Thursday, February 25, 2010

Roundup: Cookbooks

Since Jus and I are trying to eat at home more often I've been digging back into my cookbooks. I've got a couple of go-to cookbooks but think it would be nice to add some more to my collection. And since I don't have these in my possession they'll be lacking descriptions but will contain links just in case you wanted to send on my way...

Everyday Food by Martha Stewart

My dad has this one and loves it
Big Flavors of the Hot Sun by Chris Schlesinger & John Willoughby

My favorite pesto comes from this one
The Silver Palate by Julee Rosso

I have a little Thai cookbook but would like a real one

The Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen

Is it too trendy to want a little Julia Child?

My favorite chocolate cake comes from Fanny Farmer
The Fanny Farmer Baking Book by Marion Cunningham

My mom just got this for my dad and I want my own copy

Jus and I love Japanese food and I would love to be able to cook some at home
Japanese Cooking:A Simple Art by Shizuo Tsuji and Yoshiki Tsuji

Baking bread is something that is a little overwhelming for me but I would love to learn how
Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois

From what I've heard this has delicious recipes for things you can get from your garden or a farmer's market
Simply in Season by Cathleen Hockman-Wert and Mary Beth Lind

I love the Pioneer Woman blog and would love to have her cookbook too
The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond

I think this one's pretty equivalent to the cooking bible, which is why it's surprising that I don't already own it
The Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer-Becker and Ethan Becker

Cause dog cupcakes are too hard to pass up
Hello, Cupcake! by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson

I don't have any Italian cookbooks and think it would be fun to get a good one
Everyday Italian by Giada De Laurentiis

I'm not going to lie, I really prefer baking to cooking
The Complete Magnolia Bakery Cookbook by Jennifer Appel and Allysa Torey

I love me some Mexican food and I'm slowly getting Jus to come around to the idea

I have this one but it is definitely my go-to cookbook

This is my other personal favorite, it's hard to find but oh so worth it
The Sugar Reef Cookbook by Devra Dedeaux

And last, but not least, I had to include this one as my parent's restaurant is featured and my grandma's meatloaf recipe is in it (and super yummy)
Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives by Guy Fieri and Ann Volkwein

What's your favorite cookbook?

6 comments:

Pug(s) and Bugg said...

OHMYGOSH! I have a Giada one (not sure which since she has a few, but mine has an AWKWARD forward by Mario Batali, basically saying how if she was single he'd marry her... it was hard to read) and love it! And I really want the PW one and the triple-D one... you have to tell me the name of the restaurant!!! Aren't you guys in IN? If so we'd make a visit!!!!! (Causeee we love anything Guy Fieri likes!)

-kjpugs

Kristen said...

My favorite is a cookbook of my Mom and Grandma's recipes. Nothing is better than the food you grew up on!

my name is lauren. said...

dang girl! that's a lot of cookbooks.

i have the joy of cooking and don't especially love it, but i know some people do, so it's probably just personal preference. and i TOTALLY want the pioneer woman cookbook. my husband regularly cooks things off of her online recipes. there's a chicken bacon sandwich recipe on there that is so easy and SO amazing!

also...my absolute favorite cookbook is:

"america's test kitchen."

it's the hardback ringed red cookbook (they've got multiple editions). i've yet to make something bad from it. it's hands down my favorite cookbook...by far. check it out!

Tatum-LeTard said...

Let us know which one is the best! :)

Ann Marie said...

love moosewood and simply in season! i also use my "veganomicon" all the time. what a great post! i'll have to try some of these out!

Blaine from Silicone Bakeware said… said...

I would agree that I am more into baking than cooking. A great book you may want to think about adding to your collection is King Arthur's Flour a Bakers Companion. Great Book! I am going to pick up some of the one's on your list that I have not read yet. Thanks.