{Favorite Cookbooks}

I love cookbooks…new and old, savory and sweet, purchased or passed along, I just can’t seem to stop buying cookbooks.  I love all cuisines and I am an adventurous cook. Baking not so much but I made a promise to learn more about baking in 2011.

Here are a few of my favorite cookbooks…American, French, Italian, Turkish, African, Indian…a little bit of everything. Grab a cup coffee, relax in a comfy chair and look through a few of my cookbooks.

The Illustrated Kitchen Bible

Desserts by Pierre Herme

La Cuisine: Everyday French Home Cooking

Glorious French Food: A Fresh Approach to the Classics

Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours

The French Laundry Cookbook

Ad Hoc at Home

Everyday Indian: 100 Fast, Fresh and Healthy Recipes

Bal’s Quick and Healthy Indian

At Home with Madhur Jaffrey: Simple, Delectable Dishes from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka

Madhur Jaffrey’s Quick & Easy Indian Cooking

Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian: More Than 650 Meatless Recipes from Around the World

Ginger and Ganesh: Adventures in Indian Cooking, Culture, and Love

The Professional Pastry Chef: Fundamentals of Baking and Pastry, 4th Edition

The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New Century

The Lavender Cookbook

Discover Cooking with Lavender

The Paris Cookbook

Paris Bistro Cooking

Paris Sweets: Great Desserts From the City’s Best Pastry Shops

Every Night Italian: 120 Simple, Delicious Recipes You Can Make in 45 Minutes or Less

La Cucina: The Regional Cooking of Italy

Cooking with Italian Grandmothers: Recipes and Stories from Tuscany to Sicily

Marcella’s Italian Kitchen

Bottega: Bold Italian Flavors from the Heart of California’s Wine Country

Biba’s Italy: Favorite Recipes from the Splendid Cities

Lidia’s Italy: 140 Simple and Delicious Recipes from the Ten Places in Italy Lidia Loves Most

Lidia’s Italian-American Kitchen

La Cucina Di Lidia: Recipes and Memories from Italy’s Adriatic Coast

The Babbo Cookbook by Batali

Contemporary Turkish Cooking

Sultan’s Kitchen: A Turkish Cookbook

Turquoise: A Chef’s Travels in Turkey

Sofra Cookbook: Modern Turkish & Middle-Eastern Cookery

The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America’s Most Imaginative Chefs

Tom Douglas’ Seattle Kitchen

Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill Cookbook: Explosive Flavors from the Southwestern Kitchen

NIgella Lawson Feast: Food to Celebrate Life

Nigella Kitchen: Recipes from the Heart of the Home

Ellie Kreiger The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life

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