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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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Historic Cookbook Treasure -- Online!!

by Nancy Berry 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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. 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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...

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