Tuesday, November 17, 2009

cookbook lovin'

I'm curious...which cookbooks make your kitchen dance? Are you a fan of old classics like The Joy of Cooking or do you find yourself cooking from the Food Network lineup of Ina, Giada, or Bobby?

13 comments:

Julie P said...

I just found your blog yesterday though Your Heart Out. Cute blog!

Right now I'm digging Moosewood's Simple Suppers, and my husband is digging *me* when I use the King Arthur Cookie book.

Julia said...

Kelsey, I can't believe I didn't know about your blog. Love it!

Cookbooks are some of my favorite things. I have the classics, Escoffier, James Beard, and of course, Julia Child. I couldn't live without Larousse Gastronomique. And I love some newer books, Alice Waters and Thomas Keller. But one of my favorite cookbooks ever is the Junior League cookbook from Jackson Mississippi. It has some of the best recipes I have ever made.

Lauren said...

Kelsey, I'm enjoying following your blog! I miss seeing you on the FN.

Mark Bittman's How To Cook Everything usually hits the spot. Also, The Best of America's Test Kitchen: Best Recipes and Reviews (annual magazine) has *never* steered me wrong.

Soul-Fusion said...

I love Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything book which has been my go-to gift this year. I also love Ina's books and the 1960-something edition of the New York Times cookbook I have since I think it is a great reference cookbook. I'm also a fan of food blogs and collect recipes from all over the internet.

Teresa said...

i love ina's first, barefoot contessa cookbook, but i have all of them and could't give any of them up. another fave is the foster's market cookbook written by sarah foster. she owns two fantastic restaurants in north carolina, one in raleigh, one in durham. if you're ever in that part of the country, you really must go.

Amy Elizabeth said...

Apples for Jam by Tessa Kiros! Beautiful!

gidget29 said...

Kelsey-
I have always enjoyed the recipes out of the Better Homes and Gardens Heritage Cookbook. Not only do they give the original "historic" recipes but give you the background of the ingredients and culture as well. Although most of the recipes are not suited for todays diet (butter and lard), plenty are still timeless and ideal for holidays. Plus you can always impress your guests by saying that the recipe is historic!

Julie E. said...

I love pulling out my Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook for some good, basic "every day" recipes. Another favorite is The Silver Palate Cookbook. It has some great recipes for more special occasions.

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jantzie said...

Sadly, I new to cooking. What are a few cookbooks that are considered required for all kitchens? A noob needs to know!

Jill said...

The Honduras ward cookbook!!

Cookies said...

Art Smith's Kitchen Life has some really practical good recipes without unique ingredients. My other favorite when I have more time is The Williams-Sonoma Cookbook, The Essential Recipe Collection for Today's Home Cook.

Andrew said...

Betty Crocker Cooky Book. It's a classic -- all my favorites gowing up were in there. Even though it's like 50 years old, they reprinted a couple years ago. I have my Mom's original one though -- you can see the love and tell the favorites just be flipping through the pages. Tons of great recipes though!