I would like to buy a pair of solid fruit and vegetable reference books. I am debating between Chez Panisse Fruits
and Nigel Slater's Tender
. Do you have any suggestions or thoughts on how they compare? Are they unique enough that it's worth owning all four books?
Sent by Elena
Editor: Elena, if you need a cook's perspective on each book, Emily wrote a little more about the Chez Panisse books in her roundup of favorite cookbooks, Emma loved Ripe, and Dana wrote a glowing review of Tender.
Readers, if you are familiar with these books, how do they compare? Would you recommend buying all four books?
Related: Look! A Peek at Nigel Slater's Kitchen
(Image: Emma Christensen)