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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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 20 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 20 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...

Jean Joho/Bruce Sherman/Cookbook fans take note!

by mike 20 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. 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 21 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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...

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