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.

The Best Cookbooks for Beginners

It’s never too late to learn something new—especially when it comes to cooking. These cookbooks highlight chefs with different perspectives on learning to enjoy cooking. Whether you have a family or...

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idea for cookbook lovers

by babyfork 16 years ago

So, I was replying to a post about Indian cookbooks, and I got this idea. You know how people participate in book clubs where they all read the same book and then get together to discuss it over t...

El Bulli cookbook

by susanj 16 years ago

Has anybody seen it yet? When's the English version coming out?

Online source for recipes from the Alice B. Toklas Cookbook

by Doug Mose 16 years ago

I'm looking for online collections of recipes from the Alice B Toklas Cookbook. Anybody know if they're out there? Or will those pesky copyright laws force me to buy a copy of the book? thanks

Chinese Cookbooks

by chamoudi 16 years ago

Looking to add to my collection of Chinese cookbooks. Any suggestions? must-haves?

Good Enough to Eat Cookbook by Carol Doumani

by maria 16 years ago

does any one have this cookbook? i am thinking of buying it on amazon but the price is holding me back. price is $60, so i first would like to know if it is worth it. and any other internet site...

sydney's kylie kwong cookbook finally out!

by david kaplan 16 years ago

I just ordered my copy tonight of Kylie Kwong Recipes and Stories. She is the owner/chef of Billy Kwong, the Chinese restaurant in Surry Hills, Sydney, which is my single favorite restaurant on the...

Tetsuya Wakuda cookbook

by SG 16 years ago

Does anyone have an opinion about this cookbook? Worth getting? Link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1580082947/qid=1043426318/sr=1-35/ref=sr_1_35/103-3705776-2108644?v=glance&s=boo...

Historic Cookbook Treasure -- Online!!

by Nancy Berry 16 years ago

If you're interested in historic cookbooks, you must go to the link below. The Michigan State University Library has a project called Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook Project. ...

Favorite "arm chair read" cookbooks?

by Emma 16 years ago

A post below made me think about this -- what are your favorite cookbooks for pure reading enjoyment? Not necessarily the ones with the best recipes, but the ones you can read cover-to-cover (whic...

Is the cookbook "Mexican Gourmet" really worth $200?

by Dylan 16 years ago

Time to check out that cookbook shelf. I stumbled upon this book, "Mexican Gourmet" by Maria Yzabal (1995) - actually I didn't stumble upon the book itself, but rather the Half.com listing for it...

Best Italian cookbook? Best pasta cookbook?

by nancy Nosher 16 years ago

Interested in opinions on both. Of course the best Italian cookbook may BE a pasta cookbook! thanks.

hot dogs without nitrates?

by bluebetta 16 years ago

I'm no expert on hotdogs, so I was wondering if there are hotdogs that do not contain nitrates or are nitrates part of the definition of hotdogs?

Maggie's Cookbooks in West Seattle?

by Olympia Jane 16 years ago

There was an article in today's Seattle P.I. about a cookbook book store in West Seattle. Has anyone been to it? Is it worth the drive over? Link: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/food/102076_maggi...

Naked Chef cookbook -- comments?

by foodfirst 16 years ago

I've been watching old Naked Chef shows on TV here in Bangkok (slept through the whole Naked Chef thing when it was still "happening" in the UK and US). Though I instinctually want to dislike Jamie...


by ericyuck 16 years ago

I remember a very good hardback cookbook, but i have since forgotten the name. It was kind of like a monthly order type cookbook one would come to you in the mail once every month or so. it was a ...

Silverton's pastry cookbook question

by judith gorman 16 years ago

Nancy silverton's Pastries from the La Brea Bakery was highly recommended to me and I was eager to try it. I was surprised to see that the cake recipes invariably called for chilled butter. I have ...

Ruby Ann's Down Home Trailer Park Cookbook

by Fritz 16 years ago

This person Ruby Ann, author of Ruby Ann 's Down Home Trailer Park Cookbook, looks like a very large overweight man dressed as a woman. Saw it on TV today, (s)he is witty and had some good jokes t...

Bread Cookbooks

by jen 16 years ago

What do you folks suggest as MUST HAVE Bread books. I'm a big cook -- and I'm starting to get the bread bug. What should i get?

Houston, Texas Bi-Centennial Cookbook

by Hope 16 years ago

I am searching for a salad recipe from the Houston, Texas Bi-Centennial Cookbook. It is a jello salad (I forget how many flavors of jello) and the recipe also called for black olives. Hope Segu...

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