Which Cookbooks Were Rated The Best Of 2010?

Best Cookbooks of 2010

I collect cookbooks like they were going to be obsolete one day! That said, I know a lot of folks out there love to do the same or at least collect the recipes. About this time every year, I begin to wonder what the best cookbooks of the year are and begin to plan which ones I might want to pick up - for myself or for someone for the holidays.

Here are some great ideas on the Best Cookbooks of 2010!


WHAT MAKES A COOKBOOK A BEST COOKBOOK


I went to several different sources to come up with some ideas on the Best Cookbooks of 2010 and everyone will obviously have a different opinion. These are just ideas on what cookbooks are out there this year and why they are considered to be some of the best in their class.

But what is the criteria that one should consider when selecting a cookbook, either for themselves or someone else?

Here are some ideas on attributes and the different kind of audience these cookbooks may benefit.


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PROFESSIONAL COOK

This is someone who lives and breathes cooking. Maybe this person even runs a catering business or a full scale food preparation operation such as a restaurant. This type of person needs serious cookbooks defining everything from soup to nuts, although the cookbooks can be specific, such as a cookbook about baking scones or a specific book on Cajun cooking. Specialty cookbooks of a professional nature are great gifts for the chef any time.


JUST MARRIED

Newlyweds always need cookbooks - at least if they want to survive on anything other than take-out and fast food! For the just married, cookbooks most often are all-encompassing, meaning in that cookbook, you could look up how to boil an egg and the next day, look up how to cook a meatloaf; still another day how to carve a turkey. These are usually basic cover everything cookbooks that people generally save for years and years. These cookbooks usually have many different recipes for the same dish and then many instructions on 'how to' throughout the cookbook. These 'standard' cookbooks are great wedding gifts.

CAN'T COOK - TWO BROWN THUMBS

These are the folks who want to try to cook but they have a hard time with it. For some reason, everything they try, things burn up or just don't come out right. Cookbooks for these folks are usually simple and come with many illustrations - and fewer ingredients. These are cookbooks that lead a person to want to cook more by being successful rather than facing culinary disasters. These can also be great cookbooks for college students or people with minimal time or money for cooking. This kind of cookbook makes an excellent graduation gift or starting school present.

BUSY COOK

Cookbooks for the busy cook are usually geared towards quick and easy menus and recipes that require very little prep. These cookbooks are more along the lines of nutrition but keeping the recipes short and sweet and to the point - maybe mixing in some already prepared foods to go along with natural foods or foods in their uncooked state. Busy cook cookbooks are also usually chock full of ideas on how to save time and prepare food ahead. This makes a great gift for someone who has just gone back to work and has a busy family life.

HEART-HEALTHY OR SPECIAL DIET

These specialty cookbooks are geared towards people with special needs - or people who are extremely health conscious for one reason or the other. Most often, the recipes are either low in fat or cholesterol, or low in 'bad' carbs or sugar, although there are many cookbooks that are specific to one particular illness. Cookbooks from this category are a great idea for someone who is battling a particular disease or is needing to cut back on certain foods, learn better ways of cooking for a health reason. This can be a really neat gift for someone who for instance just had heart stenting. It makes a great get-well gift!

COOKING ENTHUSIAST

These cookbooks would be aimed at someone like myself - someone who absolutely loves to cook and try new recipes and who is always trying to tweak them to make them better. Basically, cookbooks in this category can be anywhere from gourmet cookbooks on the order of Bon Appetit to specialty cookbooks on how to make your own pasta. If you know the tastes of the cook, you can better match a cookbook to his or her skill level. These cookbooks make excellent gifts for yourself!

The Best Cookbooks of 2010

BESTSELLING COOKBOOKS ACCORDING TO BROWN-EYED BAKER

  • The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz
  • Baking Illustrated by America's Test Kitchen
  • The Bread Baker's Apprentice by Peter Reinhart
  • Julia's Kitchen Wisdom by Julia Child

PICKS BY INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CULINARY PROFESSIONALS

  • Stephanie Alexander's Kitchen Garden Companion by Stephanie Alexander
  • My New Orleans: The Cookbook by John Besh
  • Go Fish by Al Brown
  • Gourmet Today by Ruth Reichl
  • Williams-Sonoma Family Meals by Maria Helm Sinskey
  • Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking by Eileen Yin-Fei Lo
  • Of Sugar and Snow: A History of Ice Cream Making by Jeri Quinzio
  • Waste by Tristram Stuart
  • Ad Hoc at Home by Thomas Keller and Dave Cruz
  • The New Portuguese Table: Exciting Flavors from Europe’s Western Coast by David Leite
  • The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing, Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery by Rebecca Katz and Mat Edelson

JAMES BEARD AWARD COOKBOOKS BY CATEGORY

AMERICAN

  • My New Orleans by John Besh
  • Real Cajun by Donald Link
  • The Lee Brothers Simple Fresh Southern: Knockout Dishes with Down-Home Flavor by Matt lee and Ted Lee

BAKING/DESSERT

  • Baking by James Peterson
  • DamGoodSweet: Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth, New Orleans Style by David Guas, Raquel Pelzel
  • Peter Reinhart’s Artisan Breads Every Day by Peter Reinhart

BEVERAGE

  • Been Doon So Long: A Randall Grahm Vinthology by Randall Grahm
  • The King of Vodka: The Story of Pyotr Smirnov and the Upheaval of an Empire by Linda Himelstein
  • World Whisky by Charles Maclean

PROFESSIONAL COOKING

  • Araxi: Seasonal Recipes from the Celebrated Whistler Restaurant by James Walt
  • Momofuku by David Chang and Peter Meehan
  • The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Pastry Arts by the French Culinary Institute with Judith Choate

GENERAL COOKING

  • Ad Hoc at Home by Thomas Keller with Dave Cruz
  • Salt to Taste: The Keys to Confident, Delicious Cooking by Marco Canora with Catherine Young
  • The Pleasures of Cooking for One by Judith Jones

HEALTHY FOCUS

  • Eating Well: Comfort Foods Made Healthy by Jessice Price/Editors of Eating Well
  • Golden Door Cooks at Home: Favorite Recipes from the Celebrated Spa by Dean Rucker with Marah Stets
  • Love Soup: 160 All-New Vegetarian Recipes from the Author of The Vegetarian Epicure by Anna Thomas

INTERNATIONAL

  • Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy by Lidia Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali
  • Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking by Eileen Yin-Fei Lo
  • The Country Cooking of Ireland by Colman Andrews

PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Eat Ate by Earl Carter
  • New American Table by Paul Brissman
  • Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way by Santiago Soto Monllor

SINGLE SUBJECT

  • Pasta Sfoglia by Ron and Colleen Suhanosky with Susan Simon
  • Weber’s Way to Grill by Jamie Purviance
  • Well-Preserved: Recipes and Techniques for Putting Up Small Batches of Seasonal Foods by Eugenia Bone

More Best Cookbooks of 2010

BEST BASED ON SALES BY INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORES NATIONWIDE (ENDING AUG 2010)

  • In The Green Kitchen by Alice Waters 
  • What’s New, Cupcake? Ingeniously Simple Designs for Every Occasion by Karen Tack, Alan Richardson 
  • Joy of Cooking (75th Anniversary Edition) by Irma Rombauer and others 
  • Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics by Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter  
  • Fiesta at Rick’s: Fabulous Food for Great Times with Friends by Rick Bayless 
  • Planet Barbecue: 309 Recipes, 60 Countries by Steven Raichlen 
  • Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I by Julia Child and others 
  • Fast, Fresh & Green: More than 90 Delicious Recipes for Veggie Lovers by Susie Middleton 
  • 101 Things I Learned in Culinary School by Louis Eguaras 
  • The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters 
  • Ad Hoc at Home by Thomas Keller 
  • Jamie’s Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals by Jamie Oliver 
  • Hello, Cupcake! By Karen Tack 
  • How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food by Mark Bittman 
  • Giada at Home: Family Recipes from Italy and California by Giada de Laurentiis 
  • How to Cook Everything: 2000 Simple Recipes for Great Food by Mark Bittman 
  • Molto Gusto: Easy Italian Cooking by Mario Batali 
  • The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl by Ree Drummond 
  • Now Eat This!  By Rocco DiSpirito 
  • The New Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen 
  • Everyday Food: Fresh Flavor Fast: 250 Easy, Delicious Recipes for Any Time of Day by Martha Stewart Living Magazine 
  • The Pleasures of Cooking for One by Judith Jones 
  • The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual by Frank Falcinelli and others 
  • The French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook by Mireille Guiliano 
  • Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois

SOME OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS PER AMAZON.COM 2010

  • 12 Best Foods Cookbook: Over 200 Recipes Featuring the 12 Healthiest Foods by Dana Jacobi 
  • Food & Wine Best of the Best Cookbook Recipes by Editors of Food and Wine 
  • The Recipe Hall of Fame Cookbook (Best of the Best) by Gwen McKee Moseley 
  • Slow Cooker: The Best Cookbook Ever with More Than 400 Easy-to- Make Recipes by Diane Phillips 
  • Best-Ever Casseroles Cookbook by Gooseberry Patch 
  • How to Cook Everything, Completely Revised 10th Anniversary Edition: 2000 Simple Recipes for Great Food by mark Bittman 
  • The Best Light Recipe by Editors of Cook’s Illustrated Magazine 
  • The Best Casserole Cookbook Ever by Beatrice Ojakangas and Susie Cushner 
  • The Sheraton World Cookbook: Great Recipes from Great Chefs: 1980 
  • The Best Soups in the World by Clifford A. Wright 
  • The Gloriously Gluten-Free Cookbook: Spicing Up Life with Italian, Asian, and Mexican Recipes by Vanessa Maltin


Summing It Up - Best Cookbooks of 2010

Well, as you can see, there are a lot of cookbooks that are rated as the Best Cookbooks of 2010.  I am sorry I typed this up because to be honest, now I want about 10 of these cookbooks - at least!

To preview the cookbooks, you can always check at your local library and see if they have the cookbooks available - or check out your local bookstores - bricks and mortar or on-line.

I buy a lot of my cookbooks on Amazon.com and I also purchase a lot of them on Ebay.  Both are great places to get great deals!

Whether you're looking for great additions to your own cookbook repertoire or are buying a cookbook for a gift, hopefully you will have plenty of information when it comes to the Best Cookbooks of 2010!

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akirchner 3 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thanks, Stellar Phoenix--and to think it was all over cookbooks~


Stellar Phoenix Review 3 years ago

This content is wicked! You definitely know how to keep a reader involved. Between your wit and your awesome content, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost..ahaha) Excellent job. I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool! Stellar Phoenix Review


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akirchner 5 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thanks SJKSJK - hope you find one to add to your collection!


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SJKSJK 5 years ago from delray beach, florida

Thanks for a great list. Love to cook and have a great collection of cook books. I will have to check these out.


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akirchner 5 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Bethany - If only I could own all of them and page through them all at night....I love doing that and constructing my menus for the week~! Thanks so much for the visit!


Bethany Culpepper 5 years ago

Wow, this is quite a list. I also love to read cookbooks. I love to cook, too. I'm going to take a closer look.


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akirchner 5 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Most welcome, Bianca~!


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biancapaloma 5 years ago

Great reviews thank you! I shall check these out.


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akirchner 5 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Loves2cook - glad you stopped by - and this is one of my passions....cooking and cookbooks! Glad you enjoyed it.


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loves2cook 5 years ago from Portland, OR

There are a LOT of great cookbooks listed here, most by names I love and recognize along with some hidden gems I'm interested to learn more about. Thanks!


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akirchner 5 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thanks so much lanealanea - can you tell I love to cook and also to read cookbooks?


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lanealanea 5 years ago from Orange County, California

Really like the way you composed this hub. Great job very useful too!


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akirchner 5 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thanks Aniela for stopping by~!


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Aniela 5 years ago from Southeastern, PA

Thanks for the info! Very helpful. :)


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akirchner 5 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Docmo - Thanks for stopping by and glad you liked the list!


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK

Really loved the hub, so many useful cookbook suggestions - you've put a lot of work in this .. brilliant!


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thank you kiki for the great link and for dropping by.


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kiki4125 6 years ago

what a great list

I go to the bookstore nearby to pick one and take it home

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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thanks so much firemanak for stopping by and glad you liked it. I could buy them all.


firemanak 6 years ago

Thanks for such an awesome hub... will be book marking this..and coming back to it..


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thank you, Patrick!


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PatrickNormandin 6 years ago from New York

Real great videos. Congrats for your hub!


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Laura - Thanks for your comment!

JG - Glad you found one that was helpful!

HG - That sounds fantastic. I often think about that myself - if only I had more hours in my day. Good luck to you!!


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HOSPITALITY GURU 6 years ago from Canberra, Australia

OH MY GOODNESS! This is fantastic.... I adore cookbooks! Thanks for the totally wonderful article. I am hoping to publish a cookbook later in 2011, being a chef by trade, I have collected a ton of brilliant recipes, but just wasn't sure on what/how to go about it. Cheers again! :)


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thanks, Steph - I totally agree and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, too!


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stephhicks68 6 years ago from Bend, Oregon

You can never have too many cookbooks, or prepare too many delicious meals. Great hub - especially for this time of year. Happy Thanksgiving, Audrey!


jocuri gatit 6 years ago

Very good recommendation, i already find one of them on net, and buyed online.

thanks


Laura 6 years ago

People of the present day have cook books as guides for their daily food. It has become their helping hands. A best cook book would definitely be one that offers busy, easy, full time, professional, just married food guides.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thanks for stopping by, Dawn!


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dawnM 6 years ago from THOUSAND OAKS

love the healthy part of the book and glad to see it in there, great information!


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Hi bddonovan - thanks for the read - and I agree. I have a whole collection of those, too and just love all the recipes that reflect the local 'flavor'. Thanks for the read!


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bddonovan 6 years ago from Beautiful Berkshires of Massachusetts

To heck with the good for you food. I like the good food found in community cookbooks. I have beencollecting these over the years and have about 20, everything from a collection of celebraty recipes for the Williamstown Theatre Festival to small chuch cookbooks. Have a new one for you with many of my family "secrets" in it.

http://hubpages.com/food/Christmas-Cooking

Thanks for the good work.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Me, too - It's just more building blocks to cook with!


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MarieAlice 6 years ago from Peru

thanks for sharing this great information... i really love cookbooks so I´m making my list of hoices!!!


au pair 6 years ago

that is great the for all the informations


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

LTC - I can't decide which one(s) I 'need' to have! There are so many good ones to pick from and I really don't need more cookbooks but oh well!! The other one by Jamie Oliver sounds marvelous too! He has one listed above as well. Now I guess I'll just HAVE to check it out - oh darn!


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Les Trois Chenes 6 years ago from Videix, Limousin, South West France

A very useful guide to cook books. Everybody that I know is buying Jamie's Thrity Minute Meals by Jamie Oliver. I think that must be 2010's best seller in Britain at least.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

EmmaMedu - I agree - I think that's why I love the actual books over Internet recipes most times. I love being able to open them up and find a great recipe and put it on my cookbook holder and create away! Thanks for the read!


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EmmaMedu 6 years ago

This is an extensive list of the best cookbooks. I regularly buy cookbooks, because I enjoy cooking. Sometimes I follow the recipe, sometimes I don't, but it's nice to open an old cookbook and prepare a nice meal.

Cookbooks last forever.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thanks Suejanet for the read and for stopping by - hope you find the perfect one(s)!!


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suejanet 6 years ago

I love to cook and live cookbooks. I will not have to check these out. Thanks


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

I love the same things, eventsyoudesign. Thanks so much for stopping by. Now there's another great book I'll have to check out. Thanks for the tip!


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eventsyoudesign 6 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

Good article. I love to cook and I also love cook books. I love to read about the history of food and I love to read dictionaries about food. I like the videos that you have combined with this article. I happen to have a copy of Food lover's Companion on my desk. I think my new favorite book is Ratio by Michael Ruhlman. This book allows me to create my own recipes. Thanks for sharing. Teresa


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

AjCor - Thanks so much for stopping by and for the read. Glad you liked the categories - I had no idea there were that many great cookbooks out this year! Yikes, I hope I don't buy them all!!!


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ajcor 6 years ago from NSW. Australia

Hi there akirchner - I too love collecting cookbooks and also cooking (have just finished making with my sister, a 4 layer wedding cake for my son and his bride who are to be married in three weeks; phew!)but what I really like about your article is the way you have categorised the cooks! cheers and thanks..


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thanks CoCoa - glad you enjoyed it!


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CoCoa_81 6 years ago from Shreveport, Louisiana

How to cook everything. One of my favorite, this is a great hub. Thanx!


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

DSmiller - that is one of the best things about libraries and being able to check out the books - literally! I tend to do that as well so hats off to you for reiterating that great point!


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dsmiller 6 years ago from Canada

We have a great public library nearby, and can try out the latest cookbooks from there, before we decide whether to buy them. Since we started doing that, we've saved money, and cookbook shelf space! We've also found some great new favourites.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thanks FF for stopping by!


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FashionFame 6 years ago from California

Great Hub


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

FloBe - Another bedtime browser of cookbooks! I try to multitask a lot and while I'm watching programs at night in bed snuggled up with my malamutes, I usually have a cookbook or a cooking magazine tucked in between us! I love recipes and for me, it's all about the tweaking and re-creating something to call my own, too - thanks so much for stopping by!


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FloBe 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I often use cookbooks for bedtime reading...lots of delicious-looking pictures and great ideas. I rarely cook with a recipe but I love to glean ideas that I'll later use in one of my own. I search out cookbooks that have a story to them and have some from different parts of the world. Food is an international language!


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thanks SK3749 for stopping by - I could collect them until the cows come home! I have favorites as well but it is sure tempting (for me) to keep looking!


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Specialk3749 6 years ago from Michigan

I'm a cookbook collector too! Some of my favorites are church fundraiser cookbooks. You know, the ones where the ladies of the church add their own recipes. These are tried and true recipes, the recipes I like the most. I like finding the real old ones at yard sales! Thanks for the list of cookbooks. I will have to go check out some of them.


john1918 6 years ago

The momofuku cookbook is enlightening if you can put up with Davids bad language. There was talk he was opening a restaurant in London but it doesn't seem to have happened. The only site I can find relevant to the UK is http://www.momofuku.co.uk which just has a biography. Nicely compiled list.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thanks for stopping by, MPG and glad to be help!


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MPG Narratives 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Wow, just found this, what an extensive list. Will bookmark for later use, thanks Audrey.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

RachelSmile - Thanks so much for commenting and I know what you mean about the process and loving it!


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RachelSmile 6 years ago

I love cooking,specially enjoy the process,thanks for sharing


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Glad to be of help, nikki1!


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nikki1 6 years ago

Thanx, great hub. I just got inspired ;D


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thank you nikitha!


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nikitha p 6 years ago from India

Wow! Very intesting hub, I liked it.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thanks CheapinMadrid for the read - truly I think I could buy every one of them!


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CheapInMadrid 6 years ago from Madrid,Spain

Lovely and elaborate analysis...cooking can be a messy business especially for starters so its nice to be able to acquire a cooking blueprint and go with that.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

No matter how much I cook, I kinda always like to have things in black and white myself - it helps me blame the cookbook if it goes wrong! Thanks for the read, RT!


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RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

Definitive resource of a hub you have here. Thanks for a great reference tool! Those of us who, um, cook like I do depend on cookbooks. Otherwise...better left unsaid. Good stuff here!


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thanks for the read, febriedethan - I tend to collect cookbooks like I collect my dogs!


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febriedethan 6 years ago from Indonesia

I think "Can't Cook and Busy Cook" Books will be suitable for me :)

Thank you for wonderful information!


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

But I'd read it! Thanks for the read, Micky!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

My cook-book would be about 2 pages! Great insight! Thank you Ma'am!


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thanks for the read, Om - that probably describes me as well. I think I could easily buy all of these though!


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Om Paramapoonya 6 years ago

Very nice! "Busy Cook" is probably my type of cookbook, and "Cooking Enthusiast" sounds pretty awesome as well. Thanks for recommending all these interesting books. :)


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thanks so much for the read and the compliment, Katie. I think it is all about just understanding cooking and of course I keep getting more cookbooks so I will understand it better! That's my theory anyhow. I just love the recipes and seeing what someone else comes up with to tell the truth. There are so many on this list that I am going to check out - Bob is already rolling his eyes! Hope it helps with finding one (some) for the girls! I know I'm interested just from doing the research!


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

A very impressive review of the best cookbooks of

2010. Both of my girls love cookbooks and this is very helpful to insure I buy them the best cookbooks, I know your an amazing expert on cooking and cook books. I value your reviews.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Oh it's so good to know I'm not alone! I am absolutely nuts about recipes and cookbooks! Thanks for the read, CS!


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CYBERSUPE 6 years ago from MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA, U.S.A.

Hi akirchner,

While reading this Hub, I was reminded of my wife who like you is a very busy cook. Her bookcases are overflowing with cookbooks as well. She loves to cook and I am very happy for that.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

BJ - Isn't it just so? I think I collect cookbooks almost as much as I collect dogs - and stories! I fear that if we made a Kirchner Memorial Library though, I would have to pass on into the next world, so let's not start take donations quite yet. I have a lot more cooking to do - and foibles to create. Thanks for the read - I incidentally need another cookbook like I need (another) hole in the head!


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

At some point, Audrey, we must start a foundation to build the Kirchner Memorial Library for Cookbook Bibliophiles in order to house which will one day be, if not already, an overflowing collection of said tomes. Where should I send my donation?


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Laurel - Thanks for the read and for the tip! Now will have to check her cookbooks out!!

Holle - I literally have too many cookbooks for my own good because now I have to spend a lot of time trying to remember which cookbook had the 'best' recipe - not to mention my binders FULL of recipes. Oh well - I need to organize myself and become my own cookbook librarian!

HH - Most people swear by my cooking too - I think that is a good thing - or are they just swearing in general?

Thanks for the read, H!

CM - His is one I don't have and need to check it out - literally! Thanks for the read!!


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Yep.. what a great list... a coupla my favorites like Rick Bayless on here.... very cool.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Habee, you are like me. My son always laughs at me and makes fun of me but swears by my cooking.

Wow, Augrey, you do have one or two cookbooks there hahah


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

I love cookbooks! I rarely follw a recipe, but I do get some great ideas. And I totally LOVE the pics in the books!


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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Have you ever used Marcella Hazan's cookbooks on Italian food? This is a marvelous list, just thought I'd mention her! I've got Italian relatives that swear by her books, so I find myself constantly referring to her cooking arts.

Fine list, my friend!


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon Author

Thanks, Faye for the read....I hate to admit it but if I could - and had the space on my already crammed bookcases, I would have them all - they all sound SO interesting! I'd be a tweaking forever!


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thank you Audrey for a gallery of cook books and information, I will booomark this hub, to keep this information close by. Thank you so much for sharing it. Godspeed. creativeone59

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