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- also101 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 Explorations

 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)

Cooking Light

bon-apetitBon Appetit


 Food & Wine: my favorite!


Food Blogs

Smitten Kitchen, one of the best!

Not Without Salt

La Tartine Gourmande

Lottie + Doof- chicago based food blog


Pinch My Salt


Mark Bittman

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