Would you pay $225 for a cookbook with just one recipe?

Susie reviews in the Boston Globe a new book Notes from a Kitchen which documents the obsessions of 10 different chefs.  There is just one recipe, for a cocktail, with 14 pages of instructions. The book costs $225 on Amazon - is this a book you could ever see yourself buying?


  • Stacy  on  3/15/2012 at 1:17 AM

    I can't imagine spending $225 on any book. This one does sound like a wonderful read but it's not really a cookbook though, is it? Guess I'll have to wait for the Kindle version.

  • chef_ub  on  3/18/2012 at 4:09 PM

    sounds like the same category as the $55 "40 Years of Chez Panisse", not a single recipe…

  • Harvestmoon  on  3/29/2012 at 9:11 PM

    I don't think so! If people thought it was a cookbook with many recipes from legendary chefs they might! I wanted the first vol. of Lucky Peach and that is priced at about $200!

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