Any serious cook turns to cookbooks for inspiration, and that is a fact. You can’t just invent recipes, especially when it comes to pastry. That’s why I’ve made you this list that has, in my opinion, the best cookbooks of all time.
One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is to browse through my favorite cookbooks, going back through what I’ve marked with ripped up post it’s. Then once I’ve done that, I go back through the rest of the book anyway, just in case there’s a recipe that I missed.
While I do love going to the market and deciding on my recipes after I’ve purchased whatever beautiful produce is in season, I also do love starting with a recipe and going off to hunt for the ingredients.
I wanted to give you a little top 10 list of my absolute favorite cookbooks. I turn to them when I need inspiration in the kitchen, either using their recipes as a jumping off point, or following them religiously. I’ve learned which of these chef’s recipes I can tinker with, and which ones will never let me down.
The best cookbooks of all time
- My Mexico City Kitchen
- Nothing Fancy
- Dining In
- Le dessert etait presque parfait
- Inde: toutes les bases de la cuisine Indienne
- The Silver Spoon
- La Patisserie Naturelle
And when it comes to wine, my absolute favorite book (in French) is Le Vin C’est Pas Sorcier. This book does an excellent job of demystifying wine and clearly explaining how to understand various grape varieties, regions, wine-making processes, and more!
I would really love to know what your favorite cookbooks are, as I’m always looking for more inspiration in the kitchen. Is there a cookbook that you just can’t live without? Let me know in the comments or reach out to me on Instagram!
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