Recommendations

COOKBOOKS

  • The Joy of Cooking, Irma S. Rambauer
  • Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Julia Child
  • Whole Grain Baking, King Arthur Flour
  • The New Book of Middle Eastern Food, Claudia Roden
  • Authentic Mexican, Rick Bayless
  • American Cookery, James Beard
  • Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking, Marcella Hazan
  • Classic Indian Cooking, Julie Sanhi
  • Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, Deborah Madison
  • Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant, Moosewood Collective
  • Momofuku, David Chang
  •  Momofuku Milk Bar, Christina Tosi
  • The Just Bento Cookbook, Makiko Ito
  • The Thousand Recipes Chinese Cookbook, Gloria Bley Miller
  • 660 Curries, Raghavan Iyer
  • Martha Stewart’s Cookies, Martha Stewart Magazine
  • The Sweet Book of Candy Making, Elizabeth LaBau
  • Veginomicon, Isa Chandra Muskowitz
  • Japanese Soul Cooking, Tadashi Ono
  • The New Midwestern Table, Amy Thielen
  • The Smoothies Bible, Pat Croker
  • The Kimchi Chronicles, Marha Vonderichten
  • Serious Barbeque, Adam Perry Lang
  • The Craft of the Cocktail, Dale DeGroff
  • The French Laundry Cookbook, Thomas Keller
  • Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day, Jeff Hertzberg
  • Polish Classic Recipes, Peter Zeranski
  • The Complete Book of Greek Cooking, Recipe Club of St. Paul’s Church
  • Pie, Ken Heidrich
  • The Irish Pub Cookbook, Margaret M. Johnson
  • The German Cookbook, Mimi Sheraton
  • Irish Traditional Cooking, Darina Allen
  • Jerusalem, Yotam Ottolengi
  • Good Eats complete collection, Alton Brown
  • Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home, Moosewood Collective
  • Eat, Shrink, and Be Merry, Janet Podleski
  • In the Kitchen, Greene on Green, and anything else Bert Greene
  • Nourishing Traditions, Sally Fallon
  • Local Flavors, Deborah Madison
  • World Vegetarian, Madhur Jaffrey
  • The Bread Lover’s Bread Machine Cookbook, Beth Hensperger
  • Home Cheese Making, Ricki Carrol
  • Pok Pok, Andy Ricker
  • Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking, Nathalie Dupree
  • The Book of Tapas, Simone Ortega
  • Gran Cocina Latina, Maricel E. Presilla
  • Smoke and Pickles, Ed Lee
  • The Cuban Table, Ana Sofia Palaez
  • Any and all Barefoot Contessa cookbooks, Ina Garten

FOOD BOOKS

  • Animal Vegetable Mineral, Barbara Kingsolver
  • Julie and Julia, Julie Powell
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan
  • The Ultramind Solution, Mark Hyman
  • The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
  • Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Caroll
  • A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling
  • A History of Food in 100 Recipes, William Sitwell

MOVIES

  • Ratatouille, Brad Bird (2007)
  • Babette’s Feast, Gabriel Axel (1987)
  • Stranger Than Fiction, Marc Forster (2007)
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Tim Burton (2005)
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Phil Lord (2009)
  • Super Size Me, Morgan Spurlock (2004)

TV SHOWS

(We get addicted to food shows as easy as any foodie family. In the past, our addictions have included Diners Drive-Ins and Drives, Chopped, Restaurant Impossible, Cupcake Wars, The Great Food-Truck Race, and others. But those listed below are just great shows.)

  • Iron Chef America (2005–)
  • Iron Chef (1993-1999)
  • I’ll Have What Phil’s Having, Phil Rosenthal (2015)
  • The Great British Baking Show/The Great British Bake Off, Mary Berry (2010–)
  • Supersizers Go… and Supersizers Eat…, Sue Perkins (2007-2009)
  • The Mind of a Chef (2013–)
  • No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain (2005-2012)
  • Parts Unknown, Anthony Bourdain (2013–)
  • Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten (2002–)

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