Rosso and Lukins's The Silver Palate Cookbook (again I have the original edition) is also one of my very favorites but is not as all emcompassing as The New Basics Cookbook.
So on one hand I was sorry to read in The Minimalist Makes His Exit that one of my favorite cookbook authors, Mark Bittman, would no longer be contributing recipes to the daily New York Times. On the other hand, as promised, Bittman is writing excellent op ed pieces on the food industry and has also started contributing recipes to the NY Times Sunday Magazine.
As part of this transition, along with The Minimalist Makes His Exit (the pasta link on the first page of this article leads to some amazing information and additional links), the New York Times also published The Minimalist Chooses 25 of His Favorites; this list can also be found on Bittman's blog. There are a number of recipes within these links that I plan to try in the near future.