I have never met a cookbook I didn’t like. There are some I turn to more often than others, but in general, I am a sucker for a cookbook. Some teach me new techniques; some show me gorgeous pictures of how I wish my cooking would turn out, and others inspire me to step out of my comfort zone and explore a new cuisines or ingredients. To help you choose the right cookbook, here’s a list of the cookbooks I find most useful and/or inspirational.
While there are many cookbooks that I highly recommend, I am always coming across new ones. Here is a collection of cookbooks that I have reviewed. Some are new classics like Michael Ruhlman’s The Making of a Chef, and some are niche-type cookbooks, such as Chef Liz Scott’s The Sober Kitchen about cooking without alcohol. I will keep adding to this page as I review more, and I hope you’ll find some books here that are of interest to you.
If you have a magazine subscription, the daily trip to the mailbox can be like your birthday. I love it when I get the latest volume of my favorite cooking magazines. Here is a list of some of my favorites, from the scholarly Cook’s Illustrated to the lavishly illustrated Bon Appetit and Food & Wine. I know you’ll be able to find a cooking magazine that fits your style and skill level. Then you too can experience fun trips to the mailbox!