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Kay's Kitchen (Thanksgiving Edition)

The Thanksgiving holiday is more a time for trusted classics than a chance to engage with esoteric edibles. Here's a list of Kay's favorite comfort cookbooks.

At Elizabeth David's Table: Classic Recipes and Timeless Kitchen Wisdom By Elizabeth David Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062049728
Published: Ecco - March 1st, 2011

Elizabeth David was a fabulous Englishwoman who brought us French cooking before Julia Child. Her recipes are simple, beautiful, and easy.

The Vegetarian Option By Simon Hopkinson, Jason Lowe (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Simon Hopkinson, Jason Lowe (By (photographer))
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ISBN: 9781584798477
Published: Stewart, Tabori & Chang - April 1st, 2010

Simon Hopkinson is another Englishman with lots of wonderful ideas about how to cook. This vegetarian cookbook is not in any way boring or austere, but full of delicious ideas of what to make that are very special.

James Beard's American Cookery By James Beard, Tom Colicchio (Foreword by) Cover Image
By James Beard, Tom Colicchio (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780316098687
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Published: Voracious - October 25th, 2010

Perhaps the best American cookbook ever written. His pumpkin pie recipe is all you need to know about making that classic Thanksgiving dessert.