A couple weeks ago, I posted about my favorite recipe websites (still in love with Super Cook, by the way). Of course, the alternative to the internet is the cookbook. I don’t have a lot of cookbooks; I figure all the food blogs I read make up for it. I do like cookbooks though and definitely wouldn’t turn one down. Seems like every food blog on the internet was wondering about the best and most loved cookbooks this week.
My humble, but sufficient, cookbook collection:
I started thinking about cookbooks this week because Cheap Healthy Good’s “Ask the Internet” column asked what reader’s most useful cookbooks were. As I’ve said here before, How to Cook Everything Vegetarian is my go-to cook book, followed by The Victory Garden Cookbook, which they just re-released this past spring. Don’t ask why we have 2 cocktail books, we’ve hardly used either of them. Anyway, the here’s the summation of the responses to CHG’s question. Mark Bittman came in second, as he should.
The editor of CNN’s Eatocracy answered a similar question, listing the 5 cookbooks that changed her life. I’m intrigued by the fact that I’ve never heard of any of them. Good Cheap Eats must have been feeling the cookbook vibe this week, because Jessica posted the 3 cookbooks she loves.
Over at No Meat Athlete, Matt and Christine have just published an e-cookbook, Fuel Your Run the Tarahumara Way: 15 Chia and Pinole Recipes the Modern Athlete. If you’re into marathons and superfoods, it might be worth looking into. I’m just spreading the word because I think Matt and Christine are awesome…but I’m still not going to run 50 miles like he did. Or 26.2. Or 13.1. You get the idea…
The Kitchn wants to know: what was the first cookbook you ever bought? I think mine was The Classic 1000 Beginners Recipes. It was in the bargain book department of the bookstore I worked in and I was headed off to my first year living in an apartment in college. I figured a cookbook would be helpful. Honestly, I haven’t used it much.
Finally, on Serious Eats, Leslie Kelly writes about her “cookbook habit” and inability to get rid of any of her cookbooks. Again, some good cookbooks to check out are listed in the comments.
Do you use cookbooks? What’s your favorite?
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That said, there will be no Highlights next week, because I’ll still be in Chicago hanging out with tons of awesome bloggers!