I have spent my cooking career collecting and reading the best books about food. Here are the essential food books that every home cook should have in their kitchen!
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Over the years, I have come across TONS of cooking books. They range from recipe books all the way to chef biographies. I have a whole shelf on my bookshelf dedicated to just cooking books.
If you want to build your confidence in the kitchen, you need to read; and you need to read A LOT! Everyone has great ideas out there and you can glean from everyone’s published ideas to develop your own style and form of cooking!
I was cooking alongside one of my chef mentors one day during an event he was cooking for and he once told me “Marlee, the minute you begin to think you know how to make something, is the moment you don’t know how to do it.”
Everyone has their own style of making bread, or making gnocchi, or searing fish; whatever it may be, don’t be afraid to experiment and try new methods. My goal is to help expose new techniques that I’ve learned over the years. By doing so, I want to share with you some the best books about food I’ve come across and that I swear by!
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So there ya have it. Please check out these books and add them to your culinary library. Let me know how you like them and how they’ve helped. Happy reading.
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