Picks and Pans Review: For Giving

updated 12/10/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/10/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

>Additional titles for the well-stocked pantry:

The Fannie Farmer Cookbook by Marion Cunningham (Knopf, $24.95). The four-star classic, revised and redesigned for the '90 cook.

Maida Heatter's Best Dessert Book Ever (Random House, $24.95). A fingerlicking primer for chewies, gooeys, smoothies, crunchies and munchies.

The "I Can't Believe This Has No Sugar" Cookbook by Deborah E. Buhr (St. Martin's, Paper, $9.95), A healthy array of baked goods for anyone with diet restrictions related to sugar, yeast, wheat, cholesterol or dairy products.

The Little Bean Cookbook by Patricia Stapley (Crown, $12.95). A trim collection of 20 inventive dishes that are full of beans.

Fish Basics by Shirley King (Simon and Schuster, $24.95). A school of fish recipes fill this guide to getting to know your mackerel from your mullet.

The Big Little Peanut Butter Cookbook by Norman Kolpas (Contemporary, paper, $6.95). Fifty simple stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth specials.

Perfect Preserves by Nora Carey (Stewart, Tabori & Change, $35). All you need to know about bottling, pickling, freezing or drying good things from the garden.

Microwaving for 1 or 2 in Large Print by Susan Brown Draudt (Hall, paper, $9.95). The BIG BOLD PRINT takes the squinting out of following instructions.

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