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Cookbooks

What cookbooks can you not live without? Chowhounds weigh in on the tomes they turn to again and again. Discuss your favorites, recipes from past books, and talk about upcoming cookbooks.

Learn to Cook with Help from 10 of the Best Cookbooks for Beginners

Due to restaurant closures and social distancing measures in place to help combat coronavirus, many people are currently cooking at home for the first time. But what if you have no idea how to cook...
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Chefs vs. Cooks vs. Gods [split from Fava Beans post]

kySafran
by kySafran 10 days ago

I'm not sure it's our place to criticise these experts and how they choose to teach us mere mortals the ways of the kitchen small. They don't really use the books you're so keen on. If you ever ...

NOV 2021 COTM Simply Julia: Chicken, Soups & Stews, Go-To Sides, Salad Dressings etc

MonicaMadeIt
by MonicaMadeIt 30 days ago

This is the reporting thread for the following chapters of Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food by Julia Turshen. Eleven Chicken Recipes (pg 75-98) Eleven Soups & Stews (pg 99-...

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What cookbooks have you bought or do you want? Early 2021 edition!

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 11 months ago

The vagaries of 2020 didn’t stop the new-cookbooks pipeline, and surely 2021 will be no different. And then there are all the thousands that have come before, but are new to each of us. What cookin...

NOV 2021 COTM Simply Julia: Weeknight Go-Tos, Make-Ahead Mains, Vegan One-Pot Meals

MonicaMadeIt
by MonicaMadeIt 30 days ago

This is the reporting thread for the first 3 chapters of Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food by Julia Turshen. Eleven Weeknight Go-Tos (pg 1-22) Eleven Make-Ahead Mains (pg 23...

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Baking book and gifts for a 10-year old

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by stockholm28 5 days ago

My 10-year old niece has requested a baking book for Christmas. Her parents don’t really bake. I’d like to get her a book and a few items to accompany the book. Do any of you with kids have any r...

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December 2021 COTM Announcement Thread - Milk Street Tuesday Nights

jen kalb
by jen kalb 6 days ago

Our December 2021 Cookbook of the Month will be Milk Street Tuesday Nights, by Chris Kimball. It was a close competition - thanks to all who participated in the voting and discussion. This thr...

September 2021 COTM: Flavor - PROCESS: Charring, Browning, Infusing, Aging

LulusMom
by LulusMom 3 months ago

Welcome to Cookbook of the Month! Please use this thread to post reports on recipes from Flavor’s Process chapter, on charring, browning, infusing, and aging (pp. 23-112). If you are the first o...

May–July 2021 Baking COTM: Yossy Arefi’s Snacking Cakes, Sweeter Off the Vine & Blog

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 7 months ago

Welcome to our May–July 2021 BCOTM, where we’ll be baking our way through Yossy Arefi’s books SNACKING CAKES and SWEETER OFF THE VINE and her baking blog, http://www.apt2bbakingco.com/. You can ...

NOV 2021 COTM Simply Julia, Main Thread

MonicaMadeIt
by MonicaMadeIt 30 days ago

Here's the main thread for Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food by Julia Turshen. Please use this thread for discussion of the book as a whole. Links to the reporting threads...

NOV 2021 COTM Simply Julia: Favorite Breakfasts, Noshes, Memorable Sweets

MonicaMadeIt
by MonicaMadeIt 30 days ago

This is the reporting thread for the following chapters of Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food by Julia Turshen. Eleven Favorite Breakfasts (pg 157-182) Ten Noshes & A Drink (...

Ebook Deals of the Minute 2021

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 11 months ago

Here’s the place to share those great deals that come up for ebook versions of cookbooks in various formats this year. Fair warning that these deals can come and go quickly, so a sale might be over...

Your favorite soup recipe

pistachio peas
by pistachio peas 1 month ago

When the weather starts getting colder, I tend to make soup for dinner once per week and I try to make it on Sunday nights so that the leftovers can be a component of my lunches through the work we...

DECEMBER 2021 COTM Voting Thread

jen kalb
by jen kalb 12 days ago

For December we nominated a total of 15 cookbooks, from which the top nominees were The Christmas Chronicles with 7 votes and Milk Street Tuesday Nights and From the Oven to the Table with 5 votes...

December 2021 COTM Nomination Thread

jen kalb
by jen kalb 19 days ago

It’s time to nominate our December Cookbook of the Month (COTM)! Take a breath - are we ready to cook from a celebratory holiday book this year? Or hunker down with comfort fare? Traditional or ...

NYTimes cooking on sale again, offers vary

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by ehAllison 13 days ago

I was looking at recipes on my phone and noticed NYTimes Cooking was on sale again for $2.50/month or $20/year. Regretting that I'd missed it the last time around, I hopped onto my laptop to subscr...

October 2021 COTM - Nomination thread

LulusMom
by LulusMom 3 months ago

It’s nomination time here at Cookbook of the Month (COTM)! For many of us the weather is starting to turn, and being in a warm, cozy kitchen may have more appeal than it has for the past few months...

NOVEMBER 2021 Cookbook of the Month NOMINATIONS

MonicaMadeIt
by MonicaMadeIt 2 months ago

Hello, cooking friends! It's time to nominate cookbooks for November 2021 Cookbook of the Month! As the days are getting shorter and the weather cools, what books or other sources would you like ...

NOVEMBER 2021 COTM VOTING thread

MonicaMadeIt
by MonicaMadeIt 1 month ago

We nominated a total of 18 cookbooks, and the top 2 nominees are Milk Street Tuesday Nights with 7 votes and Simply Julia with 6. It’s now time to vote for the book you’d like to cook from communa...

Cooking from The Smitten Kitchen Blog and Book, by Deb Perelman

Goblin
by Goblin 5 years ago

The Smitten Kitchen Blog and Cookbook was a very close contender for Cookbook of the Month, December 2016. Since the blog and cookbook have many recipes suitable for holiday baking, cooking, and e...