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This is a list of some of my favorite cookbooks. You can use it to build a Wish List on Amazon. The books are listed in no particular order and this is a working list so come back often to see the latest additions. I hope you enjoy!

Declaration: A few of these titles may have been sent to me for review by the author or publisher. Receipt of any books or products never guarantees inclusion on this list, promotion, or a positive review. 



Ad Hoc by Thomas Keller

A Return to Cooking by Eric Ripert

The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters

Chez Panisse Cafe Cookbook by Alice Waters

Cooking by James Peterson

Cooking from Quilt Country by Marcia Adams

Cooking School Secrets for Real-World Cooks by Linda Carucci

Crowd Pleasing Potluck by Francine Halvorsen

David Burke’s New American Classics by David Burke

Gourmet Meals in Minutes by The Culinary Institute of America

The Gourmet Slow Cooker by Lynn Alley

In the Green Kitchen: Techniques to Learn by Heart by Alice Waters

The Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary Edition by Rombauer, Becker, and Becker

Martha Stewart’s Cooking School: Lessons and Recipes for the Home Cook by Martha Stewart

Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Recipes for Entertaining by Beth Hensperger

The Perfect Recipe by Pam Anderson

The Tante Marie’s Cooking School Cookbook by Mary S. Riley




Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing by Michael Ruhlman

Cooking for a Crowd: Menus, Recipes and Strategies for Entertaining 10 to 50 by Susan Wyler

Cookwise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking by Shirley O. Corriher

Culinary Math by Linda Blocker

The Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg

How to Break an Egg: Kitchen Tips, Food Fixes, Substitutions and Techniques by Fine Cooking Magazine

Julia’s Kitchen Wisdom by Julia Child

Keys to Good Cooking: A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes by Harold McGee

Le Cordon Bleu’s Complete Cooking Techniques by Le Cordon Bleu

On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee

Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking by Michael Ruhlman

Secrets from a Caterer’s Kitchen: The Indespensable Guide for Planning a Party by Nicole Aloni

Substituting Ingredients by Becky Sue Epstein

Techniques of Healthy Cooking, Professional Edition by The Culinary Institute of America



More to come ….