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Cookbooks

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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January 2022 COTM - Announcement

MelMM
by MelMM 1 month ago

Our January COTM will be MOZZA AT HOME by Nancy Silverton and Carolynn Carreño. The book description notes that Ms. Silverton, being engaged in the business of professional cooking, had lost to...

January 2022 Cookbook of the Month - Nominations

MelMM
by MelMM 2 months ago

It's time to nominate our first book for the upcoming year! Here's hoping 2022 brings an abatement of the pandemic, and many great cooking adventures. Maybe we'd like to kick the year off with some...

August 2020 COTM: Smitten Kitchen Web Site

MelMM
by MelMM 1 year ago

We're going back to an online source for our August Cookbook of the Month: SMITTEN KITCHEN. Because there is no book to buy, this is both the announcement and reporting thread. https://smittenkitc...

NOV 2021 COTM Simply Julia: Chicken, Soups & Stews, Go-To Sides, Salad Dressings etc

MonicaMadeIt
by MonicaMadeIt 3 months ago

This is the reporting thread for the following chapters of Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food by Julia Turshen. Eleven Chicken Recipes (pg 75-98) Eleven Soups & Stews (pg 99-...

NOV 2021 COTM Simply Julia: Weeknight Go-Tos, Make-Ahead Mains, Vegan One-Pot Meals

MonicaMadeIt
by MonicaMadeIt 3 months ago

This is the reporting thread for the first 3 chapters of Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food by Julia Turshen. Eleven Weeknight Go-Tos (pg 1-22) Eleven Make-Ahead Mains (pg 23...

What cookbooks have you bought or do you want? Early 2021 edition!

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 1 year ago

The vagaries of 2020 didn’t stop the new-cookbooks pipeline, and surely 2021 will be no different. And then there are all the thousands that have come before, but are new to each of us. What cookin...

Ebook Deals of the Minute 2021

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 1 year ago

Here’s the place to share those great deals that come up for ebook versions of cookbooks in various formats this year. Fair warning that these deals can come and go quickly, so a sale might be over...

Cooking/food gifts you gave or received

MonicaMadeIt
by MonicaMadeIt 1 month ago

Thought it would be fun to list the cooking and food gifts we gave and got for the holidays. Here's my list: Chocolate chipotle bitters, a hot sauce subscription, and a fermented hot honey sauce ...

Looking for a cookbook!! Anna's Diary

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by MarthaVV 1 month ago

A friend mentioned a cookbook she once had that she has lost and longs to find again. She said it was called "Anna's Diary' (Maybe Ana's Diary?). It was the notes of a french woman who cooked for a...

April 2021 COTM Amá: Amá's Table, Verduras, and La Reunión

MonicaMadeIt
by MonicaMadeIt 10 months ago

Welcome to Cookbook of the Month! Please use this thread to post reports on recipes from the following chapters from AMÁ: •Amá's Table •Verduras •La Reunión If you are the first one to repo...

Eater: The Publishing World Is Finally Embracing Black Cookbooks

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

“Our sense of preservation and culture has always been important,” says Sokoh. “Three-hundred years ago we weren’t allowed to read and write or document and still our culture, history, and recipes ...

Foods/Spice Palate by country?

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by LOL303 2 months ago

So my food nerd is about to come out...I am looking for a book that lists by country/cuisine the typical spice palate and most used foods. I want to play around with, for example, creating simple ...

Fantasy Cookbook Library

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by LOL303 4 months ago

I am a serious cookbook junkie that needs to minimize. I tend to eat paleo-ish, meaning more meat, produce and healthy fats. I love Mediterranean, Mexican, Chinese/Thai, Indian and Southern (eg Vi...

Chefs vs. Cooks vs. Gods [split from Fava Beans post]

kySafran
by kySafran 2 months ago

I'm not sure it's our place to criticise these experts and how they choose to teach us mere mortals the ways of the kitchen small. They don't really use the books you're so keen on. If you ever ...

Baking book and gifts for a 10-year old

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by stockholm28 2 months ago

My 10-year old niece has requested a baking book for Christmas. Her parents don’t really bake. I’d like to get her a book and a few items to accompany the book. Do any of you with kids have any r...

December 2021 COTM Announcement Thread - Milk Street Tuesday Nights

jen kalb
by jen kalb 2 months ago

Our December 2021 Cookbook of the Month will be Milk Street Tuesday Nights, by Chris Kimball. It was a close competition - thanks to all who participated in the voting and discussion. This thr...

September 2021 COTM: Flavor - PROCESS: Charring, Browning, Infusing, Aging

LulusMom
by LulusMom 5 months ago

Welcome to Cookbook of the Month! Please use this thread to post reports on recipes from Flavor’s Process chapter, on charring, browning, infusing, and aging (pp. 23-112). If you are the first o...

NOV 2021 COTM Simply Julia, Main Thread

MonicaMadeIt
by MonicaMadeIt 3 months ago

Here's the main thread for Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food by Julia Turshen. Please use this thread for discussion of the book as a whole. Links to the reporting threads...

Your favorite soup recipe

pistachio peas
by pistachio peas 3 months ago

When the weather starts getting colder, I tend to make soup for dinner once per week and I try to make it on Sunday nights so that the leftovers can be a component of my lunches through the work we...