Cookbooks

Good Thins by Jane Grigson
Cookbooks

Good Things by Jane Grigson

Good Things – Introduction Good Things By Jane Grigson is one her classic cookbooks. We have chosen this one for the Food Lovers’ Cookbook Collection, but all of her writings deserve a place. Jane Grigson, born in the North-East of England, was educated at Cambridge University where she gained a […]

The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters
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The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters

The Art of Simple Food – Introduction The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution by Alice Waters is the latest cookbook from the person who was a significant contributor to the fresh food revolution in California and a co-founder of the legendary Chez Panisse […]

Marcella Hazan The Classic Italian Cookbook
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The Classic Italian Cookbook by Marcella Hazan

Marcella Hazan is a feisty character who is highly opinionated in a very nice way. She ‘believes’ in Italian food and she knows how to cook it therefore she expresses her opinions about how it should be done forcefully and with a great deal of clarity. She moved to Florida […]

Cuisine Minceur by Michel Guerard
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Cuisine Minceur by Michel Guérard

Cuisine Minceur by Michel Guérard is one of our favourite and most cherished cookbooks from the 1970s when the Cuisine Minceur craze was sweeping the Western world. We think it deserves a place in the Foodtourist Top Fifty Cookbooks as it changed the mindset of a generation of chefs just […]

Japanese Cooking A simple Art Shizuo Tsuji
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Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art by Shizuo Tsuji

Japanese Cooking : A Simple Art – Introduction Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art by Shizuo Tsuji is a thoughtful and careful book surveying many of the great recipes of Japan. The author was the head of the largest school for the training of professional chefs in Japan. He is a […]

Foodtourist Top Fifty Cookbooks
Cookbooks

The Foodtourist Top Fifty Cookbooks

Introduction to the Foodtourist Top Fifty Cookbooks The following list is our compilation of 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 based on things […]

Margaret Shaida
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The Legendary Cuisine of Persia by Margaret Shaida

Margaret Shaida Introduction The Legendary Cuisine of Persia by Margaret Shaida is a thoughtful and well crafted book by one of the world’s leading cookbook authors. Margaret Shaida was born in the United Kingdom but married an Iranian and went to live in that country for 25 years. It was […]

Land of Plenty
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Land of Plenty: A Treasury of Authentic Sichuan Cooking by Fuchsia Dunlop

Land of Plenty : A Treasury of Authentic Sichuan Cooking by Fuchsia Dunlop is an important book partly because it is written by someone who is clearly passionate about the subject. Fuchsia Dunlop spent time learning to master this cuisine at the Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine in Chengdu, the […]

Stephanie Alexander
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The Cook’s Companion by Stephanie Alexander

Stephanie Alexander Introduction The Cook’s Companion by Stephanie Alexander is one of those truly great cookbooks that rank alongside The Joy of Cooking and La Bonne Cuisine. Many people write about food, but there are few true food writers. Only a handful combine a deep understanding of and appreciation for […]

Simple French Food by Richard Olney
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Simple French Food by Richard Olney

Simple French Food – An Introduction Simple French Food by Richard Olney is a thoughtful, erudite and compelling book from one of the greatest food writers of the last century. Olney’s passion for French food and for simplicity in preparation and presentation shines through every page. Richard Olney deserves his […]