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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Naked Chef cookbook -- comments?

by foodfirst 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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...

Mexican cookbooks

by squid-kun 17 years ago

Most of what I know about Mexican cooking is from books by Diana Kennedy: "The Cuisines of Mexico," "Mexican Regional Cooking," "The Tortilla Book." I'm thinking of getting another Mexican book, ma...

Good crockpot cookbook recommendations?

by Jeremy Newel 17 years ago

My daughter is in dire need. I don't have a crockpot, so am of no help to her. I would appreciate knowing what books are useful to you, as there are quite a few out there, and I am sure to pick a l...

Hey Thi N. - thanks for the cookbook ideas (from an eariler post)

by TastyJon 17 years ago

However you cost me a lot of money :) I started at half.com, but for good measure contrasted all your suggestions on Amazon (which also offers used books, sometimes at better prices - but regardl...

good used cookbook store at The Good Corner

by Thi N. 17 years ago

The Good Corner is, as my friend David Ebrey has noted - is where our favorite local Lebanese place, Sunnin, happens to be right near Ambala Dhaba, the only good Westside Indian place. Two or thr...

Can anyone recommend a good Japanese cookbook?

by Kenzi 17 years ago

I want something that gives a nice overview of different kinds of Japanese dishes, including but not just sushi. I would prefer it if the recipes were authentic and yet manageable to a NYC residen...

cool Sopranos cookbook

by Remolade 17 years ago

A new book about the Sopranos is out, but its a cookbook! they got the characters exposing their theories on everything from bbq, to pasta. the recipes are by Michele Scicolone. Link: http://www.a...

New Cookbook Releases - any recommendations?

by David 17 years ago

There seems to be a deluge of new cookbook titles released this season. I'm interested in buying some books for myself and others to give as gifts. Any recommendations?

another cookbook question

by wlw18 17 years ago

Hi all, I'm wondering if any of you know anything about cookbook awards given out each year, a la the James Beard awards or the IACP awards...but other ones. I'm doing some research trying to fin...

Good Caribbean cookbooks?

by Chimayo Joe 17 years ago

Anyone have any favorites? Cuba and Puerto Rico have substantial cookbooks devoted to them, but most of the other books I've seen for individual islands(and mainland countries of the area) are pre...

The annual pre-holiday cookbook thread

by Karl S. 17 years ago

OK. It's getting to be that time of year when 'hounds new and old look for cookbooks, either to give or to receive. So, here's my variant on responding to these seekers: if you could only have 5...

Cookbooks for babies and toddlers

by Sharon 17 years ago

Can anyone recommend any cookbooks for babies and toddlers? Thanks! :-)

Portuguese Cookbook Online

by Rob McLane 17 years ago

Here's a link to a great website. It's the Provincetown Portuguese Cookbook. Enjoy, Rob Link: http://www.capecodaccess.com/cookbook/

Chinese Cookbook Recommendations?

by Welfare Christmas 17 years ago

Okay. I'm interested in learning a little more about Chinese food. But the economy has hit me pretty hard. I'm not in a position to buy five or six cookbooks and figure out which one works. I...

Good Brit/Italian cookbooks, Euro ingredients

by dixieday 17 years ago

I'm a former San Franciscan 'hound now living in Bologna. I had to pack light to get here, and now, alas, I only brought 1 cookbook. Marcella Hazan's great, but I'm needing more...however, I need c...

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