+
General Discussion

Definitive ethnic cookbooks

Aaron D | Apr 8, 200205:14 PM     27

I'm looking for a list of definitive ethnic cookbooks. Maybe this is too difficult, but I'd like to see us give it a try.

I suppose I have in mind something like Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, a book that is broad in scope, and concentrates on the classic dishes of a given cuisine and detailed descriptions of the techniques involved in preparing them. Though I'm sure there are other French cookbooks with better or more creative recipes, but I don't see how anyone can go wrong starting with Julia, and I think a beginning cook can go very much right.

I'm not just interested in good cookbooks for varied cuisines-there are many of those, and I've seen them addressed in other threads. I think it would be interesting, though (and quite useful to me), to list as many cuisines as we can (and surely not all have such a guide-that would be worth noting, too) and attach an author and title (specific title, not just "anything by Marcella Hazan"). Sorry if I've labored this point a bit too much. And if this has been addressed previously, please someone direct me to the thread.

Thanks.

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

New, Modern Twists on the Most-Searched Classic Thanksgiving Dishes
Recipe Round-Ups

New, Modern Twists on the Most-Searched Classic Thanksgiving Dishes

by Alyssa Jung | If you’re anything like us, Thanksgiving is your day. The chance to stuff yourself with juicy, perfectly...

Slab Pies to Feed a Crowd This Thanksgiving
Recipe Round-Ups

Slab Pies to Feed a Crowd This Thanksgiving

by Jen Wheeler | Whether you're team pumpkin or team pecan, pie is by and large a sure bet for Thanksgiving dessert...

13 Common Cooking Mistakes to Avoid This Thanksgiving
Chowhound Lists

13 Common Cooking Mistakes to Avoid This Thanksgiving

by Emily Payne | Hosting Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful even for seasoned experts. It’s a complex task that takes...

A Keto Diet Approach to Thanksgiving Dinner
Recipe Round-Ups

A Keto Diet Approach to Thanksgiving Dinner

by David Watsky | It may sound like a herculean task but a keto Thanksgiving can be done and done well, leaving your...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.