Recommend me some good cookbooks!
July 3, 2014 6:04 PM Subscribe
I'm going to Powell's this weekend (yay!) and having recently come to face the fact that I'll never make any recipes out of at least half the cookbooks I own and that I'm really simply a cookbook collector more than anything else, I may as well go all in and buy a bunch more.
Please give me your favorite cookbook recommendations! Specifics inside.
posted by skycrashesdown to Food & Drink (32 answers total) 44 users marked this as a favorite
I'm open to pretty much any cuisine. Especially interested in books on canning/preserving, and basically anything to do with vegetables. I'm not a vegetarian, but I eat very little meat. I like cookbooks where there's a lot to read beyond just the recipe text - stories about food, long footnotes before the recipes, or even just extensive sections on building your pantry. Sometimes I like books just for their aesthetic appeal - in that vein, I especially love both of Marisa McClellan's canning books (Food in Jars and Preserving by the Pint) and Whole Grain Mornings by Megan Gordon - they're both small, compact hard covers with no dust jacket. Similarly, I loved both Alice Waters Simple Food books and The Heart of the Plate by Mollie Katzen - both larger hard covers with hand drawings instead of photographs.
Lay it on me! Thanks!