Our Favorite Cookbooks

People often ask me: “What are your absolutely favorite cookbooks?” or “What do you recommend if I were to have only a few cook books?” Those are difficult questions to answer. My top choices change over time as new titles are released, and so much depends upon personal needs and preferences. Nevertheless… the books below (in no particular order) are all excellent and offer a great starting point. Have fun!

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...

How to Be a Domestic Goddess is not only about baking, but also about enjoying being in the kitchen; about taking sensuous pleasure in the entire process and relishing the outcome. The “domestic goddess” has to maintain her (or his) cool when faced with pastry of course; but with Nigella’s guidance, Read the full article...

The award-winning magazine Saveur is edited for people who love food. This is the magazine we can’t wait to get our hands on every month. It consistently takes us to places we’ve never explored before, profiles our favorite ingredients and introduces us to new foods we want to try. Through extraordinary and authentic stories we […] Read the full article...

The editors of Saveur—the ultimate food magazine—have applied their magic touch to a series of cookbooks. In Saveur Cooks Authentic Italian, we are literally transported to the homes and kitchens of Italy. The writing is captivating and informative, the recipes flawless, and the images of food, people, and places perfectly conveyed with the stunning photographs […] Read the full article...

The editors of Saveur—the ultimate food magazine—have applied their magic touch to a series of cookbooks. In Saveur Cooks Authentic French, the editors take you into the real kitchens of France to reveal the traditions behind this wonderful food. “French cuisine is fare more than just a collection of recipes. It’s a philosophy, an aesthetic, […] Read the full article...

A deserving winner of a 2003 IACP award, this first book from Judy Rodgers presents favorite dishes from her San Francisco restaurant and plenty of insight into how you can recreate the magic in your own kitchen. Read the full article...