Cookbook Collection

Here is a list of the cookbooks in my collection, in the approximate order they were obtained.  I know it is quite the embarrassment of riches here, but my new resolution (a.k.a. The Cookbook Challenge4/25/2009) is to work my way through the collection by trying at least three recipes from each book.  I feel that by doing so, I will justify this glut of gourmet literature somehow…  Please join me in my delusion!


Karen Lee, The Occasional Vegetarian
The Complete Step-by-Step Cookbook
Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
Moosewood Collective, Moosewood Restaurant Book of Desserts
Tom Colicchio, Think Like a Chef
Deborah Madison, This Can’t Be Tofu (this should make for an interesting week in my house…)
Reader’s Digest, Kitchen Secrets
Culinary Institute of America, Cooking at Home with The Culinary Institute of America
Culinary Institute of America, Gourmet Meals in Minutes
Nigella Lawson, Nigella Bites
Fran McCullough and Molly Stevens, The Best American Recipes 2004-2005
The Complete Cooking Light Cookbook
Jacques Pepin, Complete Techniques
Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Library, Risotto
Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Library, Healthy Cooking
Allen Rucker, The Sopranos Family Cookbook: As Compiled by Artie Bucco
Les Editions du Pacifique, Cuisine de Paris
Trish Deseine, Je Veux du Chocolat [I want chocolate]
Michael Chiarello, Casual Cooking
Lora Brody, The Cape Cod Table
Anthony Bourdain, Les Halles Cookbook
Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann, Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook
Dave Lieberman, Young & Hungry
Lynne Rossetto Kasper, The Italian Country Table
Patricia Wells, The Paris Cookbook
Carole Clements, The Cook’s Encyclopedia of Baking
Connie McCole, Picnics in the Park: Moveable Feasts for Dining Alfresco
Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa Family Style
Mark Bittman, The Minimalist Cooks at Home
Williams-Sonoma, Food Made Fast: Slow Cooker
Julia Child, Mastering The Art of French Cooking, Volume One
Giada de Laurentiis, Everyday Italian
Ina Garten, Barefoot in Paris
The Williams-Sonoma Collection: Fish
Williams-Sonoma Collection: Italian
Williams-Sonoma Collection: French
Williams-Sonoma Collection: Asian
Williams-Sonoma Collection: Soup & Stew
The Williams-Sonoma Collection: Hor d’oeuvre
Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Library, Pies & Tarts
Giada de Laurentiis, Giada’s Family Dinners
Gordon Hammersley, Bistro Cooking at Home
Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker, Joy of Cooking
Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins, The Silver Palate Cookbook
Pam Anderson, How to Cook Without a Book
Paragon Publishing, Home Cooking
Nina Simonds, Spices of Life
Martha Stewart Living, Everyday Food: Great Food Fast
Andrea Immer, Everyday Dining with Wine
Lora Brody, The New England Table
America’s Test Kitchen, The New Best Recipe
Michele Cranston, Fresh
America’s Test Kitchen, American Classics: More Than 300 Exhaustively Tested Recipes For America’s Favorite Dishes
America’s Test Kitchen, The Best Light Recipe
America’s Test Kitchen, The Best 30-Minute Recipe
Judith Finlayson, The 150 Best Slow Cooker Recipes
Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa at Home: Everyday Recipes You’ll Make Over and Over Again
Lynn Alley, The Gourmet Slow Cooker
Bon Appetit, Fast Easy Fresh
Bon Appetit, The Bon Appetit Cookbook
Ruth Reichl, The Gourmet Cookbook
Julia Child, The Way to Cook
Thomas Keller, Bouchon
America’s Test Kitchen, The Best Cover & Bake Recipes
Ana Sortun, Spice: Flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean
Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarborough, Cooking for Two
Williams-Sonoma, Paris
Mario Batali, Italian Grill
Williams-Sonoma, Mastering: Beef & Veal
Brian St. Pierre, The Wine Lover Cooks Italian
Williams-Sonoma, Christmas Entertaining
Marcella Hazan, Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking
Diane Morgan, Delicious Dips
Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Mark Bittman, Simple to Spectacular: How to Take One Basic Recipe to Four Levels of Sophistication
Sue Cutts, The Cast Iron Way to Cook
Dorie Greenspan, Baking: From My Home to Yours
America’s Test Kitchen, The Best Make-Ahead Recipe
Missy Chase Lapine, The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, The River Cottage Meat Book
David Becker, Sweet Basil
Suzanne Goin, Sunday Suppers at Lucques
Molly Stevens, All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking
Nate Appleman and Shelley Lindgren, A16: Food + Wine


  1. I love the A16 cookbook (and restaurant)! It is one of my goals to cook every recipe in it. This is the last one I made and it was delicious:

    Great collection! Good luck!

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