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Claudia Roden is great--I also recommend Penelope Casas if you're looking for Spanish cooking.
Check out Tamar Adler's An Everlasting Meal, which is more a philosophy of cooking than a cookbook. I like Jack Bishop's Pasta e Verdure and Vegetables Every Day, and Mark Bittman's giant Cook Everything Vegetarian.
I have this one at home. Claudia Roden is a legend. I also like Diana Henry too (her last book 'A change of appetite' is brilliant.
"Persiana" by Sabrina Ghayour, "Plenty" and "Plenty More" by Yotam Ottolenghi,"Curry Easy" and "Curry Easy Vegetarian" by Madhur Jaffrey.Probably 80% of my diet is from Plenty or Curry Easy!!
Hi Emi - It's Jennifer from Boston. Have not read that. I highly recommend Tender by Nigel Slater and Jerusalem by Ottolenghi. Neither are new, but they are so, so good.
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