Recommended Cookbooks

Which cookbooks do I recommend to new & experienced cooks?

Many of you have written and asked me for suggestions on what cookbooks and cooking magazines I recommend so I’ve created this page to share some of my favorites with you. I must have collected over 100 cookbooks over the years but some are more special than others. I love getting ideas from them, but most often use them as a reference to create my own dishes. I also just added a new page for eCookbooks that you might want to check out.


Books By Catagory & Available at Amazon

Here are some of my all time favorites. I have broken them up into various categories that I think will help make your deciding what book is best for you. These books are all linked to Amazon. If you hold your cursor over a book, you should see a pop out with new and uses prices plus if the book is in stock. To learn more and order any of these books at Amazon.com, just click on the book.

 

Essential Guides

The Flavor Bible
The Flavor Bible

 


What’s Hot

x return to cooking The Golden Sear Cafe Cookbook
A Return to Cooking The Golden Spear Cafe
I Love Crab Cakes Cookbook A Master Class Cookbook
I Love Crab Cakes A Master Class

 


Starter Cookbooks

The New Basics Cookbook The Monday to Friday Cookbook
THE NEW BASICS COOKBOOK MONDAY TO FRIDAY
How to Cook Everything The Joy of Cooking Cookbook
HOW TO COOK EVERYTHING

 


Key Ingredients

The Complete Meat Cookbook
The Complete Meat Cookbook

 


Italian Cooking

The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking
Everday Italian
La Veray Cucinay Italiana Cookbook
x silver spoonThe Silver Spoon Cookbook
Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes LA Vera Cucina Italiana: Fundamentals of Classic Italian
The Silver Spoon

 Famous Chefs

jacques pepins table
kitchen confidential
Think Like A Chef
Mastering the Art of French Cooking
Jacques Pépin’s Table Kitchen Confidential Think Like a Chef Mastering the Art of French Cooking

 Television Chefs

Sara Moulton Cooks at Home
365 No Repeats
Nigella Bites
The Naked Chef Cookbook
Sara Moulton Cooks at Home Rachael Ray 365 Nigella Bites Happy Days With the Naked Chef

 Thinking of Going to Culinary Schools?

x making of chef
x success as chef
x prefessional chef
x becoming a chef
The Making of a Chef Idiot’s Guide toSuccess as a Chef The Professional Chef Becoming a Chef
       
x heatHeat

 

More Great Books about Culinary school & Becoming a Chef


 Sauce Cookbooks

x sauces peterson
x book of sauces
x sauces farrow
x sauce bible
Sauces The Saucier’s Apprentice  Sauce The Sauce Bible

 Cheese books

x cheese primer
x cheese bible
x encyclopedia of cheese
x cheese plate
Cheese Primer The Cheese Bible The World Encyclopediaof Cheese

The Cheese Plate


 From the Culinary Institute of America

x making of chef
x the professional chef
x cooking at home
x baking at home
The Making of a Chef The Professional Chef Cooking at Home Baking at Home
x cia bootcamp
x grilling exciting flavors
x book of soups
x gourmet meals minutes
Culinary Boot Camp Grilling Book of Soups Gourmet Meals in Minutes
Culinary Schools

Reluctant Gourmet’s Top Tip Lists

Ice Cream Sundays

Strawberry Chocolate with Almonds Gelato Recipe

Strawberry Chocolate with Almonds Gelato Recipe

Strawberry Chocolate with Almonds Gelato Recipe On a recent trip to State College, PA, my wife stopped at Tait Farms to pick up some local products including a Strawberry Dark Chocolate Sauce that my daughter thought would be a great ingredient to try in a new gelato or ice cream. I also had some Dark […]

August 13, 2014 0 Comments
Chocolate Trail Mix Ice Cream

Chocolate Trail Mix Ice Cream

How About Some Chocolate Ice Cream with a Bit of Trail Mix While I was down in the basement working out, I heard my youngest daughter upstairs in the kitchen preparing something.  My daughter has cerebral palsy and uses a walker to get around so I could hear the wheels rolling back and forth as […]

July 25, 2014 5 Comments
Hot Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

Hot Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

 We Used Starbucks Hot Chocolate Mix For This One Maddie and I were thinking about making some homemade ice cream and since chocolate is her favorite, we thought we would give that a try. I looked in the recipe book that came with my new Cuisinart Ice Cream Gelato Maker and found a basic recipe […]

July 10, 2014 0 Comments
Strawberry Gelato Recipe

Strawberry Gelato Recipe

Fresh Seasonal Strawberries Make For Great Gelato By now you know I am the proud owner of a Cuisinart Commercial Quality Ice Cream & Gelato Maker given to me by my neighbors Bob and Barbara for my recent birthday and I’ve been experimenting with it to learn how to make great homemade ice cream and […]

June 29, 2014 0 Comments
Difference Between Ice Cream and Gelato

Difference Between Ice Cream and Gelato

What’s the Difference Between Ice Cream & Gelato I celebrated a big birthday at the beginning of the month and my wife invited some friends over including my neighbor who gave me a Cuisinart Commercial Quality Ice Cream & Gelato Maker (ICE-100) as a birthday present.  This past weekend, my youngest daughter and I put […]

June 20, 2014 5 Comments

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