Saturday, December 12, 2009

Cookbooks Galore

Cookbooks I'd Like to Add to my Collection
Of course I probably need another cookbook like I need a hole in my head. What can I say I'm addicted to books, cookbooks included. I could say that one of my new year's resolutions is to eat healthier, and to cut out fast food, and that I need new recipes. But instead, I'll just present the books I'd like to have.
1) Julie & Julia by Julie Powell. It started as a blog, was made into a movie, and reminded me that cooking can be fun (living alone it can get boring).
2) Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child. No, I have no desire to recreate Julie Powell's experiment. What I would like to do is master the art of making the 5 mother sauces (and no I don't know all of the names, yet).

3) Ace of Cakes by Duff Goldman. I'm already pretty good at baking cakes. I just like watching the show.

4) More Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives by Guy Fieri. I love this show: seeing what other people have come up with, and the off beat places to visit (when I get the chance). It must be time for a road trip.

5) Good Eats by Alton Brown. He not only explains the what of cooking but the why and the how. He keeps the recipes simple (relatively) and the science interesting. And funny.

6) Gear for Your Kitchen by Alton Brown. You have to gear to be a kitchen wizard, and some of the cooking gear is really cool. What I really need, though, is a bigger kitchen to use my gear in.

7) Food Network Favorites from the chefs of Food Network. Do I really need to say anything? :)

8) Food Network Kitchens Favorite Recipes- recipes from the behind the scenes staff at the food network.

9) Cat Cora's Kitchen- It's always interesting watching her on Iron Chef America and seeing what she cooks up with the secret ingredients.

10) Paula Deen's The Deen Family Cookbook. Again. What more needs to be said?

11) Tyler's Ultimate- by Tyler Florence. He's very good at explaining things as he goes on his show. And his recipes all sound incredible.

12) Barefoot in Paris by Ina Garten. French cooking explained by an American, the secret of Julia Child's success.

13) Quick Fix Meals by Robin Miller- my weeks don't seem to work quite the way hers do. But just making the first meal, with enough to heat up as left overs would be a big help.


Celticlibrarian said...

I need to really try that cooking thing. Yes...I suck as a cook. Le sigh.

Ann@sn said...

I'm not bad, just want to expand my repetoire. :)

Philip said...

No doubt, the chap is totally fair.

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