Books & Websites

A list of all book & website reviews on Cookbooker.

Found 1279 results. Displaying results 1 to 100

Rating Title

Moosewood Cookbook reviewed by andrew

(reviewed 17th June 2008)

This is definitely a classic, as you can see by the number of editions they've printed. It's a useful book to dig into for solid vegetarian choices, though...
read more »

C is for Cooking: Recipes from the Street reviewed by jherb

(reviewed 27th November 2008)

This is a great cookbook for kids to look through and get ideas. The photographs and drawings of the Sesame Street characters are really great. I get my...
read more »

The Good Friends Cookbook reviewed by Alan Gray

(reviewed 5th February 2009)

This book,and its previous editions, has been a family favourite for years. All of the recipes that we have tried have come out as expected. We have many...
read more »

American Pie: My Search for the Perfect Pizza reviewed by andrew

(reviewed 7th February 2009)

I love this book, though be warned - it's not exactly a regular cookbook. The first half is a bit of a travelogue and personal journey as Peter seeks out...
read more »

Fare for Friends reviewed by Alison

(reviewed 8th February 2009)

An excellent cookbook. You know you can open it and cook the recipe for company and be sure it will work out well. Our family uses this cookbook all the...
read more »

The Best Vegetable Recipes (Best Recipe Classics) reviewed by andrew

(reviewed 9th February 2009)

I really like this book. If you're a fan of the Cook's Illustrated process of exhaustive testing and reduction of a recipe to its basic elements, and a...
read more »

The American Vegetarian Cookbook from the Fit for Life Kitchen reviewed by andreamaenza

(reviewed 10th February 2009)

I really like this book, but I rarely follow the recipes exactly. The recipes are all vegan, and super-healthy. There is no refined sugar, and lots of...
read more »

Rick Stein's Complete Seafood: A Step-by-step Reference reviewed by jane warren

(reviewed 14th February 2009)

If you like seafood then you absolutely must get this book. I've eaten at two of his restaurants in Padstowe, Cornwall and gone to his cookery school....
read more »

The Complete Canadian Living Cookbook: 350 Inspired Recipes from Elizabeth Baird and the Kitchen Canadians Trust Most reviewed by chefaileen

(reviewed 16th February 2009)

A great, well-rounded cookbook. Everything I've made turns out. Contains a lot of my standard recipes for basic things. It also contains lots of interesting...
read more »

Fare for friends reviewed by chefaileen

(reviewed 16th February 2009)

Very good. Recipes turn out well and instructions are easy to follow. Good for company cooking.
read more »

The Best 30-Minute Recipe reviewed by chefaileen

(reviewed 17th February 2009)

I may upgrade the rating if I use it more. I have a few tried and true recipes which I like and are appealing to the kids. Good for the busy family....
read more »

Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes reviewed by chefaileen

(reviewed 17th February 2009)

Some nice basic sauces. I need to try more things from it to assess further. Good bean dip which I come back to again and again.
read more »

The Pan Chancho Cookbook reviewed by chefaileen

(reviewed 17th February 2009)

This book is only available in Kingston, where the renowned Bakery/Restaurant is located. The food is amazing. Some of the breads are a challenge, involving...
read more »

The Chez Piggy Cookbook reviewed by chefaileen

(reviewed 17th February 2009)

The older version. The newer one is better and nicer to look at. This is from 1991 so doesn't contain their newer menu, but has some interesting meals....
read more »

The Chez Piggy Cookbook: Recipes From the Celebrated Restaurant and Bakery reviewed by chefaileen

(reviewed 17th February 2009)

An updated version of the older cookbook, and available from Amazon. Famous Kingston restaurant. No quick recipes, but lovely food all around.
read more »

Bonnie Stern's Essentials of Home Cooking reviewed by andrew

(reviewed 25th August 2009)

This is an excellent general cookbook. Bonnie doesn't try to do too much here, just provide a nice selection of well-tested, classic, fairly simple recipes...
read more »

C is for Cooking: Recipes from the Street reviewed by andrew

(reviewed 25th August 2009)

Lots and lots of fun! This book is colourful and inviting for budding young chefs. The recipes show what parts kids can help with and what parts need older...
read more »

The New Canadian Basics Cookbook reviewed by marita

(reviewed 18th September 2009)

I was given this book as part of my bridal shower five years ago and it has become a staple in our kitchen. The recipes aren't fancy, but it delivers...
read more »

Pastry: Savory and Sweet reviewed by andrew

(reviewed 18th September 2009)

A beautiful looking and very promising book marred by some problems. For now, I'm going to give this a cautious 3 star rating. And that's even though...
read more »

Madhur Jaffrey's Spice Kitchen: Fifty Recipes Introducing Indian Spices and Aromatic Seeds reviewed by wester

(reviewed 24th September 2009)

If you are going to have only one Indian cookbook, have this one! It is small, it contains only 50 recipes, but all are very different and all that...
read more »

The Encyclopedia of Cajun & Creole Cuisine reviewed by janepriceestrada

(reviewed 24th September 2009)

Excellent! It is the definitive cookbook for Cajun and Creole cuisine from basics to culinary treats. The history of the food culture and glossary of Louisiana...
read more »

Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes reviewed by janepriceestrada

(reviewed 24th September 2009)

There are some good simple recipes which are easy to make and contain basic ingredients. It is excellent for basic home-style dishes, but nothing fancy...
read more »

The Best of Gourmet: Featuring the Flavors of Rome reviewed by janepriceestrada

(reviewed 24th September 2009)

This is really not a great book. It has general Italian recipes but nothing special. They are crammed on the page so as to make it hard to use.
read more »

101 Things to Do with a Tortilla reviewed by janepriceestrada

(reviewed 24th September 2009)

It contains great simple recipes which are fast and varied enough to get a lot of mileage out of this little book. There is nothing particularly exciting...
read more »

River Road Recipes II reviewed by janepriceestrada

(reviewed 24th September 2009)

A companion to the original they somehow found recipes for things which were not in the first book. This one is just as good although some things are covered...
read more »

River Road Recipes: The Textbook of Louisiana Cuisine reviewed by janepriceestrada

(reviewed 24th September 2009)

This is a must have for anyone from Louisiana who loves home cooking. The recipes are excellent and authentic. This is a staple in my and my mother’s...
read more »

Lidia's Italian-American Kitchen reviewed by janepriceestrada

(reviewed 24th September 2009)

This book has some very good home-style Italian recipes. It is large and so somewhat overwhelming for basic dishes but if you are looking to cook something...
read more »

Molto Italiano: 327 Simple Italian Recipes to Cook at Home reviewed by janepriceestrada

(reviewed 24th September 2009)

There are some excellent recipes in here which are classic Batali – few ingredients which mesh to form surprising flavors. There is a level of difficulty...
read more »

How To Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food reviewed by janepriceestrada

(reviewed 24th September 2009)

This is a great reference in the vein of The Joy of Cooking. It covers each food item one at a time followed by some recipes which include it. There is...
read more »

From My Mexican Kitchen: Techniques and Ingredients reviewed by janepriceestrada

(reviewed 24th September 2009)

There is a lot of great information in here as to basic preparation and foods. It covers everything from tortillas to cheeses to peppers. It covers the...
read more »

Anyone Can Cook (Better Homes & Gardens) reviewed by janepriceestrada

(reviewed 24th September 2009)

This is a great beginner’s cookbook with recipes which span nationality and complexity. There are simple ideas in here which can add variety to your...
read more »

Burgers reviewed by janepriceestrada

(reviewed 24th September 2009)

This is a simple collection of variations on the hamburger. It is fun if you are a big fan of burgers but does not offer anything extraordinary.
read more »

Daniel Boulud's Cafe Boulud Cookbook: French-American Recipes for the Home Cook reviewed by janepriceestrada

(reviewed 24th September 2009)

This cookbook has some wonderful recipes. Many are quite complex or require a lot of ingredients so it is not for everyday cooking. However, the instructions...
read more »

The French Laundry Cookbook reviewed by janepriceestrada

(reviewed 24th September 2009)

There is some gorgeous photography; however, I do not think it will help with cooking. The recipes seem very complicated (not for beginners I imagine)....
read more »

Le Bernardin Cookbook: Four-Star Simplicity reviewed by janepriceestrada

(reviewed 24th September 2009)

This is a quite lovely collection of seafood recipes which is accompanied by extremely helpful information on techniques, basics, and fish types. However,...
read more »

Step by Step Japanese Cooking reviewed by JustJim

(reviewed 25th September 2009)

Need an edition check please. I can't find the publisher or ISBN (1845730488) via any of the three sources. p39 "Preparing Dried Foods" p98 "Deep-fried...
read more »

America the majestic: Pictorial cookbook reviewed by JustJim

(reviewed 25th September 2009)

Sorted by regions (Pacific North West, New England etc) these recipes are accompanied by sumptuous photographs of both the dishes and the countryside/people.
read more »

The Classic Asian Cookbook reviewed by JustJim

(reviewed 25th September 2009)

Good introduction to Asian ingredients, techniques and methods.
read more »

The Australian Heritage Cookbook reviewed by JustJim

(reviewed 25th September 2009)

I don't know how many copies of this book are actually in homes, but if you want one there has been a copy in every second-hand bookshop I've been in for...
read more »

The Australian Gas Cookbook reviewed by JustJim

(reviewed 25th September 2009)

Edition check please. My copy ISBN 0908074174 p20 Curried fish soup p80 Jugged Hare p191 Pickled onions eta: no luck with ISBN search either.
read more »

Belle Cuisine (cover: Cuisine Vivante) The International Encyclopedia of New Cuisine reviewed by JustJim

(reviewed 25th September 2009)

Worthwhile just for the presentation photos. You eat with your eyes first.
read more »

The Garnishes (Book Of...) reviewed by JustJim

(reviewed 25th September 2009)

Stupid Amazon titles and covers! Great little book showing that you don't actually need all those kitchen gadgets. These are mostly things you can do...
read more »

Wonderful Ways to Prepare Curries reviewed by JustJim

(reviewed 25th September 2009)

Gloriously dated but does not use "Curry Powder" as an ingredient. The two page spread of "Cup and Spoon replacements for Ounces" is very useful but...
read more »

The Complete Book of Entertaining from the Emily Post Institute reviewed by JustJim

(reviewed 25th September 2009)

Oh deary, deary me, really! Relax, chill, entertaining is supposed to be fun not a set of rules.
read more »

Nanny Ogg's Cookbook reviewed by JustJim

(reviewed 25th September 2009)

A piece of fun from Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld. Originated from "Maskerade" which mentions such dishes as "Strawberry Wobbler", "Bananana Soup Surprise"...
read more »

Cafe Cakes ("Australian Women's Weekly" Mini) reviewed by JustJim

(reviewed 25th September 2009)

Stupid, stupid Amazon titles.
read more »

500 recipes for cooking for two reviewed by JustJim

(reviewed 25th September 2009)

500 Recipes for Cooking for Two reviewed by JustJim

(reviewed 25th September 2009)

Edition check please. My copy says ISBN 0600317072. Copyright Katie Stewart 1965 Revised edition 1971; reprinted 1972. p24 Pork sausage galantine,...
read more »

Home style Chinese cooking in pictures reviewed by JustJim

(reviewed 25th September 2009)

Gorgeous book. HB, DJ. 1977 reprint.
read more »

Taste of Life reviewed by JustJim

(reviewed 25th September 2009)

Nathan Pritikin approved. So what?
read more »

Celebrazione! : 75 Years of Eating and Drinking with the De Bortoli Family reviewed by JustJim

(reviewed 25th September 2009)

Presentation piece from the family. 1st/1st HB/DJ.
read more »

Complete Perfect Recipes reviewed by season2taste

(reviewed 27th September 2009)

Apparently this book, to paraphrase David Herbert's own introduction, is based on recipes of his that were published year after year in The Weekend Australian...
read more »

Friendly Food: The essential guide to avoiding allergies, additives and problem chemicals reviewed by season2taste

(reviewed 28th September 2009)

What a godsend this book is for people with food allergies and intolerances and for their friends who want to cook for them. Lots of interesting recipes...
read more »

Complete Vegetarian reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 2nd October 2009)

I'm not really sure about this cookbook. I've tried two recipes so far, Creamy Lemon Puy Lentils, and Vegetable Pilau, both of which were delicious. The...
read more »

Feed Me Now reviewed by digifish_books

(reviewed 11th October 2009)

Biscuits and Slices ("Australian Women's Weekly" Home Library) reviewed by digifish_books

(reviewed 11th October 2009)

Bills Open Kitchen reviewed by digifish_books

(reviewed 11th October 2009)

Apples for Jam: A Colorful Cookbook reviewed by digifish_books

(reviewed 11th October 2009)

Ainsley Harriott's Gourmet Express reviewed by digifish_books

(reviewed 11th October 2009)

The Pressure Cooker Recipe Book reviewed by digifish_books

(reviewed 11th October 2009)

Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food reviewed by jherb

(reviewed 14th October 2009)

How to get your kids to eat their veggies! Actually...it's good idea for adults, too. I've only made one recipe from this cookbook, so I can't recommend...
read more »

Peter Reinhart's Artisan Breads Every Day reviewed by andrew

(reviewed 17th October 2009)

I'm just getting started baking from this book and quite excited to see how Peter has improved on the recipes I've made from his other books. So far, I'm...
read more »

The Bread Baker's Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread reviewed by andrew

(reviewed 17th October 2009)

This is an iconic book. I discovered it almost by accident; one of those Amazon recommendations which, after doing some reading online, I realized was...
read more »

Classic Cakes reviewed by digifish_books

(reviewed 18th October 2009)

Fare for Friends: A Lovingly Compiled Treasury of Sumptuous Recipes reviewed by Jeanette

(reviewed 19th October 2009)

The recipes work! Can confidently try any recipe that I haven't made and not be disappointed. In fact the book has been so well used that I have bought...
read more »

Jane Grigson's Vegetable Book reviewed by wester

(reviewed 22nd October 2009)

If you've ever not known what to do with a vegetable, you need this book. If you have a CSA box or anything similar, it's indispensable. Not only will...
read more »

The Complete Canadian Living Cookbook: 350 Inspired Recipes from Elizabeth Baird and the Kitchen Canadians Trust Most reviewed by kitchenkat

(reviewed 28th October 2009)

This is my go-to cookbook. I always start here when I'm looking for a new recipe. I've even used this book when I'm cooking with a recipe from a different...
read more »

Fresh: Seasonal Recipes Made with Local Ingredients reviewed by andrew

(reviewed 29th October 2009)

I'm just getting started with this book, so I'll update this as I get more experience, but I can say off the top that it's a beautiful creation - lovely...
read more »

Classical Turkish Cooking: Traditional Turkish Food for the American Kitchen reviewed by wester

(reviewed 31st October 2009)

This cookbook definitely is inviting - on the first day I had it, I made two recipes from it already. Good selection of vegetarian recipes, too. Some recipes...
read more »

Anthony Bourdain's "Les Halles" Cookbook: Classic Bistro Cooking reviewed by janepriceestrada

(reviewed 2nd November 2009)

I barely made it past the introduction. Bourdain is an insufferably arrogant human being and tragically it comes across in his cookbook. Some of the...
read more »

Abita Beer: Cooking Louisiana True reviewed by janepriceestrada

(reviewed 2nd November 2009)

A local Louisiana brew put out this cookbook which describes their brewing process, beer tasting techniques, and recipes all involving beer. Most surprising...
read more »

New York Times Cookbook reviewed by janepriceestrada

(reviewed 2nd November 2009)

An extremely comprehensive cookbook – nothing special, but there are hundreds of recipes. Most of these are quite easy to make – very clear explanations,...
read more »

Arthur Schwartz's New York City Food: An Opinionated History and More Than 100 Legendary Recipes reviewed by janepriceestrada

(reviewed 2nd November 2009)

The beauty of this book lies in the history aspects rather than the recipes. It covers New York food by ethnic group, time period, and some specific restaurants....
read more »

Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics: Fabulous Flavor from Simple Ingredients reviewed by Trish

(reviewed 3rd November 2009)

The Contessa adds calm to my day. Watching her show on the Food Channel is on my top ten list.
read more »

Pure Vegetarian: Modern and Stylish Vegetarian Cooking reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 9th November 2009)

Quite sophisticated cooking and quite a few flavour combinations that I would not have expected; however, most of it too sophisticated to really be of...
read more »

Fresh in Winter (Seasonal Cookbooks) reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 9th November 2009)

Quite sophisticated cooking; most of it is too sophisticated to really be of use for daily cooking. What I do like is that most recipes are accompanied...
read more »

Culinaria Germany reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 9th November 2009)

Love this book. Admittedly, it’s more of a culinary travel guide rather than a cookbook, but it’s just so full of information and has beautiful pictures....
read more »

Culinaria Spain reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 9th November 2009)

Love this book. Admittedly, it’s more of a culinary travel guide rather than a cookbook, but it’s just so full of information and has beautiful pictures....
read more »

The Kitchen Diaries: A Year in the Kitchen reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 9th November 2009)

A beautiful book. Because it takes the form of a journal, it’s not very practical, but then again, it’s not supposed to; it’s rather one of those...
read more »

Joy of Cooking reviewed by jjmcgaffey

(reviewed 14th November 2009)

Wonderful basic information. It's very good at step-by-step coverage of "what do I do next?" It's a good idea to read through the recipe, though - sometimes...
read more »

The New England Cookbook: 350 Recipies from Town and Country, Land and Sea, Hearth and Home reviewed by bookwoman

(reviewed 14th November 2009)

This is one of my favorite cookbooks - great standard American recipes - everything I have tried has been excellent. Recipes are clear and easy to follow
read more »

Six O'Clock Solutions reviewed by hotmama

(reviewed 14th November 2009)

How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food reviewed by davamunn

(reviewed 14th November 2009)

I use this book for basic recipes. The great thing about Bittman is he encourages people to try things out. I use the vinaigrette recipe all the time...
read more »

The Bread Bible: 300 Favorite Recipes reviewed by davamunn

(reviewed 14th November 2009)

I love this book. Very down to earth, simple recipes. I use the White Mountain Bread and Buttermilk Honey Bread recipes all the time, especially when I...
read more »

Jane Brody's Good Food Book reviewed by davamunn

(reviewed 14th November 2009)

Another book I use all the time. Back when I was eating meat, I cooked the Chicken and Eggplant recipe all the time. The carrot soup recipe got...
read more »

The 1997 Joy of Cooking reviewed by ginger

(reviewed 15th November 2009)

This is THE cookbook i go to for cooking anything!!! especially something new. I have never had anything turn out bad when using this book and have SO...
read more »

Cooking With Friends reviewed by ginger

(reviewed 15th November 2009)

okay...so honestly, i bought this cookbook for a 'friend' and because it was the #1 show at the time...kind of a fun gift/gag gift as my friend LOVED the...
read more »

Traditional Greek Cooking reviewed by ginger

(reviewed 15th November 2009)

bought this book when we were on our honeymoon in greece and so glad we did...between the tzatziki to the country style porkchops fried in wine sauce with...
read more »

Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food reviewed by ginger

(reviewed 15th November 2009)

as a mom of 3 little boys...i can officially say that this cookbook is excellent in every way! not one of the recipes i have tried has not been a hit!...
read more »

Children's Cookbook (Farmyard Tales) reviewed by ginger

(reviewed 15th November 2009)

okay...so just bought this as i (and my kids) love usborne books and have the farmyard tales series...i thought it would be fun to cook recipes based on...
read more »

Cooking Rocks! Rachael Ray 30-Minute Meals for Kids reviewed by ginger

(reviewed 15th November 2009)

i can't wait to see what other people have tried...i don't love what i have so far...the kids ate it, but...not a favorite book so far...hope others can...
read more »

Kitchen for Kids: 100 Amazing Recipes Your Children Can Really Make reviewed by ginger

(reviewed 15th November 2009)

these really are recipes kids (esp. older ones) could make by themselves...i can pretty much have my 8 year old read and measure etc...all the instructions...
read more »

ALL THE BEST From Our Kitchens To Yours reviewed by ginger

(reviewed 15th November 2009)

if you go to a pampered chef show...this is a great cookbook to buy...great for entertaining as it has lots of 'quick' easy filling ideas that also look...
read more »

New Food Fast reviewed by ginger

(reviewed 15th November 2009)

fun recipes although only fast if you have the right ingredients! neat graphic layout too...
read more »

Favorite Comfort Food: Classic Favorites and Great New Recipes reviewed by ginger

(reviewed 15th November 2009)

if you moan to think of martha's other cookbooks (pre-everyday food at least) this is one without a thousand minimum ingredients per recipe...easy and...
read more »

Cold-Weather Cooking reviewed by moxonsawyer

(reviewed 15th November 2009)

One of my very favorite cookbooks for the fall and winter here in New England! The recipes range from simple to elegant and Sarah Leah Chase has a great...
read more »

Pedaling Through Burgundy Cookbook reviewed by moxonsawyer

(reviewed 15th November 2009)

Another favorite from Sarah Leah Chase - lovely French recipes "translated" for the American home cook.
read more »

The New Basics Cookbook reviewed by moxonsawyer

(reviewed 15th November 2009)

My very first cookbook as a "grownup". A classic, and helped give me the love of cooking (and cookbooks) I have today.
read more »

The Gourmet Cookbook: More than 1000 recipes reviewed by moxonsawyer

(reviewed 15th November 2009)

A compendium of some of the very best recipes from Gourmet Magazine. An important reference for any home cook, with tested, solid recipes for thousands...
read more »

The Josceline Dimbleby Christmas Book reviewed by tamsin

(reviewed 15th November 2009)

This book contains nothing but fabulous recipes of the totally indulgent, extravagant Christmas variety. There isn't a light-weight recipe in it. Equally,...
read more »