As Personal Chefs, we have a ready-made excuse to buy as many cookbooks as we like.  What a luxury!  Better still, we get to use them.

We're always browsing the bookstore and on the lookout for award-winning recommendations.  To keep our costs down, we'll often borrow cookbooks from the library to get a sense of the quality before purchasing (usually on eBay). 

We also subscribe to many culinary magazines.  You can find these on our Cooking Links page.

Here are some current favorites:


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The Gourmet Cookbook: More Than 1000 Recipes
by John Willoughby

Occasionally, we'll find a cookbook where any recipe is good.  This one fits the bill.  You should try their cookies!


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Jane Brody's Good Food Gourmet
by Jane E. Brody

Jane Brody is a food writer for the NY Times.  All of her cookbooks contain great recipes for healthy living.


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The Best Recipe
by the editors of Cook's Illustrated magazine

If you want to learn to cook, buy anything from Cook's Illustrated.  Part textbook, part cookbook, they'll tell you the 'why' as well as the 'how' associated with any dish.

Jack Bishop is a writer for Cook's.  Look for his books as well.

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Baker's Companion
by King Arthur's Flour

Do you like to bake?  This is the book.  The bread recipes are fabulous.

Stock photo The Silver Palate Cookbook
by Julee Russo, Michael McLaughlin, Sheila Lukins

Rich, decadent and satisfying.  This is not your dieter's cookbook.

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