Food Books

A collection of my favourite food books - the ones I've read and loved and cook from regularly. They're the books that inspire (and are mentioned on) my blog…
More
·
42 Pins
 11y
Collection by
{Home Cooking, Laurie Colwin.} Deserves to be better known in the UK - Laurie's honest, funny writing is wonderfully relaxing. Nigella Lawson, Foods, Reading, Cooking, Recipe Book, Favorite Recipes, Laurie Colwin, Writer, Food
Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen
{Home Cooking, Laurie Colwin.} Deserves to be better known in the UK - Laurie's honest, funny writing is wonderfully relaxing.
{Saving the Season, Kevin West.} A big book with a huge amount of information about canning, pickling and preserving. I like the way Kevin has woven literature,  history and anecdotes into the book. Home Canning, Fruit, Preserving Food, Pickled Beets, Canning, Preserves, Seasonal Recipes, Pickles
Saving the Season: A Cook's Guide to Home Canning, Pickling, and Preserving: A Cook's Guide to Home Canning, Pickling, and Preserving: A Cookbook
{Saving the Season, Kevin West.} A big book with a huge amount of information about canning, pickling and preserving. I like the way Kevin has woven literature, history and anecdotes into the book.
{McGee on Food and Cooking, Harold McGee.} An invaluable book. It never leaves my desk. Cookery Books, Kitchen Science, Food Lab, Food Science, Cook, Agatha Christie Books
McGee on Food and Cooking: An Encyclopedia of Kitchen Science, History and Culture
{McGee on Food and Cooking, Harold McGee.} An invaluable book. It never leaves my desk.
{Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts, Alice Medrich.} One of my current favourites - lots of easy, reliable recipes. I've enjoyed the Queen of Sheba torte, Linzer Blitz torte and Olive Oil Pound Cake. Kindle, Dessert, Desserts, Recipes, Food Processor, Dessert Book, Cookbook, Gourmet Recipes, Food Processor Recipes
Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts
{Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts, Alice Medrich.} One of my current favourites - lots of easy, reliable recipes. I've enjoyed the Queen of Sheba torte, Linzer Blitz torte and Olive Oil Pound Cake.
{Cooking and Dining in Medieval England, Peter Brears.} The best book on medieval food I've read so far. It's huge, detailed, filled with the author's illustrations and covers every aspect you can think of. Truly impressive. England, Art, Middle Ages, Renaissance Food, Medieval Recipes, The Hamptons, Medieval England
Cooking and Dining in Medieval England
{Cooking and Dining in Medieval England, Peter Brears.} The best book on medieval food I've read so far. It's huge, detailed, filled with the author's illustrations and covers every aspect you can think of. Truly impressive.
{Salt Sugar Smoke, Diana Henry.} One of the most beautiful books I own and a brilliant guide to preserving. I've tried the blackcurrant cordial and apricot & vanilla jam, adapted the strawberry jam and have many more recipes earmarked. Special Recipes, Cured Meats, Pickled Turnips, Jams & Jellies, Smoked Vegetables, Favorite Cookbooks
Salt Sugar Smoke: How to preserve fruit, vegetables, meat and fish (Diana Henry)
{Salt Sugar Smoke, Diana Henry.} One of the most beautiful books I own and a brilliant guide to preserving. I've tried the blackcurrant cordial and apricot & vanilla jam, adapted the strawberry jam and have many more recipes earmarked.
{Cooking in Europe 1650-1850, Ivan Day.} A useful overview of the period. Contains 199 recipes from around Europe translated and explained for the modern cook. Federal, History, Federal Reserve System, Federal Reserve, Worth Reading, System, Federation, Book Worth Reading
Cooking in Europe, 1650-1850 (The Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series: Cooking Up History)
{Cooking in Europe 1650-1850, Ivan Day.} A useful overview of the period. Contains 199 recipes from around Europe translated and explained for the modern cook.
{Hoosh, Jason C. Anthony.} An unusual and compelling book about Antarctica and food, ranging from the heroic age of Scott, Amundson and Shackleton (seals, scurvy and starvation) to the past few years of relative luxury. Author Share, Kindle Books, An Other Stories, Anthony, Book Writer, Favorite Books
Hoosh: Roast Penguin, Scurvy Day, and Other Stories of Antarctic Cuisine (At Table)
{Hoosh, Jason C. Anthony.} An unusual and compelling book about Antarctica and food, ranging from the heroic age of Scott, Amundson and Shackleton (seals, scurvy and starvation) to the past few years of relative luxury.
{Gorgeous Puddings, Annie Bell.} Classic puddings with simple, reliable recipes - I like the chocolate fondants, sticky toffee pudding and crème brûlée. It's a good place to jump off from. Pudding, Puddings, Eat Your Books, Delicious
Gorgeous Puddings (Gorgeous Series)
{Gorgeous Puddings, Annie Bell.} Classic puddings with simple, reliable recipes - I like the chocolate fondants, sticky toffee pudding and crème brûlée. It's a good place to jump off from.
{How Baking Works, Paula I. Figoni.} Though I think McGee is generally better for science, it's nice to have a book that focuses on baking. Good for information on ingredients and what they do i.e. fats, sweeteners etc. Has exercises and experiments but I haven't tried them. Nutrition, Baking Science, Baking And Pastry, Chefs, Culinary Arts, Food Class, Nutrition Recipes, Baked Goods
How Baking Works: Exploring the Fundamentals of Baking Science
{How Baking Works, Paula I. Figoni.} Though I think McGee is generally better for science, it's nice to have a book that focuses on baking. Good for information on ingredients and what they do i.e. fats, sweeteners etc. Has exercises and experiments but I haven't tried them.
{Ready for Dessert, David Lebovitz.} I'm a big fan of David Lebovitz's recipes. In this book, I've been inspired by the coconut layer cake, absolute best brownies, chocolate chip cookies and fresh fig & raspberry tart with honey. Mini Desserts, Cake, Brownies, Pastry, My Best Recipe
Ready for Dessert: My Best Recipes
{Ready for Dessert, David Lebovitz.} I'm a big fan of David Lebovitz's recipes. In this book, I've been inspired by the coconut layer cake, absolute best brownies, chocolate chip cookies and fresh fig & raspberry tart with honey.
{Ice Cream, Laura B. Weiss.} Another good book from the Edible Series. I learnt a lot about early ice creams, ice houses, gelato, sundaes, soda fountains and the spread of commercial ice cream. Commercial, Pop, Sorbet, Ice Cream, Ice Houses
Ice Cream: A Global History (Edible)
{Ice Cream, Laura B. Weiss.} Another good book from the Edible Series. I learnt a lot about early ice creams, ice houses, gelato, sundaes, soda fountains and the spread of commercial ice cream.
{Cooking for Kings, Ian Kelly.} Not so much a biography of Antonin Carême but of his fascinating career as a chef and pâtissier for the rulers of Europe (including Napoleon and the Prince Regent, later George IV). I love how many full or double page pictures are scattered through the book. Includes some of his recipe but I've never tried one. King, The One, Celebrity Chefs, Chef, Food History
Cooking for Kings: The Life of Antonin Careme - The First Celebrity Chef
{Cooking for Kings, Ian Kelly.} Not so much a biography of Antonin Carême but of his fascinating career as a chef and pâtissier for the rulers of Europe (including Napoleon and the Prince Regent, later George IV). I love how many full or double page pictures are scattered through the book. Includes some of his recipe but I've never tried one.
{What to Eat?: 10 Chewy Questions About Food, Hattie Ellis.} I read this thought-provoking book last year and today it was nominated for two Guild of Food Writers Awards. Books, Everyday Food, Eat, Time To Eat, Thought Provoking Book
What to Eat?: 10 Chewy Questions About Food
{What to Eat?: 10 Chewy Questions About Food, Hattie Ellis.} I read this thought-provoking book last year and today it was nominated for two Guild of Food Writers Awards.
{Jerusalem, Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi.} A visually stunning, colourful book. All of the recipes have been excellent so far but I love the sweets in particular, including the tahini cookies, chocolate krantz cake, semolina, coconut & marmalade cake and the clementine & almond syrup cake. Yotam Ottolenghi, Ottolenghi
Jerusalem: Ottolenghi Yotam
{Jerusalem, Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi.} A visually stunning, colourful book. All of the recipes have been excellent so far but I love the sweets in particular, including the tahini cookies, chocolate krantz cake, semolina, coconut & marmalade cake and the clementine & almond syrup cake.