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Buying my first and last (?) cookbook

Help me choose a Cook's Illustrated/America's Test Kitchen cookbook. [more inside]
posted by Zelos on Aug 13, 2014 - 19 answers

What are THE great books on non-French cuisine?

I know what some of the must-read books on French cuisine are (Escoffier, etc) - what are some examples of the greatest, most classic cookbooks/books about cooking for other cuisines, both European and non-European? [more inside]
posted by Itaxpica on Aug 9, 2014 - 23 answers

Dreaming of Ottolenghi and Amada; stuck on frozen gyoza

I love cooking, but it's been a while since I've cooked on a regular basis (besides throwing together ingredients for salads and pastas) and even longer since I put together a proper meal with courses. I'm a pretty decent cook (and I have a list of favorite blogs, like Smitten Kitchen and 101 Cookbooks) but nothing's clicking, and I want recipes that are complicated and fun and delicious for a change of pace! And so I turn to you, AskMetafilter: help me find awesome, vegetarian, delicious, adventurous dishes to usher in 2014. [more inside]
posted by jetlagaddict on Dec 29, 2013 - 14 answers

The Authority on Asiatic cooking methods...

Larousse Gastronomique and Julia Childs cookbooks are in some sense considered reputable authorities on French Cooking, similarly The Silver Spoon is a reputable encyclopedic study of Italian cuisine and cooking. Are there similar reputable and exhaustive books for various Asiatic Cuisines such as; Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Indian, South East Asia etc? [more inside]
posted by mary8nne on Aug 21, 2012 - 21 answers

Ok, it's possible I am just grasping at straws to find an excuse to own an iPad.

I'm trying to figure out if a iPad is what I'm looking for to help me reduce my physical books, particularly cookbooks and printed (from the internet) recipes. I want to know first whether iPad is the way to go for my specific needs (details within) and then, if an iPad is what I want, which generation iPad & apps would help me do what I want. Or maybe there is a better solution? [more inside]
posted by pupstocks on Jun 9, 2012 - 22 answers

Can you tell me the title and author of this book?

Help me ID a book about food! (More below.) [more inside]
posted by laskagirl on May 11, 2012 - 2 answers

Imagine if Alton Brown or Mark Bittman wrote an Indian cookbook

MisterBen needs recommendations for a very specific kind of Indian cookbook – one that’s organized by technique, not by course or ingredient. Imagine if Alton Brown or Mark Bittman wrote an Indian cookbook. The idea is to learn reusable techniques and general concepts of what flavors are used together. What he already has: Madhur Jaffrey’s classics, Raghavan Iyer’s “660 Curries”, and Vikas Khanna’s “Flavor First”, which are used as bibles. Almost all Indian ingredients can be found in our area, and he is comfortable at making his own masalas, so feel free to recommend books you might think of as advanced.
posted by matildaben on Feb 6, 2012 - 6 answers

Working backwards from the tools...

What should I cook with all these kitchen tools? [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Nov 22, 2011 - 15 answers

Giftable Cookbooks for Beginners?

What's the best wedding-present cookbook? I'm looking for a nice, practical cookbook to give my sister & her fiance as a wedding gift (along with a starter set of quality knives), but I'm a little stumped, because the cookbooks I love are not really their style. [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Oct 24, 2011 - 65 answers

Cooking for one

I'd like to start cooking for myself more, and cut back on the takeout. Please recommend your favourite cookbooks that feature quick, easy single-serving meals. [more inside]
posted by smilingtiger on Aug 21, 2011 - 16 answers

One Pot, One Love?

I'm looking for cook books that present easy to follow, one pot rice cooker recipes for complete cooking novices. Shopping and freezing guides would also be nice. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Jun 29, 2011 - 10 answers

Cook's Illustrated/America's Test Kitchen: Which book(s) to buy?

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]
posted by yankeefog on Jan 6, 2011 - 27 answers

Ones and zeroes in the kitchen?

Do you use digital media as a reference while cooking? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Nov 27, 2010 - 68 answers

Bake me a cake as fast as you can.

I can't afford Pastry School, but I can afford Pastry Textbook School. What should I buy? [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Apr 20, 2010 - 10 answers

Cookbooks that explain the entire process?

For me, the most satisfying part of learning a new recipe is figuring out why a particular step is needed. Are there any recipe books that explain the function of each step and ingredient? [more inside]
posted by archagon on Mar 14, 2010 - 32 answers

I need a serious, simple, general-purpose cookbook.

What is an example of a cookbook wherein the recipes have had the hell tested out of them? [more inside]
posted by BostonTerrier on Aug 20, 2009 - 32 answers

Looking for some healthy recipe resources

Looking for cookbooks, blogs, websites, and forums that specialize in simple, healthy recipes. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jun 2, 2009 - 20 answers

Bittman & Bittman

Overlap between Mark Bittman's cookbooks? [more inside]
posted by Bezuhin on Feb 15, 2009 - 9 answers

Which is the meatiest Indian cookbook?

Lamb and chicken, pork and beef... which is the meatiest Indian cookbook? [more inside]
posted by vorfeed on May 30, 2008 - 10 answers

Help this impatient person learn how to cook from a book.

Help this impatient person learn how to cook from a book. [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Dec 19, 2007 - 24 answers

Are American cookbooks stupid?

Why do American cookbooks give ingredient measurements by volume and number instead of weight? [more inside]
posted by betterton on May 3, 2006 - 35 answers

help me get pukka

I like to cook, but I'd like to know more of the theory of how and why to do things. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Feb 3, 2006 - 30 answers

Grilling Cookbook

I'm looking for a cookbook on grilling that has a decent coverage of grilled food from all parts of the world. Do you have any recommendations?
posted by madman on Jan 13, 2005 - 2 answers

Recommend inspirational and reliable cookbooks

Continuing the food theme: what cookbooks would you recommend that you find both inspirational and reliable? Inspirational, as in the recipes just beg to be tried, or the photographs look so mouthwatering. And reliable, as in you've learned to trust that the recipes will turn out well - if not every time - then much more often than not. We have shelf-full of cookbooks already, but I'd still like to add a few more…
posted by misteraitch on Sep 29, 2004 - 25 answers

Reference Cookbooks

I'm looking for recommendations for a reference cookbook to supplement my current bible, The Joy of Cooking. Your thoughts? [A list of what I've got already will greet you inside.] [more inside]
posted by me3dia on Mar 7, 2004 - 38 answers

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