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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Question on Jewish Cookbooks

by zapoid 18 years ago

I'm a big fan of checking out cookbooks from the library, mostly just to read and not cook from. I own a couple of Jewish cookbooks and have checked out quite a lot. The one thing I notice in pra...

Thai Cookbook Recommendation

by elise h 17 years ago

What Thai cookbooks do Chowhounds prefer? I'm looking for one which is authentic, yet uses conveniences such as canned coconut milk. thanks in advance!

Sources for old and out-of-print cookbooks

by Terrie H. 17 years ago

I know this has been discussed before, but my search capabilities seem to be useless here today. What online sources do you all recommend for finding older and/or out-of-print cookbooks? New or ...

Has anyone heard news on Susur cookbook?

by Cody 17 years ago

Saw Susur Lee on some HGTV show late last year and he mentioned he was working on a cookbook for a mid-2003 release. Has anyone heard about its status. He's also recently reconfigured his web si...

best places in manhattan for cookbooks...

by ali b 17 years ago

my mom's coming to town in 2 weeks and (like her son) is addicted to and collects cookbooks. i've heard of a place called kitchen arts or something like that, is that the place to go? where else? w...

How do you store your cookbooks?

by Amber 17 years ago

I'm sure 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 ...

Excellent local source of used cookbooks

by aromatherapy 17 years ago

The Medford library Friends’ book (and bake) sale, May 16-17. I’m on the book sale crew and I can tell you, the selection is definitely worth checking out. And the bake sale always has some reall...

Any favorite recipes from Roden's Middle Eastern cookbook?

by Emma 17 years ago

I just bought this cookbook (Claudia Roden's New Book of Middle Eastern Food) and, I must say, the recipes look fabulous (it's a good read, too). Anyone have any favorites I should try first?

Victory Garden Fish & Vegetable Cookbook

by K Northrup 17 years ago

I picked this up when it was new (1993) and somehow never used it. Now it appears people are paying $150 and more on sites like Alibris because it's out of print and they've worn out their original...


by Ocdreamr 17 years ago

A friend of mine, who is a beginnig chef, is looking for recommendations for a cookbook on Greek cooking. Since this is an area I don't know much about I told him I'd throw it out to the CH board....

Indonesian Cookbooks

by Jessie 17 years ago

Are any of the English language Indonesian cookbooks good and authentic? Any opinions, good or bad, would be appreciated. Jessie

Ruth Reichl cookbook

by xavier 17 years ago

I'm not a member of the Cult of Ruth, but some of you are. She's editing a Gourmet cookbook that just fetched a $1M advance. Link: http://www.nypost.com/seven/04092003/business/kelly.htm

preserving cookbooks?

by Jayask 17 years ago

Can anyone recommend jelly/preserving cookbooks? Its really jelly I'm interested in, but I could pickly beets as well. :) I already bought a case of mason jars, and amplanning on buying one of thso...

sauce cookbooks: peterson or roux?

by baking novice 17 years ago

in addition to improving my baking skills, i would like to improve my sauce-making skills. when i learned to cook i was a vegetarian so i never learned the basics of saucemaking. now i am learnin...

Rambling on Julia Child and Good Cookbooks Generally

by DanaB 17 years ago

I was just browsing through my tattered volume of Mastering the Art of French Cooking (it’s volume 1, but was inherited from my mother and is copyrighted 1964, so it preceded the publication of V I...

Zuni Cafe Cookbook

by Abbylovi 17 years ago

Impressions of the Zuni Cafe Cookbook? I paged thru it briefly in B&N and it looks wonderful.

Collin cookbook, gumbo, and celery question.

by Chimayo Joe 17 years ago

I notice that the gumbo recipes in Collin's "New Orleans Cookbook" don't have celery in them. Is that a fairly normal variation or a Collin heresy? Or maybe celery is a relatively modern addition?...

Korean Cookbooks

by Tastebud 17 years ago

I'm looking for a good cookbook on Korean cuisine. I found a mention of "The Korean Kitchen; Classic Recipes from the Land of the Morning Calm" by Copeland Marks and Manjo Kim in the archives here ...

ebay cookbooks

by jen kalb 17 years ago

Well I decided to give up ebay for Lent - for those of you who are interested in cookbooks and havent explored ebay, here are a few of the items now being auctioned that I at least will not be bid...

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