Never underestimate the power of a cookbook. Flipping through the pages, looking at the photos of food you’d love to eat, reading how “simple” it can be accomplished—cookbooks are inspiring things. We love to have them around—even if we don’t try out new recipes as often as we like. Here are some of the ones currently taking up space on our Amazon wish list.
“The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook”
The cookbook companion to the super popular food blog Smitten Kitchen by Deb Perelman is perfect for foodies in training. It’s all about approachable home cooking and easy to follow recipes that still yield delicious results.
Many consider Chad Robertson, co-owner of Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, the best bread man in the US. In this “baker’s guidebook” he gives up his recipe basics and includes plenty of step-by-step photos to help you out even more.
“Cowgirl Chef: Texas Cooking with a French Accent”
You can take the girl out of Texas… But when Texan Ellise Pierce moved to Paris she learned that you can’t take the Texas out of a girl’s cooking style. Or more, that you shouldn’t. From mango salsa to chipotle créme fraîche, her Southern-French style will inspire and entertain.
“Dinner: A Love Story”
For Jenny Rosenstrach, cooking dinner every night is a must. Part cookbook, part family survival guide, this book features tons of meal ideas and tips on how to make dinner time “fun” again.
“Martha’s American Food: A Celebration of Our Nation’s Most Treasured Dishes, from Coast to Coast”
Nobody does cookbooks like Martha. So you can bet when she publishes one filled with comfort food recipes from coast to c