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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Nobu - the cookbook

by Akiko 17 years ago

Does anyone own this cookbook? Do you actually cook out of it and find that the recipes are: 1)not overly labor intensive 2)actually stand up to the instructions and taste great when you follo...

el bulli cookbook

by Mark 17 years ago

Does any one know how to get there hands on albert ferran's cookbook? I cant find it antwhere!

Basic Indian Cookbook Suggestions Needed

by JesseLou 17 years ago

I love Indian food, eat it out once a week, but I want to start making it at home. What are your suggestions for a good cookbook? I'd like something that starts with the basics, but then works up t...

Appetizer cookbooks for my delightful Dad.

by Kat Kinsman 17 years ago

Howdy all, My Dad and I are gleefully frank about giving each other our birthday wish lists, and he's indicated that he'd like a book on appetizers. He's a skilled and adventurous home chef, with...

Another Cookbook Thread

by Phylloxera 17 years ago

I am looking for feedback on new cookbooks rather than on tried-and-true classics. Of course some contemporary books are destined to become classics and maybe somebody is already sussing those tit...

Hard-to-find cookbooks, revisited

by Loeb 17 years ago

With all the recent talk about potato cookbooks and hard-to-find cookbooks I wanted to post Bonnie Slotnick's web site information. Full disclosure--my grandma is selling her never-used cookbooks f...

Mario Batali Cookbook signing

by James 17 years ago

Mario Batali will be at Fishs Eddy on Staten Island tomorrow (Saturday) signing copies of his cookbook, in conjunction with the Staten Island Waterfront Festival. (I hope this is okay to post. I...

Maida Heatter's Cookies Cookbook Mishaps

by Lisa C 17 years ago

So I got this book from the library hearing that Heatter is a cookie goddess. I've made two recipes now, completely throwing out one batch. The first batch, Carrot and Honey Oatmeal cookies, were...

How do you store your cookbooks?

by Sydney 17 years ago

We all have a collection of cookbooks which probably doesn't get smaller. How do you sort them? Where do you keep them (kitchen counter, cabinets, closets, stand alone shelves, shelves on the wall)...

Used Cookbooks...

by Hungry Celeste 17 years ago

Does anyone know of a good source for used cookbooks? I tried the little shop on Rampart (Kitchen Witch) but found the prices for used books to be quite daunting. Do any of the other used booksto...

Local Cookbooks

by Evangeline 17 years ago

Can anybody recomend some local cookbooks that are REALLY REALLY GOOD ! Tell me if you have used them....or if someone you know has an opinion... and how you like them.a I'd love to find a book or ...

Follow up to the cookbook thread

by DavidH 17 years ago

I finally found time to read through this thread. Although they were very good suggestions I felt that they left out some very practical everyday situations that needed to be addressed in a cookboo...

cookbook ideas

by susan 17 years ago

I am the mother-in-law to be of a very fine girl who is learning to cook and shows some real talent. I'd like to help equip her kitchen with some really helpful books. She has, or I've given her,...

Cookbook stores

by FED 17 years ago

I'm looking for stores that carry only cookbooks. I know of three: Cook's Library in Los Angeles, Kitchen Arts and Letters in New York and Powell's Books for Cooks in Portland. Any others?

number of cookbooks in your library

by raj1 17 years ago

On earlier thread about "cookbook ideas", a number of you mentioned that you were avid cookbook collectors and addicts. What a relief! I thought I was the only one. Is there a support group for thi...

Definitive ethnic cookbooks (update)

by Aaron D 17 years ago

Thanks for all the good posts. I've compiled a list that may or may not represent some degree of consensus as an easier frame of reference. There are a number of cuisines not covered, and I would...

Marc Veyrat Cookbook (WAS: Message to Chili...)

by Mike 17 years ago

My English language copy of Mac Veyrat's a Forkful of Magic arrived today from, get this, amazon.fr (for complicated legal reasons do not even try to get it from a bookstore here -- Canadians get s...

Definitive ethnic cookbooks

by Aaron D 17 years ago

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 o...

Heart-of-the-cuisine cookbooks

by Thi N. 17 years ago

So I've been reading Elizabeth David's French Provincial Cuisine, which I love, and thinking for a while about a certain sort of cookbook, and I thought I might throw out some ideas I had and get s...

Cookbook trading session?

by Thi N. 17 years ago

So - I was tooling around town, desperately on a search for Olney's Lulu's Provencal book, when I had an idea - Anybody interested in doing a cookbook trade-off? I've got a bunch that I grew out ...

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