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I love trying new recipes and would like to build a nice collection of cookbooks. I always buy them and never use them. I end up relying on only one website.
What is a cookbook or website that you use over and over?
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I use allrecipes for everything. I have the ap on my phone. I’m the kind of cook who uses recipes more as a suggestion, unless it’s baking.
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America’s test kitchen is amazing! They have good recipes, but also I learn so much from their explanations.
Also simplyrecipes (websit and app ) has lots of easy dishes
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The New Professional Chef from the Culinary Institutes of America. It focuses more on technique than individual recipes, although it does contain quite a long list of “master” recipes. Once you’re good at those, you can cook anything.
Along the same lines, Larousse Gastronomique or anything with contributions from or written by Escoffier: http://www.amazon.com/Larousse-Gastronomique-Greatest-Encyclopedia-Completely/dp/0307464911/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1350927886&sr=1-4&keywords=escoffier Again, heavy on the technique, and Larousse is heavy on the French technique, but if you can learn to make the famous 5 Mother Sauces from scratch without a recipe, you can cook pretty much any recipe you’d ever want to without having to open a book, with the exception of certain regional/ethnic foods that don’t follow the mother sauces concept.
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I love The Joy of Cooking, swear by it. If I had to choose one, that’d be it.
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Because really…it tells you how to cook everything.
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- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
I absolutely love this site! Most recipes have reviews posted by cooks that have tried out the recipe. They even theme the page for each holiday making it easier to find traditional recipes. I have thought about buying cookbooks over the past year or two but every time I do I talk myself out of it because I know I am going to just use all recipes.
As for technique, I usually google You TUbe videos of Alton Brown from Food Network. He taught me how to properly poach an egg the easy way.
Post # 10
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
Mastering the Art of French Cooking, by Julia Child. I am in love with the movie Julie and Julia and i’ve been cooking a ton of Julia Child’s recipes.
My mom’s favorite cookbook is the New York Times Heritage Cookbook. It has a ton of classic American recipes, tried and true.
Post # 11
Probably Fannie Farmer or Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. They are HUGE, and they have EVERYTHING. Really awesome to have!
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OP, does Pinterest count? LOL! I love finding new recipes, and trying them out. Some are pretty good, and others.. well, let’s not talk of those. 😛
@Miss Wallaby: I joked with Darling Husband about buying Mastering the Art of French Cooking for me, for Christmas. I loved ‘Julie&Julia’, as well, and talk about possibly going through all of the recipes, myself (although, not blogging about it). He thinks it’s hilarious, as I hate cooking (thank goodness he’s a chef!), but I’d really like to try, and impress him in the process.
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- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
@brighteyedgirl: Lol!!!! I’ve gotten some bad recipes off of Pinterest too! I need to stop cooking things I see on Pinterest. The worst was some taste-less, dry strawberry cookies…
You really should pick up a copy of Julia’s cookbook! You don’t have to be an expert cook to follow her recipes, she gives pretty detailed instructions. if you want to surprise your Darling Husband, you should bake him the chocolate almond cake – every time I’ve made it it turns out amazing. Probably my favorite cake to bake, eva.
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I have a ton of cookbooks and can’t pick just one, but I use http://www.justapinch.com for most of my recipes now. There is a lot of user feedback and I’ve found it very helpful.
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@Miss Wallaby: Strawberry cookies, huh? I’ll be sure not to give those a whirl. LOL! As for the cookbook/cake recommendation, I just may have to do it.. thanks so much! :]
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@beachbride1216: I love allrecipes.com too! They have the best recipes because they are all reviewed by users. You can do a search by ingredients, make a shopping list and adjust the recipe to how many servings you need.
I also use cooks.com and foodnetwork.com as well. Pinterest has some good recipes too, it is just tough to find the ones with working links!