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I'm pretty sure this question has been asked a million time here, but answer if you would like.

 

I would just like to know some of your favorite cookbooks that you have in your library.  As for me, my go to book is the flavor bible as a wonderful reference guide and have bought it four times(lost it, two stolen from me).  Also a book called the improvisational chef, this book made me think outside of the box.

post #2 of 10

My Gma Van's black binder (it was falling apart and the binder was a good choice) stuffed full of recipes (and a peek into life from a by gone era) for real food (potato salad dressed with homemade mayo, for instance).

Lots of little notes in the margins as well as tips on how to feed a family during (WW2) rationing.

If I only had time to save one thing from a house fire, this would be my choice.

 

The Pastry Queen ( Rebecca Rather ) is another favorite.

Filled with both sweet and savory recipes that are a huge hit with the "ladies who do lunch" group.

 

James Beard's " American Cookery" is my go to when I am cooking on the fly.

Comes in handy when I have a pantry full of ingredients and want to make my family something besides meatloaf or pot roast.

post #3 of 10

French Laundry Cookbook, Eleven Madison Park, Momofuku Milk Bar and VoltInk for inspiration; Ideas in Food and Modernist Cuisine for info; Mission Street Food for deliciosity and entertainment.

post #4 of 10

Charlie Palmer - Great American Food, Grant Achatz- Alinia, Mario Batali-Babbo, Morimoto, Ruhlman-Charcuterie and of course the Larousse Gastronomique.

 

Dave

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post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by ChefBoyarG View Post

French Laundry Cookbook, Eleven Madison Park, Momofuku Milk Bar and VoltInk for inspiration; Ideas in Food and Modernist Cuisine for info; Mission Street Food for deliciosity and entertainment.

Those are also my favorite books minus the mission street food book, I dont have that one but will have to check it out since we have such similar tastes!

post #6 of 10

Raymond Blanc - 'Le manoir aux quat saisons'

 

Marco Pierre White - 'White heat'

 

Jason Atherton - 'Gordon Ramsay's Maze'

 

Harold Mcgee - 'On food and cooking'

 

Lucky peach magazine

post #7 of 10

The Art of Cooking, Arnold Zabert

post #8 of 10

TFL cookbook is amazing, lots of technique and plating ideas.

post #9 of 10
I'm going to have to update my list to include Ludobites.
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The Art of Peruvian Cuisine - Tony Custer

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