Books to Read

I have a lot of cookbooks; they take pride of place on our kitchen shelves, of course, but they also crop up on shelves and in cabinets around our house. I love them for their recipes (obviously), and because they’re beautiful, full of enchanting writing, and a wonderful way to become inspired to meal plan or simply try new things.

I could talk a lot about cookbooks, but I’ll be brief; here is a list of recommended books if you like any of the food that I make. Since I don’t have a book of my own (yet!), I thought I’d share who inspires me. You’ll notice a lot of my recipes are adapted from, or inspired by, this core contingent of cookbooks. These authors are well known in the cooking community for big flavors, interesting flavor combinations, and often fun anecdotes to accompany their recipes. Happy reading!

Dining In by Alison Roman
Nothing Fancy by Alison Roman
Eating Out Loud by Eden Grinshpan
Dinner by Melissa Clark
The Cook You Want to Be by Andy Baraghani
Sunday Suppers at Lucques by Suzanne Goin
My Paris Kitchen by David Lebovitz
One Tin Bakes by Edd Kimber
A Good Day to Bake by Benjamina Ebuehi
Saving the Season by Kevin West
Sweet Cream & Sugar Cones by Kris Hoogerhyde, Anne Walker, Dabney Gough