What's on your cookbook shelf?
So many cookbooks so little time…
I get asked which are my go to cookbooks and where are my favourite places to source recipes on the Internet. The Internet is a great way to collect recipes. It’s easy to goggle search a number of different ones for one dish. Plus you can get lots of great tips from all the comments. Did it work? Does it need a little more of some ingredient or less of another ingredient?
This is a great way to search a recipe when you know what you want to cook. Sometimes we need to flip through a few cookbooks for inspiration.
Still it’s hard to beat sitting down with a cup of tea or a glass of wine and cruise a few cookbooks for inspiration on your weekly meal plan.
I’ve pulled my go to favourites to share with you:
- The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebobitz… This book is as much story as recipes. You can also check out his blog at https://www.davidlebovitz.com/
- Gather by Gill Meller … this is a new addition with lovely photos and inspirational recipes that come from the local landscape. Is website is http://www.gillmeller.com/
- Rebar by Audrey Alsterberg and Wanda Urbanowicz… This book is filled with amazing Vegetarian Recipes. Their website is http://rebarmodernfood.com/
- Wanda’s Pie in the Sky…. The name says it, as this is a dessert book. Now out of print buy can be picked up at second hand bookstores. Their website is http://wandaspieinthesky.com/
- Oh She Glows Everyday by Angela Liddon… Plant-Based Recipes that are quick and simply to put together. The website is: http://ohsheglows.com/
- Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat… This book is a must as it teaches you to understand the use of Salt, Fat, Acid and Heat in cooking.
- White Water Cooks by Shelley Adams. She has just published the 5th cookbook in this series. Every one of her cookbooks provides recipes that will inspire you to cook. Yes … her books are my go to cookbooks. Her website is: https://whitewatercooks.com/
- Jerusalem A Cookbook by Yotam Ottonlenghi and Sami Tamini. A book that is full of recipes and beautiful photos. I like to keep it on my coffee table so people can enjoy the photos.
If you are looking to add a cookbook or two to your collection here are few tips:
- Order a copy from the library to see if you like the recipes.
- Ask a friend if they have a copy you can borrow. If you like the book and feel it’s a good investment.
- Check around the second hand bookstores for a copy, as it will cheaper.
With Plant-Based eating we can use any cookbook we just look more to the side dishes then to the mains. Or we can look at how we can make a main (meat dish) with a plant option.
Cooking is a creative process… Enjoy