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Bookshelf: 12 days of cookbooks

Dec 1st, 2019 | Category: Books, Cooking

Cookbooks are so much fun and the holidays are here! It was hard to narrow down favorite picks, but these 12 cookbooks are sure to please. Enjoy! cookbook images web

#1 – Look Cook Eat: 200 Recipes Without Wordsis a fun take on a cookbook, using minimal words and maximum imagery to explain recipe instructions. The title implies this cookbook contains literally no words, however there are indeed words, just not nearly as many as one would normally find. Take a look at this one if you enjoy learning visually.

#2 – The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefsfrom America’s Test Kitchen puts young chefs in the right direction with proven recipes, including set-by-step photos, tips, and techniques. These recipes were tested by more than 5,000 kids, and offers something for all skill levels. A perfect fit for young chefs baking in their home kitchens.

#3 – With the new Star Wars movie is coming out this month, your Star Wars fan will also enjoy the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook. Written by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Marc Sumerak, this one includes all sorts of out-of-this-world related recipes, such as Rey’s Polystarch Portion Bread and Ronto Wraps.

#4 – The World In My Kitchenby Sally Brown and Kate Morris is a great cookbook for kids interested in the world. Explore cultures and places across the globe and cook up dishes from far-away lands. The recipes are fun and easy to make at home. Head to the internet for more recipes once you’ve cooked everything in this book.

#5- Red Hot Kitchen: Classic Asian Chili Saucesfrom Scratch by Diana Kuanincludes recipes for people who love hot sauce, from just a little kick to beyond scorching hot. This cookbook celebrates hot sauce – the heat, the spice, the flavor – and how it flavors meals. You know someone who loves hot sauce? Try this one.

#6 – Six Ingredients with Six Sisters’ Stuff: 100+ Fast and Easy Family Mealsfrom Six Sisters is just what it says it is. Each recipe contains only six ingredients or less – entrees, side dishes, desserts,  appetizers, and more. These are better-than-good recipes for a family or roommates to tackle, or even on your own. There’s also a Kids Favorites section.

#7 – Skillet Love: From Steak to Cake: More Than 150 Recipes in One Cast-Iron Panis for the lovers of the skillet. Author Anne Byrn presented 160 recipes that can be made in a 12-inch cast iron skillet. From breakfast to lunch, and dessert to dinner, you’ll find mouth watering recipes throughout these pages. Byrn includes how to properly care for your skillet  and some great history tidbits.

#8 – The Adventurous Eaters Club: Mastering the Art of Family Mealtimeby Misha Collins and Vicki Collins offers inspiration and exploration for your family in the kitchen and at the table. Move past chicken fingers and mac and cheese for creative foods that all will enjoy. Learn together, cook together, and explore together as a family.

#9 – “I can’t cook.” Do you know anyone who says this? Gwyn Novak’s How to Cook for Beginnersbreaks down the basics for beginners in the kitchen. This is completely Kitchen 101 – learn about equipment and care, kitchen safety, what to keep in a stocked pantry, techniques and tips, and more. Get a hold of the kitchen experience and bring on the recipes.

#10 – The Perfect Pie: Your Ultimate Guide to Classic and Modern Pies, Tarts, Galettes, and Moreis a perfect gift for those who love baking pies and tarts. There are recipes of all kinds, from classics to modern, and rustic and whimsical, all delicious to read through. This cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen will help you perfect your flakiest pie crust, decorations, fillings, and flavors, and introduce some amazing tips and techniques.

#11 – Vegan for Everybody: Foolproof Plant-Based Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and In-Between will delight any eater. It’s satisfying, flavorful,  comforting, and fresh. Another cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen (yes, we’re big fans) offers more than 200 great-tasting recipes with vegetables, salads and grains at the heart of many of them. Enjoy the mail dishes, with appetizers and baked goods as well. Dig in.

#12 – The World Sauces Cookbookby Mark C. Stevens  presented 60 sauces from all over the world, and more than 30 accompanying recipes for sides and entrées. Get tips for prepping and storing the sauces, as well as a flavor profile and spice index for each recipe. From Asia to the Middle East, and Africa to Europe and the Americas, get a taste of some of the world’s favorite sauces and how they can be used in your kitchen.

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