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Best Cooking Books You Should Read

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Cooking books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook: 650 Recipes for Everything You’ll Ever Want to Make (2014)

 Best Cooking Books You Should ReadBecause smaller families shouldn’t have to rely on recipes built for four or six, America’s Test Kitchen has reengineered 650 of our best recipes to serve just two. Over the years we’ve discovered that scaling down a recipe isn’t as simple as cutting the ingredients in half—cooking times, temperatures, and equipment need to be adapted as well. This comprehensive cookbook takes the guesswork out of cooking for two so you can be sure that anything you want to make—from Classic Beef Stew to Lasagna to a mini batch of Fudgy Brownies or a Fluffy Yellow Layer Cake—will come out right (and perfectly…
Author(s): America’s Test Kitchen

2. 30-Minute Cooking for Two: Healthy Dishes Without All the Fuss (2018)

 Best Cooking Books You Should Read30-Minute Cooking for Two offers the fastest, perfectly portioned recipes to make homemade meals every day of the week.Imagine if cooking for two cut prep and cook times in half, too. 30-Minute Cooking for Two offers perfectly portioned, time-saving recipes to make whipping up meals for just the two of you, easy to do.Table-ready in 30-minutes or less, these recipes offer fast solutions for meals any day of the week, from a quick breakfast sandwich to a proper date-night steak. Using no more than 8 staple ingredients per recipe, 30-Minute Cooking for Two gives you fewer leftovers, less processed food,…
Author(s): Taylor Ellingson

3. Culinary Reactions: The Everyday Chemistry of Cooking (2011)

 Best Cooking Books You Should ReadEvery time you follow or modify a recipe, you are experimenting with acids and bases, emulsions and suspensions, gels and foams. In your kitchen you denature proteins, crystallize compounds, react enzymes with substrates, and nurture desired microbial life while suppressing harmful bacteria and fungi. And unlike in a laboratory, you can eat your experiments to verify your hypotheses. In Culinary Reactions, author Simon Quellen Field turns measuring cups, stovetop burners, and mixing bowls into graduated cylinders, Bunsen burners, and beakers. How does altering the ratio…
Author(s): Simon Quellen Field

4. Everyday Ayurveda Cooking for a Calm, Clear Mind: 100 Simple Sattvic Recipes (2018)

 Best Cooking Books You Should ReadIn Ayurvedic medicine there are said to be three main energies that affect our mind:   • sattva, the state of contentment and calm;   • rajas, the state of reactivity and excitability; and   • tamas, the dull, slow, and stagnant state of mind.The good news is that there are direct ways of bringing these states into balance through what we eat. The recipes in this book are simple, seasonal, and delicious, while bringing the traditional foods of Ayurveda into the modern…
Author(s): Kate O’Donnell, Cara Brostrom

5. The Greek Slow Cooker: Easy, Delicious Recipes From the Heart of the Mediterranean (2019)

 Best Cooking Books You Should ReadWhipping up fantastic Greek meals is easy and delicious with just a little prep and a slow cooker! Eleni Vonissakou, creator of The Foodie Corner, has simplified classic Greek recipes so that they’re a snap to put together. This versatile cookbook is full of Greek flavor for any time of day. Try a wholesome Country-Style Sausage and Potato Omelet for breakfast. “Bake” a loaf of Flat Corn Bread with Feta and Gruyère Cheese to pair with the Hearty Egg-Lemon Chicken Soup for a light, satisfying lunch. Serve up an easier, healthier spanakopita with the No-Crust Spinach…
Author(s): Eleni Vonissakou

6. Cooking with Fire: From Roasting on a Spit to Baking in a Tannur, Rediscovered Techniques and Recipes That Capture the Flavors of Wood-Fired Cooking (2014)

 Best Cooking Books You Should ReadRevel in the fun of cooking with live fire. This hot collection from food historian and archaeologist Paula Marcoux includes more than 100 fire-cooked recipes that range from cheese on a stick to roasted rabbit and naan bread. Marcoux’s straightforward instructions and inspired musings on cooking with fire are paired with mouthwatering photographs that will have you building primitive bread ovens and turning pork on a homemade spit. Gather all your friends around a fire and start the feast.   #86,983 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #38 in Cast Iron Recipes #127 in Barbecuing & Grilling #43…
Author(s): Paula Marcoux

7. The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South (2018)

 Best Cooking Books You Should Read2018 James Beard Foundation Book of the Year | 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Award Winner inWriting | Nominee for the 2018 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Nonfiction | #75 on The Root100 2018A renowned culinary historian offers a fresh perspective on our most divisive cultural issue, race, in this illuminating memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces his ancestry—both black and white—through food, from Africa to America and slavery to freedom.Southern food is integral to the American culinary tradition, yet the question of who “owns” it is one of the most…
Author(s): Michael W. Twitty

8. The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook: Over 125 Delicious, Life-Changing, Plant-Based Recipes (2014)

 Best Cooking Books You Should Read  Hundreds of thousands of readers have been inspired to turn their lives around by Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn’s Jr.’s bestseller, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. The plant-based nutrition plan Dr. Esselstyn advocates based on his twenty-year nutritional study—the most comprehensive of its kind—is proven to stop and reverse even advanced coronary disease, and is built on the message the Esselstyn family has lived by for years: Your health is truly in your own hands, and what you eat matters. Mother-daughter team Ann and Jane Esselstyn have decades of experience developing delicious, healthful…
Author(s): Ann Crile Esselstyn, Jane Esselstyn

9. Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking (2010)

 Best Cooking Books You Should ReadMichael Ruhlman’s groundbreaking New York Times bestseller takes us to the very “truth” of cooking: it is not about recipes but rather about basic ratios and fundamental techniques that makes all food come together, simply.When you know a culinary ratio, it’s not like knowing a single recipe, it’s instantly knowing a thousand. Why spend time sorting through the millions of cookie recipes available in books, magazines, and on the Internet? Isn’t it easier just to remember 1-2-3? That’s the ratio of ingredients that always make a basic, delicious cookie dough: 1 part sugar,…
Author(s): Michael Ruhlman

10. Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Cookbook: 500 Everyday Recipes for Beginners and Advanced Users. Try Easy and Healthy Instant Pot Recipes. (2018)

 Best Cooking Books You Should ReadMASTER YOUR INSTANT POT!Enjoy these Recipes are listed step by step in a clear and understandable manner.With this cookbook, you will cook better, tastier and faster meals for yourself and your family. #66 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1 in Needlepoint (Books) #1 in Pressure Cooker Recipes #1 in Native American Cooking, Food & Wine Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Jennifer Smith

11. Cooking through Cancer Treatment to Recovery: Easy, Flavorful Recipes to Prevent and Decrease Side Effects at Every Stage of Conventional Therapy (2015)

 Best Cooking Books You Should ReadWritten by a naturopathic physician specializing in complementary cancer care and a certified nutritionist, Cooking through Cancer Treatment to Recovery offers over 100 quick and delicious recipes that provide nutrients essential at each stage of treatment while avoiding proinflammatory foods such as processed sugars, dairy, and gluten that may increase side effects. The recipes in this user-friendly cookbook: A wonderful book and [an] invaluable asset.The recipes are original and delicious and the comments prior to each recipe make them feel like gifts from a friend.√Æ Patricia L….
Author(s): Price ND, Lisa A., Gins MA MS CN, Susan

12. The Complete Slow Cooker: From Appetizers to Desserts – 400 Must-Have Recipes That Cook While You Play (or Work) (2017)

 Best Cooking Books You Should ReadThe Complete Slow Cooker is America’s Test Kitchen’s definitive guide to how to cook using a slow cooker. It builds on the success the test kitchen has had from years of testing and retesting slow cooker recipes and pushing the limits of what a slow cooker can do. Packed with 450 recipes, this blockbuster collection is for both new and experienced slow cooker cooks.The Complete Slow Cooker is a comprehensive collection of recipes for everything from Appetizers to Desserts. The 450 recipes include the stellar must-have recipes from our previous books as well as…
Author(s): America’s Test Kitchen

13. The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook: 200 Fast and Foolproof Recipes for Every Brand of Electric Pressure Cooker (2017)

 Best Cooking Books You Should ReadThese recipes are , in their variety, and , featuring .The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook features loads of tips and tricks that help you get the most from your pressure cooker, . If you're a or can't find time to make , then you will love the and sections. With the terrific weeknight meals on the fly, you'll also adore the perfect for special weekend gatherings. Find Whether you're an pressure cooker user to this time-saving device, you will return to this cookbook again and again for . #7,155 in Books (See Top 100 in…
Author(s): Barbara Schieving

14. Quick & Easy Ketogenic Cooking: Meal Plans and Time Saving Paleo Recipes to Inspire Health and Shed Weight (2016)

 Best Cooking Books You Should ReadWith Quick Easy Ketogenic Cooking, nutritionist and popular food blogger Maria Emmerich takes the guesswork out of ketogenic cooking.What is the ketogenic diet? It's a way of eating that shifts your body from being a sugar burner to being a fat burner. It's also a revolutionary way to support better health—it can improve everything from epilepsy to obesity to autoimmune disease and more.If you want to try a ketogenic diet but are busy, stressed, and unsure about how to adjust your diet to make your body burn fat, this book is for you. Not only are the recipes fast and simple to prepare, but they're also…
Author(s): Maria Emmerich

15. Journey to Health: A Journey Worth Taking: Cooking Keto with Kristie (Volume 2) (2017)

 Best Cooking Books You Should ReadThis cookbook was written to help others make a ketogenic or very low carb diet a lifetime commitment. After a lifetime of obesity, following this way of eating began as a desperate plan to lose weight, and evolved into a journey to manage my health and not just my weight. While I enjoy eating the best foods of my life and losing weight, I also have come to appreciate that my overall health has improved. I no longer need any of the four medications that I was on before I started keto. I no longer wait in the car or at the hotel while my family hikes. Now I’m the one who suggests that we go for walk or go…
Author(s): Sullivan Ph.D., Dr. Kristie H.

Best Cooking Books You Should Read

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How-to: Real Indian Cooking: Authentic Home Cooking Recipes

Author(s): Vishal Singh
Publisher: Independently published, Year: 28 Dec 2018, Size: 613 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2305363

The Modern Cheesemaker: Making and Cooking with Cheeses at Home

Author(s): Morgan McGlynn
Publisher: White Lion Publishing, Year: 21 Mar 2019, Size: 43 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2344151

Cooking as a Chemical Reaction: Culinary Science with Experiments

Author(s): Z. Sibel Özilgen
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2020, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2435701

Cooking the Movies: 50 Recipes from Iconic Movies

Author(s): Dereck Moore
Publisher: The Cookbook Publisher, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2476877

Teriyaki: Discover A Japanese Sauce that Change Your Cooking: A Teriyaki Cookbook with Delicious Teriyaki Recipes

Author(s): BookSumo Press
Publisher: BookSumo Press, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2491450

The Best Recipes of Moroccan Tagine: Stay at home and learn Moroccan cooking

Author(s): Morocco Cultures
Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2492974

100 Techniques: Master a Lifetime of Cooking Skills, from Basic to Bucket List

Author(s): America's Test Kitchen;
Publisher: Penguin Random House LLC (Publisher Services), Year: 2020, Size: 80 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2494105

Delicious All-in-One Recipes for Quick Meal Prep, Easy Outdoor Cooking, and Hassle-Free Cleanup

Author(s): Cyndi Allison
Publisher: Ulysses Press, Year: 2020, Size: 81 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2497667

Your Kitchen Sous Vide Cookbook: The Super Modern Cookbook for Quick and Easy Cooking at Home with Chosen Sous Vide Recipes. Illustrations Included!

Author(s): Anderson, Sam
Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 10 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2508031

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really record-breakers according to The New York Times, 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 links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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