Whether you have been cooking for years or you are new in the kitchen, you both need a reference book or a guide book to help make your work in the kitchen easier and enjoyable.A good cook book will teach you the very basic things that you need to know about cooking and also help you to familiarize with great recipes.A cookbook is a valuable part of every great kitchen and even the greatest of chefs can confirm this.
Some cook books are meant specifically for either newbies or are just full of many recipes and advice for already established cooks.For our list of cookbooks we have considered this factor and decided not to be biased.We have also considered how good the recipes are and whether they actually work or not,the quality of photographs in the books, whether it has inspiring and intriguing writings and if the recipes included are for foods that people are excited about.
Here is the list, in no particular order, of the books we settled on as the top 5 that will make your cooking easier. We hope that you will find the list helpful.
- I’m Just Here for the Food , by Alton Brown
This is a great cookbook that not only takes you through the process of cooking but it also teaches you the way cooking actually works. I need not introduce the writer especially to people who have searched and found the joy of preparing the most delicious dishes without putting in so much energy or using so much time and money in the kitchen. He is well known for recipes that are very smart and explanations that are based on good logic and science. He has a great way of making people learn about the food they are preparing while ensuring that the food itself is delicious.He offers explanations for the principles that work behind frying, baking and grilling. He also shows you why your fried food does not have to be greasy and how baked foods get fluffy.This is recommended for people who are interested in learning why and not just how.
- How to Cook Everything, by Mark Bittman
This particular cookbook is available as a website, a book and also a mobile application only for the iOS devices. All these are full of brilliant photographs, great recipes and illustrations which help you to prepare the dishes. This book shows you how to cook just about anything. This is not so much because the book has very many recipes but because the recipes are very instructive and detailed such that if you get to understand and follow them appropriately, you will be in a position to cook everything. The writer does not just focus on making specific recipes but he also the process of cooking and how it works. He also includes options and variations and techniques that allow you to customize any dish. It is very good for beginners.
- The Joy of Cooking, by Irma S Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, and Ethan Becker
This is a must-have cook book for both professional cooking and for any home.If you prefer digital references,you can check out its website or download the mobile iOS application.It is a great encyclopedia if you want to prepare or stock your kitchen or if you want to learn how to prepare just about anything.It has narrations about the principlesof cooking and constitutes of both old and new recipes.
- The Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook
It starts of with basics like how to cut meat in different ways and so on.It has many tutorials and great recipes that are up-to date.It includes modern techniques of cooking and has a wide range of dishes for just about any occasion.It is well designed to last in the kitchen; its plastic comb ring binding.
The Science of Good Cooking, by The Editors of America’s Test Kitchen and Guy Crosby Ph.D
This also has a lot on how to go about cooking, the science of cooking and the way cooking works. It has many recipes that are very well illustrated. It is an awesome cook book.