Cookbooks

All About Braising
Cookbooks

All About Braising by Mollie Stevens

All About Braising – Introduction All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking by Molly Stevens is an excellent book about an intriguing topic. We love the technique of braising whether it be for meats or vegetables or legumes or nuts. This book sets out the techniques required in appealing […]

New Spanish Table
Cookbooks / Spain

The New Spanish Table by Anya van Bremzen

New Spanish Table – An Introduction The New Spanish Table by Anya von Bremzen is a clever book. While it is organised along the traditional lines of grouping dishes into soups, eggs, salads, seafood and so on, she also manages to seamlessly make the book a tour of Spain and […]

Foodtourist Top Fifty French Provincial Cooking
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The Foodtourist Top Fifty Cookbooks

Introduction to the Foodtourist Top Fifty Cookbooks The following list is our compilation of the Foodtourist Top Fifty cookbooks that we think have contributed to a better understanding of cooking and cuisines. It is an idiosyncratic list because we want to delve into all sorts of culinary nooks and crannies […]

Bouchon Keller and Cerciello
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Bouchon – An Important Cookbook

Bouchon – An Introduction Thomas Keller is rightly regarded as one of the world’s leading chefs. He is a passionate, obsessive and masterful practitioner who has been delighting diners at his Yountville establishment, The French Laundry for many years. He has also opened a New York restaurant, Per Se, in […]

The Compleat Housewife
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The Compleat Housewife a popular cookbook by Eliza Smith

The Compleat Housewife – Introduction The Compleat Housewife by Eliza Smith was first published in England in 1727 and went on to become one of the most enduring cookbooks on both sides of the Atlantic. Because this is the first review we have posted on an 18th Century cookbook (the […]

Bones - Recipes, History & Lore McLagan
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Bones – Recipes, History, and Lore by Jennifer McLagan

Bones – Recipes, History and Lore – Introduction Jennifer McLagan is an Australian-born chef who has plied her trade in Australia, England, Europe and Canada. Her books follow an idiosyncratic path, cleverly concentrating on topics that most other writers avoid. The topics of her books include Bones, Fat, Bitter, Odd […]

Colonial Cookbook
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The Colonial Cookbook by The Aristologist

The Colonial Cookbook – Introduction The Colonial Cookbook was written by Edward Abbott under the pseudonym The Australian Aristologist. It was the first Australian cookbook published (1864) even though it was printed in London. The full title was the unwieldly “The English and Australian Cookery Book. Cookery for the Many, […]

Classic Russian Cooking
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Classic Russian Cooking by Elena Molokhovets

Classic Russian Cooking – Introduction Classic Russian Cooking – A gift to young housewives by Elena Molokhovets is a significant book in the history of Russian cuisine and one of the great utilitarian cookbooks of the world ranking alongside Stephanie Alexander’s The Cook’s Companion, Eliza Acton’s Modern Cookery for Private […]

Joy of Cooking by Rombauer
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Joy of Cooking by Irma Rombauer

Joy of Cooking: Introduction Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer was first published by Irma Rombauer in 1931. It soon became the cookbook of choice throughout the United States. It is somewhat derivative of Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management in that it is not just a recipe book […]

Recipes of all Nations
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Recipes of All Nations – A large work by “Countess Morphy”

Recipes of All Nations: Introduction Recipes of All Nations by ‘Countess Morphy’ is a fascinating tour of recipes from all around the world that was very popular in the United Kingdom in the 1930s. It has some flaws and the author wasn’t a countess, but it is still an interesting […]