I'm trying to learn how to cook and I'm wondering if there are any good cookbooks that I can buy to follow along with? They might not exist, but are there cookbooks that start out with something so basic as how to boil and egg and end up getting more complex as they go along? If not, what cookbooks would the best for a new cook to check out?
"Fewer persons alive at 70 today survive until 90 than forty years ago." True or False? [more inside]
Food allergies have taken away my staples. Please help me eat! Gluten, dairy, and grain free (maybe Paleo) people, this means you. [more inside]
Help forgetful me locate this red, science-heavy cookbook! [more inside]
Help me decide which cookbook(s) by Cook's Illustrated and/or America's Test Kitchen to buy. Too much consumer choice has left me paralyzed! [more inside]
I'm culling the (cookbook) herd from a certain era (mainly 70s-mid-90s). What are your favorite recipes from my canon of James Beard, Marcella Hazen, Silver Palate, et al that I should digitalize? [more inside]
I'm writing an Asian cookbook. The recipes are mostly finished, and I'm currently testing and narrowing them down to the truly tasty. It'll be self published for friends and family, so won't need to look truly fancy. But I'm stuck for inspiration as to design and layout. So I'm looking for examples of simple but beautiful cookbook page layouts. Preferably viewable online. Suggestions?
Help for the food-imagining-impaired: cookbooks and sources of recipes with pretty pictures? [more inside]
I once read an old cookbook that, at the end, had a recipe for saint. I want to find it again. Any clues? [more inside]
What is an example of a cookbook wherein the recipes have had the hell tested out of them? [more inside]