Some Of My Favorite Cookbooks
I started my cookbook collection many years ago, so you could say I have a few! I add to my collection whenever I can so it continues to grow, and yet I feel like I’m still missing so many. Maybe I have a problem? I can’t help it, I love cookbooks! The pictures, recipes and stories keep me very entertained. I read them cover to cover…oftentimes more than once. Today, I thought I would take you on tour of some of my favorite cookbooks including my most used, some classics and more.
My Most Used Cookbooks
Up first, and probably no surprise to anyone is The Barefoot Contessa.
I have all of Ina’s books and have been using them for years. I have cooked so many of her recipes and they are the most consistent and usually very simple. These are books that you can cook from every day, from quick weeknight dinners, to comforting breakfasts, fancy lunches or holiday gatherings, you can’t go wrong with Ina’s books. All of her books are on Amazon including this collection containing three of her books which is a great place to start!
Next up, Jamie Oliver. Jamie can do no wrong in my opinion and his books are wonderful. This is a perfect book to start with. I also love this one! He’s very approachable and easy to learn from. His confidence comes through the pages and comforts you while you cook…what could be better than that?!
If you love Italian food, Giada De Laurentiis has plenty of cookbooks to choose from for all of your Italian cravings. Her first book is great for learning the basics. She takes classic Italian dishes and simplifies them perfectly which means you can whip up a comforting, flavorful Italian meal anytime you want!
Julia Child paved the way years ago, so many of todays recipes are adaptations of her classics. Mastering The Art Of French Cooking is a must for your cookbook collection. I use a lot of her recipes as a jumping off point and alter them when needed. Do I use all of her recipes? No way, first of all her cookbook is 684 pages long and second, I’m not at all a fan of aspic.
Williams Sonoma has their own line of cookbooks with delicious recipes both classic and new.
If you’re looking for a cookbook that doubles as a coffee table book, The French Laundry is the one. Each recipe looks like a beautiful, delicious piece of art.
This is one of the first books I bought myself and it makes me happy every time I pull it off the shelf. The ricotta pancakes are so delicious.
What are some of your favorite cookbooks?