The Five Greatest Cookbooks Of All Time

Dozens of cookbooks have been published in the past, but among them, stands these five great cookbooks that will inspire anyone with their wonderful recipes and ideas.

The Cook’s Companion by Stephanie Alexander

The Cook's Companion

As the cookbook’s title suggests, the book will turn into your kitchen’s companion once you discover the amazing recipe and ideas it has for you. The Cook’s Companion initially came into publication in 1996 and 2014; the cookbook had a revision where two chapters were added and an additional 70 recipes added to the cookbook. Now, the book has close to 1000 recipes, and you cannot miss anything to cook. The cookbook contains carefully explained information, about recipes, kitchen equipment, and cooking techniques. Alexander believes that you need some inspiration in the kitchen and that is why she included some advice and encouragement in her great cookbook. The cookbook earned a nickname “kitchen bible” because of its great recipes and cooking techniques. It can turn non-cooks into cooks within a short period. Following the guidelines in the cookbook will give you one of the best kitchen experience you will ever have.

Isa Does it by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Isa Does It

Isa Chandra wrote this fantastic recipe book and it is regarded as one of the top vegan cookbooks in the vegan community.   But even for those who don’t subscribe to a cruelty-free lifestyle, you can still get a lot of mileage out of these recipes.  The cookbook contains more than 150 new recipes that every foodie should try out. The recipe will make you cook delicious meals using fresh ingredients any time and day. All you need to do is to check the “magical recipes.”You will not need to worry if you are not a good vegan chef because this great cookbook will give you clear and incisive directions that will make you an adventurous and fulfilling experience and you will have a lot of fun cooking. The meals can be prepared within 30 minutes, and the ingredients are available in supermarkets and pantry. Isa has also included ways by which you can improve your cooking time and also some useful kitchen tips. Though the cookbook will be most enjoyed by vegans, anyone can use it. By reading Isa Does It, you can make excellent weeknight meals and some fabulous one-bowl desserts.

Kitchen Diaries by Nigel Slater

Kitchen Diaries

This is a cookbook that will make you think carefully about everything that you put in your mouth. Looking for the right food, at the right place and when it is an opportune time? The cookbook provides some brilliant ideas that you should try out. Nigel Slater has written this book in a personal way such that we have a look into his pantry, a walk into the local farmers’ markets and a glimpse of the simplest meals he puts on his table. The Kitchen Diaries show some seasonal dishes and the elements behind the dishes. Nigel shows how food should be prepared using delicious recipes and how the food should be enjoyed. The Kitchen Diaries has got you covered no matter the season.

Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi

Plenty Vibrant

Yotam Ottolenghi published his cookbook in May 2010, and the cookbook has since won a Galaxy Book Award in 2011 and Observers Food Monthly also in 2011. The cookbook is one of the greatest vegetarian cookbooks of all time Ottolenghi has included 120 vegetarian recipes featuring a good number of ingredients, combinations, and flavors that every vegetarian will like them. Moreover, the vegetarian recipes are approached in different ways, including different food cultures, seasonality and freshness and they come in an original way. Because the cookbook is full of vegetarian recipes, it does not necessarily mean it is only for vegans. The book is best for both vegetarians and meat-eaters. Every recipe is accompanied by a photo that portrays the dish.

Irma S. Rombauer’s the Joy of Cooking

joy of cooking

This cookbook came into publication in the year 1931, and it has since sold over 18 million copies. So far, the book has seven editions, and it is frequently found in most cooks’ libraries and commercial kitchens. The methods in the book were originally mainly for people who mostly cooked for their families, but the recipes have been reconceived with modern dishes and tastes as time goes by. The cookbook contains different recipes including for vegetarian meals. It includes different kinds of ingredients, and they are described thoroughly. Whether you need basic cooking techniques or a complex one, the cookbook has got you covered. In this great cookbook, bakers are not left behind as the book has baking and dessert chapters that are well covered. The cookbook is a combination of old and new and it has been inspired by many great American cooks.

These five great cookbooks can inspire anyone, regardless whether you are a vegan or a meat-eater. The cookbooks will make you fall in love with cooking.

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