It’s that time of year when everyone comes out with their end-of-year lists. I haven’t been at this long enough to choose last year’s 10 Best Cookbooks. But I’d have a lot of competition out there if I did. Everyone you’ve ever heard of and never heard of has a list. Since there are still 15 shopping days til Christmas, here are some of my ‘best of the best’ lists. And an intriguing Worst list that got my attention.
My partner Andrew’s family has a rule: No Christmas gifts with plugs or handles. The only way I got a flat screen TV into the house was to say it was from Santa who wasn’t aware of the rule. Santa still doesn’t get it. One of my prime suggestions has a plug. The others both pass the test. One’s fantastic food-related photography from an incredibly talented photographer friend. And the other is a book I couldn’t put down.