Whether you’re a beginner cook or a seasoned pro, there’s always something new to learn in the kitchen. And what better way to learn than with a good cookbook?
There are cookbooks out there for every skill level and interest, so whether you’re looking to learn how to make basic dishes or you’re ready to tackle more complex recipes, there’s a book for you.
Here are a few of the best cooking books for every skill level:
- The Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker. This classic cookbook has been around for over 80 years, and for good reason. It’s packed with helpful tips and instructions, and it covers everything from basic cooking techniques to more complex recipes.
- Cooking for Two by Pam Anderson. This cookbook is perfect for busy cooks who want to make delicious meals for two. The recipes are simple and easy to follow, and they use ingredients that are readily available.
- The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Cooking by Jeff Smith. This cookbook is a great resource for beginner cooks. It covers everything from the basics of kitchen safety to more advanced cooking techniques.
For Intermediate Cooks
- The Food Lab by J. Kenji López-Alt. This cookbook is packed with science-based cooking advice and recipes. If you’re interested in learning more about how food works, this is the cookbook for you.
- Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, and Simone Beck. This classic cookbook is a must-have for any serious cook. It covers the basics of French cuisine, and it includes some of the most iconic French recipes.
- The Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg. This cookbook is a great resource for anyone who wants to learn more about flavor combinations. It lists over 2,000 flavor pairings, so you can always find the perfect combination of ingredients for your dish.
For Advanced Cooks
- The French Laundry Cookbook by Thomas Keller. This cookbook is a must-have for any fan of fine dining. It includes recipes from the world-renowned restaurant, The French Laundry.
- Eleven Madison Park by Daniel Humm and Will Guidara. This cookbook is a must-have for any fan of modern American cuisine. It includes recipes from the world-renowned restaurant, Eleven Madison Park.
- Noma: The Cookbook by René Redzepi. This cookbook is a must-have for any fan of Nordic cuisine. It includes recipes from the world-renowned restaurant, Noma.
No matter what your skill level, there’s a cookbook out there that’s perfect for you. So get in the kitchen and start cooking!