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books that cook

  • The Good Cookie

    The Good Cookie

    The Good Cookie: Over 250 Delicious Recipes from Simple to Sublime by Tish Boyle (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) A treasure trove of classic and contemporary recipes from around the globe, plus…

  • Curry Easy

    Curry Easy

    Curry Easy by Madhur Jaffrey (Ebury) Here, Jaffrey proves that Indian food needn’t be complicated or time-consuming. The recipes, which use easy-to-find ingredients and follow straightforward steps, make more than…

  • Mark Peel & Nancy Silverton At Home

    Mark Peel & Nancy Silverton at Home

    Mark Peel & Nancy Silverton at Home: Two Chefs Cook for Family & Friends by Mark Peel and Nancy Silverton (Grand Central Publishing) Targeted toward busy home cooks, the authors,…

  • The Essential Cuisines of Mexico

    The Essential Cuisines of Mexico

    The Essential Cuisines of Mexico by Diana Kennedy (Clarkson Potter) Here, the legendary Mexican cooking authority combines three of her classic books—The Cuisines of Mexico, Mexican Regional Cooking, and The…

  • Classic Home Desserts

    Classic Home Desserts

    Classic Home Desserts: A Treasury of Heirloom and Contemporary Recipes by Richard Sax (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) A story of the pleasures of classic homemade desserts, this collection represents the riches…

  • Kitchen Confidential

    Kitchen Confidential

    Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain (Bloomsbury; 2000) A must-read for anyone who’s ever dreamed of becoming a chef, this shocking-but-true, freewheeling memoir of a life…

  • The Simple Art of Perfect Baking

    The Simple Art of Perfect Baking

    The Simple Art of Perfect Baking by Flo Braker (Chronicle) Braker’s meticulously tested recipes, abundant tips, and handsomely photographed step-by-step instructions make this classic a kitchen must-have.

  • The Gift of Southern Cooking

    The Gift of Southern Cooking

    The Gift of Southern Cooking: Recipes and Revelations from Two Great American Cooks by Edna Lewis and Scott Peacock (Knopf) Here, two great Southern cooks pool their extraordinary talents and offer…

  • The Pie and Pastry Bible

    The Pie and Pastry Bible

    The Pie and Pastry Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum (Scribner) With 300 easy-to-follow, meticulously written recipes, this tome is arguably the only book on baking pies, tarts, and pastries that…

  • River Cottage Cookbook

    The River Cottage Cookbook

    The River Cottage Cookbook by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (Ten Speed Press) In this ground-breaking book (first published in Britain in 2001, then in the U.S, in 2008), Fearnley-Whittingsall offers an intense,…

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