The New Best Recipe from the authors of Cooks Illustrated- a staple in my kitchen
The Best International Recipe
Mastering the Art of French Cooking: Another staple.
Miette: Beautiful photos, amazing desserts.
Peace Meals: from the Junior League of Houston. Gorgeous photos and delicious recipes for entertaining.
The Healthy Hedonist: a mostly vegetarian cookbook with some fish and chicken recipes. Amazing flavors.
Mexican Everday: creative & mouth-watering recipes from the culinary genius behind Chicago’s Frontera Grill
101 Sangrias- also– 101 Mojitos, and 101 Martinis from James Beard honored mixologist Kim Haasarud
Artisan Breads Everday: Reinhart delivers the basic techniques so anyone with “flour & a fridge can make and bake artisan breads with ease”.
Food Lover’s Companion: The ultimate culinary reference tool. 6,000+ entries.
Chloe’s Kitchen: My favorite vegan cookbook, bar none.
Baked New Frontiers In Baking: Like Baked Explorations, this is another gem from Lewis & Poliafito, these are my favorite dessert cookbooks
A gorgeous book with delicious recipes from London chef Yotam Ottolenghi. Check out Jerusalem: A Cookbook as well.
Cooks Illustrated: The Best. Extensive recipe testing, detailed instructions, evaluations of kitchen equipment and brands, and NO ads. (6 issues)
Food & Wine: my favorite!
Smitten Kitchen, one of the best!
Not Without Salt
La Tartine Gourmande
Lottie + Doof- chicago based food blog
Pinch My Salt