Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Case Study 1
Let's talk for a second about the value of Cocolat. It's Alice Medrich's uber-famous chocolate cookbook, and in case you're living in the dark, Medrich is the First Lady of Chocolate (I did not make up that title for her). The cookbook, considered by many to be one of the best and most important in food culture, is sadly out of print now.
This is what you'll pay for it, explained a couple of different ways:Cocolat while it was still in print and reasonably priced. Now I'm kicking myself.
Case Study 2
Marcy Goldman, who just so happens to be one of my favorite bakers of all time, put together an incredible cookbook, The Best of Betterbaking.com, that, fortunately, I bought when it first came out. I make recipes out of this book frequently. Now it's out of print.
And here's what you'll pay now to get a copy:
Lesson of the Day
When you see a cookbook you want, don't wait too long to get a copy. And this is especially true if it's critically acclaimed and winning awards from the James Beard Foundation or the IACP. I've got to tell you, it really stinks that I don't own Cocolat.
So tell me, have you seen any out of print, out-of-your-price-range cookbooks?