6 Cookbooks You'll Want to Use Again and Again and Again

6 Cookbooks You'll Want to Use Again and Again and Again
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Expand your cooking knowledge with these great cookbooks!

You might remember afternoons in your grandmother's kitchen baking cookies together or learning how to make delicious breads. She probably had a shelf full of old, dusty cookbooks from her mother that you eventually inherited. While those books are precious for reasons we don't need to get into (hello... time with your sweet grandmother?), food has changed a lot in the decades since their publication. That's why it's good to have a few modern cookbooks in your collection as well as those trusty momento's!

These six cookbooks gathered here will be great additions to any collection. Sure, in this day and age you can look up a lot of recipes online, but there's still something to be said for having a bound cookbook in your kitchen. Your own Ol' Reliable! You'll be sure to impress even the harshest critics with the help of these books, since they contain tons of great recipes, tips and tricks on how to become a whiz in the kitchen, and the science behind food. What could be better than that? Keep reading on to hear more about these books! And if you want something a little more info-packed and a little less delicious, check out these exciting books for 2021.

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1. I'm Just Here for the Food by Alton Brown

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What makes Alton Browns I'm Just Here for the Food is that it is so much more than just a cookbook. Sure, it has a ton of great recipes to try, but it also delves into the science behind the food, perfect for fans of his show Good Eats. Make sure to check out the baking version of the book as well!

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2. Time to Eat: Delicious Meals for Busy Lives by Nadiya Hussain

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You know here as the winner of season 6 of The Great British Bake Off: Nadiya Hussain! Since then, she's been hard at work with a few of her own cooking shows, writing novels, and putting together cookbooks. One such cookbook is Time to Eat, a book chockful of recipes, tips for mealprepping, and ideas on what to do with leftovers. It's a must-have!

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3. Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites by Deb Perelman

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First launched in 2006, Deb Perelman's Smitten Kitchen blog has long been a staple for the home cook. Her first cookbook and especially her second, Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites, continues in the same vein, providing excellent and accessible recipes.

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4. Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, and Simone Beck

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One of — if not the most — famous cooks in the world is Julia Child. She's known for her popular cooking shows and for her cookbook, co-written with Louisette Bertholle and Simone Beck, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Since its publication, it has become a staple in cookbook collections and deserves a place on your shelf too! Seriously, this classic is timeless!

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5. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat

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Chef Samin Nosrat brings forth a new a new culinary idea in her cookbook Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. It's that if you can master these four cooking elements, you'll be well on your way to becoming a great home cook! The book contains a 100 recipes, along with great scientific explanations behind what you'll learn in the book. Sounds like a win-win for everyone!

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6. Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten

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For years, Ina Garten has a been a Food Network staple with her show Barefoot Contessa. She currently has 12 cookbooks out and they just keep getting better and better. Our favorite is her eleventh, Modern Comfort Food, which features 85 recipes that range from Cheddar and Chutney Grilled Cheese to Banana Rum Trifle.

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