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.

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number of cookbooks in your library

by raj1 19 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 19 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 19 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 19 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. 19 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. 19 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 ...

good fish markets and cookbook store in LA

by okiespice 19 years ago

I'm coming to LA and desperately need to find some great fish markets in or around Santa Monica. Any suggestions? I also heard about a great cookbook store somewhere in LA...

Asian Cookbook recommendation

by Jim 19 years ago

I want to recommend a delightful cross-Asian cookbook I recently saw at a friend's house in Chicago and purchased cheaply on the net [about $16 WITH shipping]. It's called "The Essential Asian Cook...

Great Cookbook

by Caitlin Wheeler 19 years ago

Often on Chowhound I see posts asking questions like "What's the difference between bleached an unbleached flour?" or "How do I get my vegetables to keep their color when I cook them?" I personall...

New Gray Kunz cookbook?

by Rachel M. 19 years ago

I saw a thread from back in August mentioning Gray Kunz & Peter Kaminsky's new cookbook, Elements of Taste. From the relatively recent review in the NYT, it looks pretty interesting, but has anybo...


by Chris Dickman 19 years ago

Does anyone know what the name of the cookbook which has Portland restaurant's best recipes, and where you can get it?

Haitian Recipes/Cookbooks- Needed ASAP

by Edna 20 years ago

I'm having difficulty finding Haitian recipes and cookbooks on the internet. Any suggestions?

Best cookbook for amateur baker?

by Can 19 years ago

I really enjoying baking whenever I have the time. For a Christmas wish list I'd like to put a pastry cookbook on it but I am torn as to what is the best cookbook for my level of baking. At first...

Need BBQ (not Grilling) Cookbook Ideas

by Tom Hall 19 years ago

I pulled my bro-in-law's name for the Xmas drawing. He grills OK but has a new offset cooking device designed for slow cooking and has yet to get the hang of it. I thought one or more books on th...

Message to Chili (WAS: Marc Veyrat cookbook)

by mike 19 years ago

Sorry to clog up the board with this but, Chile, fool that I am, I did not actually confirm my order for the Veyrat cookbook and as a result it's been delayed. Did you buy one and, if so, how does ...

What's your favourite cookbook?

by Charlene Leonard 19 years ago

What book could you not live without, which one inspires you and provides comfort when all else has failed? I love anything by Nigel Slater, the way he describes food makes me go weak at the knees....

New cookbook by Sally Schneider: opinions?

by Katerina 19 years ago

I've been wondering about the new, annoyingly-titled "A New Way to Cook", by Sally Schneider. Normally I wouldn't think of picking up anything that calls itself "A New Anything" (even worse are ti...

Cookbook inquiry

by Hazelhurst 19 years ago

I've just been made a loan something called "Bull Cooks & Authentic Historical recipes & Practices" by George Herter & Berthe Herter (apparantely privately printed by Herter in Wasea, MN in 1960). ...

Marcella Hazan cookbooks

by e p 19 years ago

I have been convinced by the various adulations posted on this board to buy one of Marcella Hazan's cookbooks (I love to cook, have always noticed her cookbooks but never bought one). I am wonderi...


by KEN 19 years ago

I am looking for suggestions of cookbooks detailing regional jewish cooking from around the world, especially french or chinese (there was a signifacant jewish community in shanghai during wwII). I...

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