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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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 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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...

The Beautiful Cookbook series

by Keith 21 years ago

Okay guys and gals, have I got something to make your mouths water! Ya'll know the "Beautiful" cookbook series (you know, Mexico, the Beautiful Cookbook - Asia, China, etc)? Well, if you do, you...

Ethiopian/Eritrean Cookbooks

by Jim Dorsch 22 years ago

Several months ago a couple of people asked about recipes for Ethiopian dishes. Now, as I make my triumphant return to the boards after Jim's redesign, I'll mention some cookbooks that might be use...

Any Spanish Cookbooks like "El Faro's Restaurant?

by ChowFun (derek) 18 years ago

El Faro (in the Village) was my first Spanish Restaurant ..when I lived in NY. Here in SF we have a lot of Tapas places, but I find myself wishing for Pork in Almond sauce etc from El Faros....does...

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