"All our talents increase in the using, and the every faculty, both good and bad, strengthen by exercise. "
- Anne Bronte
Cooking is an art which has been owned by every mother, yes there are many top chefs but mother is the only chef which will make us happy at end of end. But not everyone is lucky to eat mother made food every time, due to their lifestyle, work, many are away living alone for work, studies etc. And there are cooks who don’t need any book to make recipes while there are others who need books and reading the recipe will motivate them for cooking. Here is a list of recipe books for a newbie in the kitchen, looking to explore the cooking techniques.
How to cook everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food –
Mark Bittman’s book is a complete guide for beginners in cooking. With How to cook everything he reveals the fundamental techniques used for cooking. Beautiful and instructive photographs throughout the book makes it easy to follow the recipe instructions. Vegetable dicings, salads, making roasted meat, rules of buying and storing seafood and a lot more is available in this cookbook.
The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone –
A cookbook for vegetarians by Deborah Madison is one of a kind. Many people around the world are turning vegetarians and there are few books for vegetarian food, The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone will teach you basic cooking techniques for vegetarian food. This book would make you cook vegetables creatively, healthfully and present the dish with style.
Joy of cooking –
This bestselling cookbook by Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker, is a ninth revision of the book and is one of the 150 most important and influential books of the twentieth century according to The New York Public Library. Chapters on supper, frozen desserts, cocktails are some of the popular elements. A new chapter of Nutrition, has the latest healthy eating trends. Cooks nowadays are in a hurry to make dishes, and this book has many recipes which can be made under thirty minutes. This book covers everything from boiling eggs to celebratory dishes like Beef Wellington, Roast Turkey and bread stuffing and Crown Roast of Pork.
The Science of good cooking –
A Editors of America’s Test Kitchen and Guy Crosby magazine is a cook’s illustrated cookbook. The 50 fundamental concepts that every cook should know are covered in the book. Fifty unique experiments from the test kitchen bring the science to life and more than 400 recipes illustrate each of the basic principles at work. This is manual for your kitchen.
Cook like a pro –
A recipe book for home cooks by Ina Garten, is a New york times bestseller, and Ina has explained the basics of every recipe in such a way as if she’s in the kitchen by your side guiding you through the recipe. This is a perfect for both beginners and advanced cooks which will make you master the cooking techniques of a variety of dishes.
The Art of Simple Food –
A book which changed the way Americans think about food by Alice Waters, is a cookbook with simple but inventive dishes which focuses on flavour and reverence for locally produced foods. Alice’s philosophy is that a perfect meal is one that’s balanced in texture, color, and flavor. Dishes made with locally grown grains and healthy food items are a speciality of this book.