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 -
I could have sworn I once saw a cookbook which was less about recipes and more about learning to create your own recipes. Cannot find it anywhere, though! [more inside]
posted by AmandaA
on Dec 4, 2013 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
When a friend online noticed Joy of Cooking
referred to as "one of America's standard cookbooks"
and wondered about internationally analogous "standard cookbooks," I immediately thought, "What a great question for AskMe!" And here we are.
posted by cgc373
on Dec 11, 2009 -
Looking for cookbooks, blogs, websites, and forums that specialize in simple, healthy recipes. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco
on Jun 2, 2009 -
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 -
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 -