Your Favorite Cookbooks.

A few months ago, I put a little question box on Instagram and asked for cookbook suggestions from you guys. I’d like to build up my little cookbook collection, but I’d rather not have cookbooks sitting on my shelf that I don’t use. I knew you guys would have the best suggestions, and wow. You all came through. I had hundreds of responses of books you all say you use over and over again. I had to get all of this crowdsourced cookbook knowledge down here. I’ve separated by Baking, Weeknight cooking, Weekend/Date Night Cooking, Cooking Basics, and special dietary cookbooks. Each cookbook is listed by title, author, and then if you click on it, it will take you to amazon to look at the description. They are affiliate links so if you choose to purchase, I will get a little kickback (like 10 cents. just trying to put dinner on the table here. lolol.) This list makes my librarian heart sing! I’m going to start requesting one from the library every week and I’ll browse through, pick a couple recipes to try and see if it’s worth purchasing to have and to hold forever and ever. I thought you guys might like to see the list if you too are looking to beef up your collections! As always, I’ll share reviews on Instagram, and I’ll share any I decide to buy too. Side note: can’t believe the number of vegetarian cookbooks suggested!


Baking

Sister pie, Lisa Ludwinski
The Book on Pie, Erin Jeanne McDowell (This is my suggestion! I very much love this cookbook!)
Tate’s Bake Shop Cookbook, Kathleen King
Bake the Seasons, Marcella DiLonardo
Flour Water Salt Yeast, Ken Forkish
Flour and Grace, Valerie Kuhns
Tartine Bread, Chad Robertson (I have and love this book. It’s my sourdough bible!)
Midwest Made, Shauna Sever
100 cookies, Sarah Kieffer
Flour, Joanne Chang
Bread Toast Crumbs, Alexandra Stafford
Dessert Person, Claire Saffitz
Sweet, Yotam Ottolenghi 
Sally’s Baking Addiction, Sally McKenney


Cooking Basics

Betty Crocker Cookbook
Fat Salt Acid Heat, Samin Nosrat
How to Cook Without A Book, Pam Anderson
Americas Test Kitchen Cookbook
Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Julia Child
The Art of Simple Food, Alice Waters
Small Victories, Valerie Turshen
The Joy of Cooking, Irma Rombauer
Minimalist Kitchen, Melissa Coleman


Simple, Everyday Dinners

Skinnytaste One and Done, Gina Homolka
Half Baked Harvest Super Simple, Tieghan Gerard
Half Baked Harvest Every Day, Tieghan Gerard
Jamie Deen’s Good Food, Jamie Deen
Feeding a Family, Sarah Waldman
All About Dinner, Molly Stevens
The Modern Proper, Holly Erickson
Dinner, Melissa Clark
Vietnamese Food Any Day, Andrea Nguyen
Local Dirt and Dishing up the Dirt by Andrea Bemis
Taste of Home Cast Iron Cookbook
Let Me Feed You, Rosie Daykin
Magnolia Table, Joanna Gaines
100 Days of Real Food, Lisa Leake
Everyday Dinners, Jessica Merchant
Huckle & Goose, Anca Toderic
It’s All Easy, Gwyneth Paltrow
Everyday Dinners, Jessica Merchant
Hope’s Table, Hope Helmuth
Pioneer Woman Cooks, Ree Drumond
Ottolenghi’s Simple, Yotam Ottolenghi
Dinner: A Love Story, Jenny Rosenstrach
Grains for Every Season, Joshua McFadden
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, Deb Perlman
Scrumptious, Christy Denney
Comfortable Kitchen, Alex Snodgrass
A Year of Simple Family Food, Julia Busuttil Nishimura
The Complete Slow Cooker, America’s Test Kitchen
Once Upon a Chef, Jennifer Segal
Milk Street Tuesday Night, Christopher Kimball
Prairie Homestead Cookbook, Jill Winger


Date Night/Weekend Cooking

Cravings, Chrissy Teigan
Jerusalem, Yotam Ottolenghi
The Little House Cookbook, Barbara M. Walker
Cook Beautiful, Athena Calderone
Tangy Tart Hot and Sweet, Padma Lakshmi
Nothing Fancy, Alison Roman
Ina Garten cookbooks
How Easy Is That Is
Eating Out Loud, Eden Grinshpan
Giada’s Italy, Giada Di Laurentiis
A Love of Eating: Recipes from Tart London
Cook this Book, Molly Baz
Williams Sonoma Brunch and Breakfast, Norman Kolpas
Simply Julia, Julia Turshen
Williams Sonoma Comfort Food
The Lost Kitchen, Erin French
The picnic, Marnie Hanel ( I NEED this book)
Cooking With Nonna, Rossella Rago
Molly on the Range, Molly Yeh
Sprouted Kitchen, Sara Forte
Let’s Stay In, Ashley Rodriguez
Dishing Up Maine, Brooke Dojny


Special Dietary

My New Roots, Sarah Britton (vegetarian)
Cook Once, Eat All Week, Cassy Joy Garcia (gluten free)
The Nourished Kitchen, Jennifer McGruther (traditional foods lifestyle)
Ruffage, Abra Berens (vegetarian)
Love and Lemons, Jeanine Donofrio (vegetarian)
The Forest Feast, Erin Gleeson (vegetarian)
My Darling Lemon Thyme, Emma Galloway (vegetarian, gluten free)
Little Green Kitchen, David Frenkiel (vegetarian)
Run Fast, Eat Slow, Shalane Flanagan (for athletes)
Love Real Food, by Kathryne Taylor (vegetarian)
Nourishing Traditions, Sally Fallon (traditional foods)
Lexi’s Clean Kitchen, Alexis Kornblum (paleo)
Mostly Plants, Tracy Pollan (vegetarian)
Simple Green Suppers, Susie Middleton (vegetarian)
Whole by Natural Harry (vegetarian)
Oh She Glows, Angela Liddon (vegan)
Elsa’s Wholesome Life, Ellie B (vegetarian)
No Crumbs Left, Teri Turner (whole30)

The ones I’ve requested from the library – Half Baked Harvest Super Simple, The Modern Proper, Sister Pie, Hope’s Table

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