Post # 1
I was just at the mall yesterday taking a gander around Williams-Sonoma, and coveted their glossy and beautiful cook book selection. This, along with renting the movie “Julie and Julia,” has peaked my interest in improving (or rather, creating) my cooking skills.
My question is what are your favorite, most helpful cook books? They can be for the more talented kitchen-istas, or beginners like me 🙂
Post # 3
My FAVE FAVE FAVE is How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman. Great for beginners to learn about techniques and equipment and experienced cooks to get inspiration and to use as a reference. The best!!
Post # 4
My Bible is the Better Homes & Gardens cookbook. Lots of illustrated techniques,wonderful recipes that are family favorites, and an all around great cookbook that covers everything.
Post # 5
I think this is a great book if you like using your slow cooker:
Post # 6
I have the Better Homes and Gardens Pink Ribbon edition. There are so many choices in there, I doubt I will ever cook them all. And I love the book Lillindy recommended!
Post # 7
I use my Joy of Cooking all the time and my family has loved every meal I’ve made from The Pioneer Woman Cooks thus far!
Post # 8
When I first started cooking, my Betty Crocker’s Cookbook was awesome!! I don’t think I’ve ever had anything turn out wrong from there. Plus it is super easy to follow. There isn’t anything overly exciting or adventurous in there (nor is it useful if you’re following a veggie diet – I had to buy a new set of cookbooks :/) but it really increased my confidence in the kitchen!
Post # 9
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Joy of Cooking is my fave. I like how it teaches you basic skills that you can apply to all kinds of recipes. Can’t go wrong with a classic!
Also, Cooking Light’s magazines/website is pretty awesome! And it’s healthy 🙂
Post # 10
America’s Test Kitchen is amazing. They have a few books. They basically test a recipe several different ways until they get the perfect recipe. http://www.amazon.com/Americas-Test-Kitchen-Cookbook/dp/093618454X
Their magazine is Cook’s Illustrated.
Post # 11
The Silver Spoon is very nice!
We like the Bride & Groom set from Williams Sonoma so far too!
Post # 12
If you want the bascs, I think Joy of Cooking is GREAT. It has a lot of old-school recipes, but great info on techniques, times, temps, etc.
We like the Slver Palate cookbooks, Rick Bayless cookbooks (Mexican), and Alice Watters cookbooks (Chez Panisse). Lots of simple, but great recipes.
I know Williams-Sonoma has the recipe book for A16, when I have been coveting! 🙂
Post # 13
I really really really love the Martha Stewart Every Day Food Series. Great Food Fast is probably my favourite cookbook in my kitchen, everything we’ve made from it has been amazing. I also love the Cuisine At Home magazines although I wish they had healthier choices. If you BBQ a lot, Ted Reader has great cookbooks for the grill! He’s never let us down!
Post # 14
I second Cooking Light and How to Cook Everything. I have How to Cook Everything Vegetarian and it’s great.
Post # 15
For desserts you can’t beat: Ice Box Pies by Lauren Chattman
Post # 16
The Barefoot contessa books are great- things work out really well! Also the photos are like food pornography!