New cookbooks

Posted in food at 2:42 pm by wingerz


While I fear that my cookbook collection will never quite reach the size of my friend Amy’s, it grew quite a bit this holiday season. There’s a good mix of practical, inspirational, and theoretical content.

How to Cook Everything, Mark Bittman. Saw this at 50% off at Borders. Had flipped through some of his books that Jess owned, and I appreciate the straightforwardness of his recipes. This is a great reference too.
On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen, Harold McGee. From my sister. When she took a cooking class at Caltech, the chef gave everyone a copy of this book. Goes into the science of cooking complete with chemical formulas and all.
ATK Family Baking book, ATK. How could I not pick up a new ATK cookbook over the holidays? Hoping to make a lot of tasty desserts from here.
The French Laundry Cookbook, Thomas Keller and friends. From Jen. Enjoying reading some of the anecdotes from the restaurant and looking at the amazing food. I don’t know if I’ll tackle anything in here, but it’s fun to flip through it for ideas.


  1. nimes said,

    January 4, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    harold mcgee is the coolest. he graduated from caltech too :D

  2. wingerz said,

    January 5, 2009 at 1:02 am

    why am i not surprised? chris kimball went to columbia, according to wikipedia.

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