Some of you have messaged me in the past asking for cookbook recommendations, so here I’ve compiled a list of (most of) mine. They appear in alphabetical order, though the ones with asterisks (*) are the ones I use with most frequency. I’ve also made note of those that may be of interest to cooks with special dietary restrictions. Enjoy!


  • Ad Hoc at Home, Thomas Keller *
  • Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook, Anthony Bourdain
  • Dining with Sherlock Holmes, Julia C. Rosenblatt and Fredric H. Sonnenschmidt
  • Eat Like a Man, Ryan D’Agostino, David Granger, and Tom Colicchio
  • The Flavor Bible, Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg
  • Home Made, Yvette van Boven
  • My Last Supper, Melanie Dunea
  • My Last Supper: The Next Course, Melanie Dunea
  • New England Soup Factory Cookbook, Marjorie Druker and Clara Silverstein *
  • Pretty Delicious, Candice Kumai
  • Real Fast Food, Nigel Slater *
  • Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, Dinah Bucholz


  • Asian, Linda Desser
  • Cooking with Italian Grandmothers, Jessica Theroux
  • Falling Cloudberries, Tessa Kiros
  • The Foods & Wines of Spain, Penelope Casas
  • From Mom with Love: Complete Guide to Indian Cooking & Entertaining, Pushpa Bharghava
  • The Mafia Cookbook, Joseph Iannuzzi
  • Mangoes & Curry Leaves: Culinary Travels through the Great Subcontinent, Alford Duguid
  • Moro East, Samuel Clark and Sam Clark
  • My Grandmother’s Chinese Kitchen, Eileen Yin-Fei Lo
  • The New Book of Middle Eastern Food, Claudia Roden *
  • The New Indian Cooking Course, Manisha Kanami and Shehzad Husain *
  • Thai Street Food, David Thompson
  • Twelve: A Tuscan Cookbook, Tessa Kiros *
  • Wok & Stir-Fry, Cook’s Library *


  • The Cheesemonger’s Kitchen, Chester Hastings and Joseph De Leo
  • Fresh from the Market, Laurent Tourondel, Charlotte March, and Quentin Bacon
  • Harvest to Heat: Cooking with America’s Best Chefs, Farmers, and Artisans, Darryl Estrine, Kelly Kochendorfer, and Alice Waters
  • In Season: Cooking with Vegetables and Fruits, Sarah Raven *
  • Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America’s Farmers Markets, Deborah Madison (100% vegetarian)
  • Lucid Food: Cooking for an Eco-Conscious Life, Louisa Shafia
  • Miss Dahl’s Voluptuous Delights, Sophie Dahl *
  • Plenty, Yotam Ottolenghi (100% vegetarian) *
  • Ripe, Nigel Slater
  • The Santa Monica Farmer’s Market Cookbook, Amelia Saltsman
  • Super Natural Every Day, Heidi Swanson (100% vegetarian)
  • Tender, Nigel Slater *
  • The Urban Pantry, Amy Pennington and Della Chen
  • Veganomicon, Isa Moskowitz and Terry Romero (100% vegan, very GF-friendly)
  • Very Fond of Food, Sophie Dahl *


  • Alice’s Tea Cup, Haley Fox and Lauren Fox *
  • A Baker’s Tour, Nick Malagieri
  • Baking, Dorie Greenspan
  • The Bread Book, Sara Lewis
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Tea, Rose Carrarini
  • Chocolate, Cook’s Library
  • Chocolate: A Love Story, Max Brenner *
  • The Cookie and Biscuit Bible, Catherine Atkinson *
  • Dessert University, Roland Mesnier
  • Desserts to Die For, Marcel Desauliniers
  • Discover Chocolate, Clay Gordon
  • The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook, Elana Amsterdam (100% GF)
  • Junior’s Cheesecake Cookbook, Alan Rosen, Beth Allen, and Mark Mark Ferri
  • The King Arthur Flour 200th Anniversary Cookbook
  • Pillsbury Best Desserts
  • Rose’s Heavenly Cakes, Rose Levy Beranbaum
  • Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey, Jill O’Connor and Leigh Beisch *
  • Tartine, Elisabeth Prueitt, Chad Robertson, France Ruffenach, and Alice Waters *


  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver
  • French Women Don’t Get Fat, Mireille Guiliano
  • French Women For All Seasons, Mireille Guiliano
  • Life is Meals: A Food Lover’s Book of Days, James Salter and Kay Salter
  • M. F. K. Fisher among the Pots and Pans: Celebrating Her Kitchens, Joan Reardon
  • My Life in France, Julia Child and Alex Prud’Homme
  • The Physiology of Taste, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin


  • Comfortably Unaware, Richard A. Oppelander
  • In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, Michael Pollan
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan
  • The World Peace Diet, Dr. Will Tuttle


  • The Art of Living According to Joe Beef: A Cookbook of Sorts, Jennifer May
  • The Blackberry Farm Cookbook: Four Seasons of Great Food and the Good Life, Sam Beall
  • Hot Sour Salty Sweet: A Culinary Journey Through Southeast Asia, Naomi Duguid
  • The Italian Farmer’s Table: Authentic Recipes and Local Lore from Northern Italy, Matthew Scialabba
  • La Tartine Gourmand: Recipes for an Inspired Life, BĂ©atrice Peltre
  • Love, Laughter, and Lunch, Helen Tsanos Sheinman
  • Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Julia Child
  • Mediterranean Street Food, Anissa Helou
  • My Vietnam: Stories and Recipes, Luke Nguyen
  • Radically Simple, Rozanne Gold

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