I have hundreds of cookbooks, but there are a few that I go back to again and again. Here are my current favorites.
Good Housekeeping Illustrated Cookbook – If you only buy ONE cookbook – this is it. We call it “The Bible”
My Kitchen Year – Ruth Reichl is one of my favorite writers. This is a gorgeous book about her year after Gourmet magazine. The bulgogi recipe is worth the price alone.
An Everlasting Meal – Less of a cookbook – although there are great recipes here – and more of a manifesto on how to approach cooking. Adler is a cook’s cook here and it’s a wonderful read on being frugal in the kitchen.
How to Cook Everything – A little more chefy, but an amazing resource for creating enticing dishes
A Well-Seasoned Appetite – Molly O’Neill is the patron saint of seasonal eating and this book is a great intro into simple meals with seasonal ingredients
Salt, Fat, Acid , Heat – You have to have been living under a rock to not have heard of this one. For good reason.
Gulf Coast Cooking – My favorite seafood book. It’s not in print any more, but its worth hunting down.
Easy Chinese Recipes – An easy to follow guide to all of your Chinese favorites.
Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking
This tome has all of your Italian desires written in detailed step-by-step direction. If you want Italian, start here.
The Sound of a Good Book
When it comes to reading, I’ve been a long time lover of books. These days I listen to more books than I actually read because life is so busy. But I have found that I really love listening to a good narrator read a good book.
I spend a lot of time in my car, driving to work (a 60 mile commute) and I spend a lot of time listening to my Audible app and finding new titles to listen to.
I love all kinds of books and here is what you can find in my Audible library right now!