hostesses, consider Ruth Ellen Church's "Entertaining With Wine," (Rand McNally $16.95) by the former food editor and wine columnist of the Chicago Tribune and "The Pleasure of Your Company" by a cooking school couple from Los Angeles, Diana and Paul Von Welanetz (Atheneum $11.95). Their menus and recipes are fine, but they fail to warn that seviche, an appetizer made with raw fish, can be dangerous if fresh water instead of saltwater varieties are CIRCULATION SERVICE PHONE 659-1450 Circulation Service Department Hours: Monday - Friday 4:00AM - 7:00PM Saturday 4:00AM 10:30AM Sunday 4:00AM - 12 Noon the Palm Beach POST and TIMES 1200 SO. CONGRESS AVE. WEST PALM BEACH By JEANNE LESEM UPI Family Editor Americans' growing appetite for foreign, regional and ethnic food is reflected in new cookbooks for holiday giving. Four on Chinese cookery are so good that it's mostly a matter of deciding if you prefer spicy food or bland, or both. For longtime collectors, "Mrs. Chiang's Szechuan Cookbook" by Ellen Schrecker with John Schrecker (Harper & Row $12.95) represents good value, with many recipes not found in other cookbooks. Their recipe style is long, but within the skills of enthusiastic beginners. ;"The Chinese Menu Cookbook" by Joanne Hush and restaurateur Peter Wong (Holt Rinehart and Winston $9.95) also is good for beginners, particularly those who need help in meal planning and cooking. Recipes represent various regions of China. Calvin B.T. Lee, an attorney and chancellor of the University of Maryland, is co-author with his wife Audrey Evans Lee of "The Gourmet Chinese Regional Cookbook" (Putnam $10.95). As a young student, Lee ran his family's Chinese restaurant, New York City's oldest. Their book of 300 recipes is interesting to read and to cook from. Gloria Bley Miller, author of "The Thousand Recipe Chinese Cookbook," is back with "Learn Chinese Cooking in Your Own Kitchen" (Grosset and Dunlap $8.95), a happy choice for people who prefer comparatively bland and simple recipes with few ingredients. Other good buys include: "James Beard's New Fish Cookery" (Little, Brown $9.95), unsurpassed for practicality and quality recipes. His updated information on cooking methods for fresh and frozen fish and seafood and advice about wine are particularly good. Like the recipes in the original 1954 edition, the 20 new ones are generally uncomplicated and delicious. Mireille Johnston's "The Cuisine of the Sun" (Random House $12.95) contains recipes for the garlicky and herb-flavored fare of Nice and Provence, a city and a region of France whose cuisine deserves to be better known in the United States. "The Complete Book of Japanese Cooking" by Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz with Mitsuko Endo (Evans $12.-50) also has much to offer Americans. Many recipes are economical and easy to prepare. The fish and shellfish chapter would be especially useful to persons on low-calorie or low-fat diets. "The Best Foods of Russia" by Sonia Uvezian (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich $8.95) ranges well beyond the simple meat and potatoes diet of most Russian cookbooks published for Americans. Our favorites include meat dishes with dried fruits, excellent soups, vegetable-fruit mixtures and many inexpensive recipes using ground meat and stuffed vegetables. Public television cooking teachers Margaret and Franco Romagnoli are back with "The Romagnoli's Meatless Cookbook" (Atlantic-Little, Brown $9.95). If anything, it's even better than their first book, which was based on their TV series. Many recipes are both economical and flavorful; as examples, macaroni products with vegetable sauces and inspired treatment of fish and seafood. For simple, economical fare, Doris Janzen Longacre's "More-With-Less Cookbook" is a good buy at $4.-95. A spiral-bound paperback from Herald Press, Scottsdale, Pa., and Kitchener, Ont., Canada., it contains wholesome Mennonite food from all over North America, including a superior homemade pancake mix and many fine baking recipes. Two personal favorites of ours are "Bakery Lane Soup Bowl" by Marge Mitchell and Joan Sedgwick and "The More ... or Less Cookbooks" by Maryellen Spencer (Van No-strand Reinhold $7.95 for the two-volume paperback set). The first book was privately published by the authors, who operate a popular restaurant of the same name in Mid-dlebury, Vt. They have just added four recipes for quiches (main dish pies) to the 100 soup, salad, bread and dessert recipes of the original edition published earlier this year. The book itself is $7 plus 3 per cent sales tax for Vermont residents from SMV Co., 5 Bakery Lane, Mid-dlebury, Vt. 05753. The new recipes When Shopping Use P-T Classifieds SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SHOPPING HOURS! MON. THRU SAT. 10 A.M. TO 10 P.M. SUN. 11 A.M. TO 7 P.M. Prices Kffective-thru December I I In hey H est llourt Mimdax-Saturriax 10 a.m.-1) p.m. Sunday 12 Vwn-. p.m. Sears W . r f GREAT GIFT VALUES One of America's finest specialty salons, featuring couture ready-to-near and boutique, catering to the sophisticated woman, wants vibrant, dynamic, ambitious fashion-aware, sales personnel. Salary and surroundings delightful. 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