All Purpose, General

All Purpose, General Cookbooks

Cookbooks We Love presents reviews of our favorite, recommended “All Purpose & General Cookbooks”. These outstanding general cook books are geared towards basic, day-to-day home cooking and new cooks. Featuring a wide selection of popular, straightforward and proven recipes, these cookery books cover a broad range of cuisines, ingredients and cooking styles making them ideal if you have limited space.

What could be better than the forty years of cooking experience of a master cook wrapped up in a neat little package to have at your fingertips whenever you need help in the kitchen?  Julia’s Kitchen Wisdom is a gem of a quick reference book Read the full article...

Betty Crocker’s Cookbook remains true to its subtitle—“Everything You Need to Know To Cook Today”. Now in its 10th edition at over 50 years old, this trusted classic is still satisfying millions of home cooks. There are almost 1,000 recipes, all complete with step-by-step directions, Read the full article...

Times and lifestyles have changed since Irma Rombauer first published the original Joy of Cooking in 1931, and for this 6th edition, the New Joy of Cooking, Ethan Becker, grandson of Irma and son of Marion Rombauer Becker, together with Maria Guarnaschelli, senior editor and vice president at Scribner’s, called on top food professionals to […] Read the full article...

James Beard was a pioneer in teaching cooking to Americans, and that The James Beard Cookbook has sold over 1.5 million copies is a testament to his enduring popularity. He uses simple language and instructions for making a variety of standard dishes Read the full article...

Author Mark Bittman believes that, “Anyone can cook, and most everyone should.” In How to Cook Everything he provides a guidebook to enable any cook to make good food. With over 1,500 recipes and 250 explicit step-by-step instructions it is comprehensive and Read the full article...

No great cook herself, Irma Rombauer collected recipes and kitchen techniques from friends and neighbors, and published a book to help ease the workload and stress of new homemakers not blessed with the services of a house servant or live-in cook. That was 1931, and The Joy of Cooking has been a treasured kitchen companion […] Read the full article...

Cook some classic dishes with two professionals for the price of one book. Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home is the companion volume to a public television series hosted by Julia Child and Jacques Pepin. Julia and Jacques have their own distinct opinions and approaches to cooking, Read the full article...

In Modern Classics Book 1, Donna Hay takes those classic dishes we most love and freshens them up with new ingredients, combinations of flavors, and her unique style of presentation. Hay’s new classics are global dishes such as French Onion Soup, Pad Thai, Lemon and Parmesan Risotto, and Shepard’s Pie. Read the full article...

Donna Hay’s first book, The New Cook, introduced home cooks to page after page of stylish, chic, and innovative dishes all wrapped up in a beautiful and amazingly affordable package. Donna believes that “good food is a combination of fresh ingredients and uncomplicated layers of flavour.” Read the full article...

The All New Good Housekeeping Cookbook has it all; loaded with a great collection of recipes (1,500 in all), excellent coverage of cooking techniques, equipment, food information, straightforward tips, how-to’s, and advice for new cooks. Read the full article...