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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Southern Cookbook for a 14 year old?

by kingfisher5 17 days ago

Spent about 20 minutes perusing old threads on best Southern cooking books here and didn't find just the thing, hence the new post. Background: I'm on a special needs parenting FB group and this...


pistachio peas
by pistachio peas 3 years ago

Use this thread to post reports on the following chapters from DINNER: THE GRIND (p. 99-112); FISH & SEAFOOD (p. 116-145); and EGGS (p.150-171) If you are the first to report on a recipe, ple...

Ebook Deals of the Minute 2020

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 5 months 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...


by Allegra_K 4 years ago

Use this thread for the following chapters: Eggs - p. 143-150 Legumes & Grains - p. 151-174 Sides - p. 175-194 If you are the first to report on a recipe, start a new comment, but if you ar...

Almond Cake Recipe By Turkish Airlines!

by BrettLong 2 months ago

So today I came across this recipe of Almond Cake Recipe on instagram. Turkish Airlines are revealing for the first time the delicious recipe of #AlmondCake. I cooked my cake with this recipe and ...

Please help! Making cannele in copper molds but recipe uses silicone molds. Should I adapt baking time/temp?

by bythebay 24 days ago

Hi I made some great cannele's from a Jacques Pepin recipe using silicone molds. Came out amazing. I want to proceed to trying them in coppper molds now but hope to use the same Pepin recipe fr...

What's your favorite book on cakes/baking that you rely on for consistently good results?

by DonaldT123 1 month ago

I guess it might be time to update the discussion LAMonkeygirl started 15 years ago on your favorite cookbook for cakes/baking, since they've been a lot of cookbooks published since then. I wanted ...

Cookbook Search

by MommyMechell 1 month ago

I am desperately looking for a cookbook. It was ordered from a mail order company around the late 90's or early 2000's. I was in my late teens and my first ventures in cooking were recipes from thi...

June 2020 COTM Nominations

by MelMM 2 months ago

Time to start thinking about a June COTM. Where I live, libraries are still closed with no set date for reopening, so we might want to consider doing another website or blog. But then it is possibl...

December 2018 COTM BREAD TOAST CRUMBS: Bread

by islandmermaid 1 year ago

Welcome to Cookbook of the Month! Please use this thread to post reports on recipes from the following chapter of BREAD TOAST CRUMBS: *BREAD (p. 24-99) If you are the first one to report ...

Ethiopian cookbooks

by mgabriel 1 month ago

I am looking for a good Ethiopian cookbook that is practical, not a lot of pretty pictures. I found a thread dated 2006. I was wondering is there were any more recent recommendations. Thanks!

ISTANBUL AND BEYOND - Northeast, Van & Hakkâri (pp. 121-206)

by MelMM 3 months ago

Use this thread to report on the following chapters from Istanbul & Beyond: Beef & Dairy - The Northeast (pp. 121-162) High Pasture, Wild Herbs & Sheep - Van & Hakkâri (pp. 163-206) Please p...

December 2017–February 2018 Baking Cookbook of Month: CLASSIC GERMAN BAKING

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 2 years ago

Welcome to the reporting thread for the Winter BCOTM, CLASSIC GERMAN BAKING by Luisa Weiss. We'll be baking together from this book in December 2017 and January and February 2018. HOW TO POST RE...

Recipes from Victor's Italian Restaurant

by emiliegracehandmade 5 years ago

Hi, All, I am new to Chowhound, but I was wondering if anyone remembers Victor's restaurant. As I remember, the restaurant was downtown and then also opened a restaurant on Guadalupe. I spent ma...

Cooking From Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbooks, Part 4

by DuffyH 2 years ago

Please join us in cooking with your electric pressure cooker and posting about your experiences here. You can cook from any book or any recipe and any model or kind of pressure cooker, but please n...

February 2020 COTM: Kachka - Drinks, Pickles, Pantry

by MelMM 5 months ago

Use this post to report on recipes from the following chapters of KACHKA: Infusions, Cocktails, and Other Drinks pp. 21-67 Pickles pp. 68-91 Pantry pp. 351-363 Per Chowhound rules, do not p...

ISTANBUL AND BEYOND - Istanbul, Black Sea (pp. 29-120)

by MelMM 3 months ago

Use this thread to report on the following chapters from Istanbul & Beyond: Workers' Canteens, Street Fare & a Multiethnic Past - Istanbul (pp. 29-76) Fish Corn and Greens - The Black Sea (pp. ...

What's happening in your home kitchen right now?

by gutreactions 3 months ago

For some, home cooking is the way to go. Nothing wrong with that. But now, with coronavirus restrictions in place in many parts of the country, the home kitchen is being used like never before. How...

*August 2010 COTM - COMPLETE ASIAN: India & Pakistan

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 10 years ago

Our cookbook for August is The Complete Asian Cookbook, by Charmaine Solomon. Please use this thread to discuss recipes from the chapter INDIA & PAKISTAN There are a variety of editions and p...

Healthy Meals in Minutes Recipe Cards

by olunia 2 months ago

If anyone needs some recipe cards from this collection then please let me know.