Ever since I really started cooking non-diet food about 6 years ago, I’ve been scouring the internet, looking for the best cookbooks for the home cook. I’ve come across a ton of recommendations from many trusted sources including: Huffington Post, Food52, Stylist, Cooking Light, Food and Wine, the Food Network, Good Housekeeping, and Chatelaine Magazine. Most of these were recommended by well known, professional chefs. I took note of when I cookbook was mentioned by more than one of these sources and made this master list. If you’re looking for a new cookbook for either yourself, or as a wedding gift, or housewarming gift, any of these would be a great choice – or perhaps the beginning of a cookbook addiction. Not that I’m speaking from experience or anything. 😉
Note: I apologize for the images. In the editor they look normal, but when I post they go out of whack. I have no idea how to fix them.
Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook. This is the only one I have so far and it’s quite comprehensive, although it doesn’t have any photographs. It does have some drawings which illustrate various techniques and the inside of the covers are filled with lovely fruit and vegetable illustrations.
The Fannie Farmer cookbook. My library only had the older version and it was set aside for conservation, if I remember correctly. Here’s hoping they manage to find another one and I’ll report back later.
The Moosewood Cookbook (vegetarian)