I’ve loved to cook since I was in grade school. As an adult, I go through seasons of creatively experimenting with cooking, and seasons of cooking for survival. (This whole gluten-free business really put a damper on my stress baking tendencies, or I would include that as its own category. Sigh.)
In creative times and dead-practical ones, these terrific cookbooks have been by my side. When I’m in survival mode (in the kitchen, at least) my favorite cookbooks hold sure-fire recipes that will get dinner on the table, fast. When I’m in experimentation mode, these same books are an invitation to explore.
Today I’m sharing my favorite cookbooks. A caveat: I’m really looking forward to the comfort foods that accompany cooler weather, and that may have influenced my choices here. (Maybe I should make another list for spring?) Until April, I’m sticking with these favorites:
I also have a soft spot for the foodie memoir genre. Some of my favorites that I actually cook from are A Homemade Life, Bread and Wine, Garlic and Sapphires, The Kitchen Counter Cooking School, and My Berlin Kitchen. These all have excellent recipes and make excellent bedtime reading.
What are your favorite cookbooks? Please share in comments.