While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Essential Cookery books.
- Culinary Essentials, Lab Manual (2004)
- Essential Wok Cookbook: A Simple Chinese Cookbook for Stir-Fry, Dim Sum, and Other Restaurant Favorites (2015)
- The Essential Air Fryer Cookbook for Two: Perfectly Portioned Recipes for Healthier Fried Favorites (2019)
- Keto Essentials: 150 Ketogenic Recipes to Revitalize, Heal, and Shed Weight (1) (2017)
- The Essential Keto Cookbook: 124+ Ketogenic Diet Recipes (Including Keto Meal Plan & Food List) (2016)
- The Essential Thyroid Cookbook: Over 100 Nourishing Recipes for Thriving with Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s (2017)
- Essential Puree – The A to Z Guidebook with 67 Pureed Recipes for the Dysphagia Diet (2016)
- Essential Juices and Smoothies (Essentials) (2019)
- The Essential Home-Ground Flour Book: Learn Complete Milling and Baking Techniques, Includes 100 Delicious Recipes (2016)
- The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival (2014)
- Kitchen Confidence: Essential Recipes and Tips That Will Help You Cook Anything: A Cookbook (2014)
- The Essential Cuisines of Mexico: A Cookbook (2009)
Culinary Essentials, Lab Manual (2004)
Culinary Essentials, Lab Manual
Essential Wok Cookbook: A Simple Chinese Cookbook for Stir-Fry, Dim Sum, and Other Restaurant Favorites (2015)
Ordering Chinese takeout is easy–but it’s definitely not the healthiest or most affordable way to enjoy Chinese comfort food at home. With this simple cookbook in your kitchen and a mighty wok in your hand, Chinese favorites are now quicker, healthier, and cheaper than delivery.
The Essential Air Fryer Cookbook for Two: Perfectly Portioned Recipes for Healthier Fried Favorites (2019)
AMAZING AIR FRY RECIPES―NOW MADE FOR 2Almost everyone loves the magic of air frying―a heathier take on yummy fried foods. But not everyone cooks for a large family. This book (unlike those for six to eight people) hits the sweet spot. From Apples Cinnamon Fritters to Louisiana Fried Catfish, every recipe is created just for two.The Essential Air Fryer Cookbook for Two also makes everything fast and easy.
Keto Essentials: 150 Ketogenic Recipes to Revitalize, Heal, and Shed Weight (1) (2017)
Keto Essentials is a complete guide to the latest whole-foods diet trend on everyone’s lips: the ketogenic diet. Vanessa Spina, also known as the Ketogenic Girl, breaks down the science behind the keto diet into an easy-to-digest, step-by-step guide to understanding and following a keto lifestyle.
The Essential Keto Cookbook: 124+ Ketogenic Diet Recipes (Including Keto Meal Plan & Food List) (2016)
2nd Edition: 124+ ketogenic diet recipes to help you feel energized, regain your health, lose weight, and keep you in nutritional ketosis. All recipes now contain nutritional info (including net carb counts).200+ pages of full-color and beautifully-designed ketogenic recipes, filled with helpful cooking tips, high resolution recipe photos, as well as scrumptious and easy keto low-carb) recipes.The Essential Keto Cookbook also includes We've got you covered from morning til night.
The Essential Thyroid Cookbook: Over 100 Nourishing Recipes for Thriving with Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s (2017)
Lisa Markley, MS, RDN and Jill Grunewald, HNC have created a groundbreaking and scientifically supported cookbook for those with Hashimoto’s (autoimmune hypothyroidism). It’s masterfully written and will support you for a lifetime of peak thyroid health no matter where you currently are on your wellness journey.
Essential Puree – The A to Z Guidebook with 67 Pureed Recipes for the Dysphagia Diet (2016)
Delicious puréed recipes for anyone with swallowing disorders, including three levels of Dysphagia (Soft Diet, Modified Soft Diet and Puree Diet). Provides a system for setting up and running a purée kitchen. Taking the guesswork out of the setup, the Essential Purée system is fast, easy, organized and smart. Indispensable for caregivers and families coping with patients with dysphagia or swallowing difficulties, this guidebook features: Tips for making great-tasting purée
Essential Juices and Smoothies (Essentials) (2019)
Juice your way to better health with more than 1,000 easy recipes.Essential Juices and Smoothies contains more than a thousand easy recipes for juices, smoothies, and breakfast bowls, including well-known favorites as well as more exotic—but no less delicious—creations. Understand the nutritional benefits of veggie and fruit ingredients, and find recipes that target specific goals, such as cleansing and detoxifying.
The Essential Home-Ground Flour Book: Learn Complete Milling and Baking Techniques, Includes 100 Delicious Recipes (2016)
The many benefits of home flour milling include taste and flavor and the appeal of making a healthy food that tastes good and is seriously nutritous. Home ground flour milling can also save countless dollars just in the cost of bread alone, especially for those with special dietary needs and restrictions, and improved health leads to reduced medical costs.
The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival (2014)
The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is the only book on foraging and edible weeds to focus on the thirteen weeds found all over the world, each of which represents a complete food source and extensive medical pharmacy and first-aid kit. More than just a field guide to wild edibles, it is a global plan for human survival. When Katrina Blair was eleven she had a life-changing experience where wild plants spoke to her, becko…
Kitchen Confidence: Essential Recipes and Tips That Will Help You Cook Anything: A Cookbook (2014)
A young food star and new mom, Kelsey is an invaluable friend in the kitchen to everyone settling into their first kitchen of their own. Her recipes, which are broken down into simple steps, teach readers how to cook, highlighting key tools and basic techniques everyone should know.
The Essential Cuisines of Mexico: A Cookbook (2009)
More than twenty-five years ago, when Diana Kennedy first published The Cuisines of Mexico, knowledge and appreciation of authentic Mexican cooking were in their infancy. But change was in the air. Home cooks were turning to Julia Child for an introduction to French cuisine and to Marcella Hazan for the tastes of Italy.
Best Essential Cookery Books You Should Enjoy
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Cheap & easy: fast, flavoursome and inexpensive dishes from Britain's best-known writer on vegetarian cookery
Author(s): Elliot, Rose
ID: 2673645, Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers;Thorsons, Year: 2000;2013, Size: 331 Kb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really chart-busters according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown writers. 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.