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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Jean Joho/Bruce Sherman/Cookbook fans take note!

by mike 18 years ago

Hi there: In May, I started a conversation on French places for a visiting food fanatic to eat and got some great recommendations. Alas, a family emergency put paid to the trip at the absolute la...

Cookbook for BEGINNERS!!

by Denise K. 18 years ago

Fellow hounds, Though I love going out, as a sheltered only child (and 4 years of living in a college dorm without a kitchen) I have yet to learn how to cook. Now that I have my own apartment, I...

Favorite recipes/cookbooks - for hounds who are also maniac cooks

by Susan Marme 18 years ago

Made Marcella Hazan's recipe from "Marcella's Italian Kitchen" for cabbage rolls with beef, prosciutto, and Parmesan cheese filling last night (I know, not very summery, but...)and was musing on th...

cookbook bookstore in Paris

by becky 18 years ago

I am wondering if anyone knows the name of a bookstore in Paris that sells only cookbooks. I know it exists, I am just not having any luck finding it...Thanks.

Self-published Cookbooks

by Dee 18 years ago

The recent thread on recipes from old Gourmet magazines got me thinking about self-published cookbooks which I love to read. You know what I mean...the recipe collections published by churches, cl...

Cookbook stores?

by Jasmine 18 years ago

I went to Kitchen Arts & Letters, the cookbook store on the upper east side in Manhattan, yesterday for the first time. It is a great store, but I ended up leaving emptyhanded. Can anyone suggest o...

Cookbook stores?

by Jasmine 18 years ago

I went to Kitchen Arts & Letters, the cookbook store on the upper east side in Manhattan, yesterday for the first time. It is a great store, but I ended up leaving emptyhanded. Can anyone suggest...

EASY, EASY, EASY cookbook...

by Emily 18 years ago

Hello all, I was just wondering if any of you knew of super simple cookbooks. my little bro is graduating high school and going to a trade school where he's going to have to prepare his own food ...

Heston Blumenthal's forthcoming cookbook.(ghostwriters)

by Kathy Gude 18 years ago

I read somewhere that Heston Blumenthal is writing a cookbook. Does someone know if he would have professional assistance? Or will he just lock himself up and bang it out on his own? I am curious b...

favorite cookbooks

by Rochelle 18 years ago

I've been on a bender lately, buying at least 10 new cookbooks in the last 3 months. Thomas Keller, James Peterson, Alfred Portale, Daniel Boulud, Paul Prudhomme,Vongerichten and Bittman, you get...

Korean cookbooks

by Pan 18 years ago

What English-language cookbooks would you recommend for Korean food? (English measures only; no grams and centiliters.) I'd like to get one for my father.

Daily Soup Cookbook

by jonathan sibley 20 years ago

Just bought the above-mentioned cookbook. It only costs a little more than a bowl of their soup. As far as I can see, pretty much all of the soups that I remember were included, and the recipes loo...

Thai cookbooks

by dan 19 years ago

I'm interested in learning more about Thai cuisine--ingredients and their preparation. So here's my question: What Thai cookbooks do you recommend? What's the best? What's the most informative?...

"Home Cooking" Cookbooks -- Just Add Stock

by John Tracey 19 years ago

If I get see ONE more cookbook written by a famous chef that says "home cooking" or "adapted for the home cook" on the dust jacket but then includes 8 cups of chicken stock in 80 percent of the rec...

Commander's Kitchen Cookbook

by Rumcoconuts 19 years ago

I'm not sure if this is an appropriate post for a foodie's board, but here is some information on Jamie Shannon's new cookbook they are selling at Commander's Palace. We bought this on our trip la...

Slate reviews chef cookbooks

by John Tracey 19 years ago

Slate's bookclub this week is taking on some of the new cookbooks "written" by pros. Link: http://slate.msn.com/code/BookClub/BookClub.asp?Show=12/18/2000&idMessage=6705&idBio=222

Cookbook for Donated Foodstuffs

by Jim Leff 19 years ago

Just heard about a cool thing...poor people are given food boxes with staple foodstuffs this time of year. But what can they do with this stuff? Cookbooks are expensive (and, anyway, call for all s...

Daniel Boulud cookbook recommendations?

by Fred 19 years ago

I've been feeling a little inspired recently and would like to try out some recipes by Mr. Boulud, but I'm not sure which of his two cookbooks I should get: 1) Cooking With Daniel Boulud which ...

French Laundry Cookbook

by pat hammond 19 years ago

I saw this newish cookbook for the first time in my local library and read the whole thing over the weekend. It's expensive but I think I'll buy it just the same. Very beautiful photographs, well...

Cookbook query

by Susan 20 years ago

I've read some good things about James Peterson's "Essentials of Cooking." Has anyone out there seen/used it? Would you recommend it? I'm interested less in recipes than in his explanations of tech...

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