Cookbooks I actually use (and love)

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Cookbook – my friend Lauri turned me onto this cookbook from a New York landmark, and every recipe seems solid. These folks know about FLAVOR! I actually haven’t made any of the meat in this cookbook – I found myself turning to it over and over while cooking at my vegetarian cafe!!

When they say “the Best”, it’s true. They have turned recipe comparisons into a science. The same recipes you get in the beautiful Cook’s Illustrated magazines, but in a quick-to-find format.

 

 

Cookwise

I recommend this cookbook to anyone trying to figure out the WHY of cooking and baking. This info will make you a better chef or baker and allow you to feel more comfortable working outside the rigidity of an exact recipe. It also has some great recipes in it, like her biscuits.

2 Comments »

  1. Anna said

    Hi,
    I just stumbled over your site, while looking for banana bread.
    I smiled at you, when I read your comments about “Cook’s illustrated”.

    Since my husband died, a little over a year ago, I am not cooking as much, as I did before… however, I still enjoy just reading the recipes, and like you, I am faszinated about their “research”.

    I also have and use the “Best Recipe”book . My other “cooking bible” is a 10- volume German cookbook, (Menue-Kochbuch) which I bought in 1970, and when I came here in 1981, this was one of the treasures, I brought with me
    …. I still use it. Most of my other cook books I gave away.

    cooking-friendly greetings
    from Nashville

    -Anna

  2. sheila joy said

    hi,michele.it’s good to know your still creating great food.i’m still stringing beads in nashville.roger says hi.

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