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Best Chef Books That Will Hook You

There are countless Chef courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

The Chef (2019)

 Best Chef Books That Will Hook YouIn the new stand-alone thriller from the World’s Bestselling author comes a Police detective by day, celebrity food truck chef by night, now Caleb Rooney has a new title: Most Wanted.In the Carnival days leading up Mardi Gras, Detective Caleb Rooney comes under investigation for a murder he is accused of committing in the line of duty–as a Major Crimes detective for the New Orleans Police Department. Has his sideline at the Killer Chef food truck given him a taste for murder?
Author(s): James Patterson, Max DiLallo

Learning Chef: A Guide to Configuration Management and Automation (2013)

 Best Chef Books That Will Hook YouGet a hands-on introduction to the Chef, the configuration management tool for solving operations issues in enterprises large and small. Ideal for developers and sysadmins new to configuration management, this guide shows you to automate the packaging and delivery of applications in your infrastructure.
Author(s): Mischa Taylor, Seth Vargo

The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss: A revolutionary approach to conquer cravings, overcome food addiction, and lose weight without going hungry (2018)

 Best Chef Books That Will Hook YouChef AJ’s larger than life personality will smooth the path to the diet you must follow to enjoy the health and happiness you deserve.
Author(s): Chef AJ, Glen Merzer

Chef Duck (2019)

 Best Chef Books That Will Hook YouEveryone loves Chef Duck's fish pancakes and sea bacon, but one day, someone did not. When a review of her food turns sour, Chef Duck must quest to find the ultimate recipe and create the best fish pancakes and sea bacon the world has ever known!Writen by an 8-year-old and illustrated by her father, this is the heartwarming tale of overcoming obstacles and acheiving your dreams.
Author(s): Amelia Reese, Dustin Reese

Son of a Southern Chef: Cook with Soul (2019)

 Best Chef Books That Will Hook YouThousands of fans know Lazarus Lynch for his bold artistic sensibility, exciting take on soul food, and knockout fashion sense. Laz has always had Southern and Caribbean food on his mind and running through his veins; his mother is Guyanese, while his father was from Alabama and ran a popular soul food restaurant in Queens known for its Southern comfort favorites.
Author(s): Lazarus Lynch

MasterChef Junior Cookbook: Bold Recipes and Essential Techniques to Inspire Young Cooks (2017)

 Best Chef Books That Will Hook You—that’s what it takes to cook like a master. Beloved television competition show MasterChef Junior fosters all of this within each of its pint-size home cooks, and what they whip up is truly impressive.
Author(s): MasterChef Junior, Christina Tosi

The Everyday Instant Pot Cookbook: Recipes and Meal Planning for Every Cook and Every Family (2019)

 Best Chef Books That Will Hook YouThe Instant Pot is a revolutionary home appliance that is taking home-cooking to a whole new level. Even in the most basic model, the Instant Pot is able to perform the abilities of five home gadgets—a pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker, steamer, and warmer.
Author(s): Bryan Woolley

Unprocessed: How to achieve vibrant health and your ideal weight. (2011)

 Best Chef Books That Will Hook YouChef AJ has a unique ability to create healthy foods that taste great. Whether you want to lower your cholesterol, prevent or reverse many common lifestyle diseases, lose weight or just look and feel great, Chef AJ can show you how to incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet in ways that are easy, delicious and fun. Foreword by Dr.
Author(s): Chef AJ, Glen Merzer

Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line (2015)

 Best Chef Books That Will Hook YouThe back must slave to feed the belly. . . . In this urgent and unique book, chef Michael Gibney uses twenty-four hours to animate the intricate camaraderie and culinary choreography in an upscale New York restaurant kitchen.
Author(s): Michael Gibney

Teen Chef Cooks: 80 Scrumptious, Family-Friendly Recipes: A Cookbook (2019)

 Best Chef Books That Will Hook YouWith her newest book, Chef Eliana inspires kids, teens, and families to embrace seasonal cooking and to use fresh, local ingredients when possible. Eliana is particularly in tune with seasonal cooking–she has been working with and performing live cooking demos at farmers’ markets for many years.
Author(s): de Las Casas, Eliana

The Soul of a Chef: The Journey Toward Perfection (2001)

 Best Chef Books That Will Hook YouIn his second in-depth foray into the world of professional cooking, Michael Ruhlman journeys into the heart of the profession. Observing the rigorous Certified Master Chef exam at the Culinary Institute of America, the most influential cooking school in the country, Ruhlman enters the lives and kitchens of rising star Michael Symon and renowned Thomas Keller of the French Laundry.
Author(s): Michael Ruhlman

The Pastry Chef’s Companion: A Comprehensive Resource Guide for the Baking and Pastry Professional (2008)

 Best Chef Books That Will Hook YouWith more than 4,800 terms and definitions from around the world plus ten appendices filled with helpful resources, The Pastry Chef’s Companion combines the best features of a dictionary and an encyclopedia. In addition to the current terminology of every component of pastry, baking, and confectionary arts, this book provides important information about the origin and historical background of many of the terms.
Author(s): Glenn Rinsky, Halpin Rinsky, Laura

Becoming a Chef (2003)

 Best Chef Books That Will Hook You"An extraordinary bookThere’s never been a book like this before." –David Rosengarten, FOOD NETWORK (1995)   The book that first kicked off the boom and established the category of contemporary writing on food, BECOMING A CHEF  — written by Manhattan restaurant chef Andrew Dornenburg and his Harvard MBA wife Karen Page — was published during the summer of 1995 with extremely modest expectations:  Its initial printing was a mere 2500 copies.
Author(s): Andrew Dornenburg, Karen Page

Best Chef Books That Will Hook You

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some chef books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Tartine: A Classic Revisited: 68 All-New Recipes + 55 Updated Favorites (Baking Cookbooks, Pastry Books, Dessert Cookbooks, Gifts for Pastry Chefs)

Author(s): Elisabeth Prueitt, Chad Robertson
ID: 2435428, Publisher: Chronicle Books; Revised edition, Year: October 1, 201, Size: 38 Mb, Format: epub

The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute of America

Author(s): Michael Ruhlman
ID: 2293975, Publisher: Holt Paperbacks, Year: 31 Mar 2009, Size: 461 Kb, Format: epub

Cooking with My Dad, the Chef : 70+ kid-tested, kid-approved, (and gluten-free!) recipes for YOUNG CHEFS!

Author(s): Verveine Oringer; Ken Oringer
ID: 3665674, Publisher: America's Test Kitchen, Year: 2023, Size: 253 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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