What better way to master the art of cooking than from the big name experts? No matter where you live, you can copy your favorite chefs by buying their books or checking them out at the library. Reading cookbooks is fun because you get to salivate over delicious meals, then learn to prepare them yourself right at home. How much better could things get? Here are some top cookbooks with mouthwatering recipes to get you started. Happy eating!
1. Endless Summer Cookbook by Katie Lee
You’ve probably seen Katie Lee on television. She prepares yummy foods that are decently healthy and pretty simple to copy. In this fabulous cookbook, you get more than 100 recipes that you can prepare for summer parties or when you need a dose of warm weather in the middle of winter. Her book makes it easy to cook the food and serve it at a party. Perfect!
2. Foolproof by Ina Garten (the Barefoot Contessa)
The name of this cookbook is what makes it so appealing to me. A recipe I can easily make without screw-ups and frustration? Yes, please. The cookbook contains a wealth of easy food and drink recipes that you can make with simple ingredients that are easy to find at any grocery store. Garten also loves entertaining so you’ll get some good tips for sharing what you cook.
3. It’s All Good by Gwyneth Paltrow
She’s not just a movie star! Paltrow also cooks and shares her recipes in this fabulous cookbook. It’s packed with delicious recipes that are designed to help you lose weight and stay as healthy as you can. But, they don’t skimp on flavor either. Each meal in the cookbook tastes as heavenly as it will make you feel.
4. Supermarket Healthy by Melissa D’Arabian
This Food Network star has created a cookbook that allows you to prepare meals for your friends and family that are affordable and easy to create with grocery store staples. The recipes are nutritious and easy to prepare so you can feed your circle without a ton of trouble or effort. What more could a girl want?
5. Everyday Italian by Giada De Laurentis
If you want to master Italian food, this is the book you need. The recipes are authentic and tasty, while also being easy to master. Much like Giada’s hit television show, she takes you through prep, cooking and serving a meal without a ton of work. The end result is a deliciously prepared meal that you can have all the bragging rights for.
6. Gordon Ramsay’s Home Cooking by Gordon Ramsay
He of Hell’s Kitchen fame! Despite his outwardly aggressive manner, Ramsay has some real skill when it comes to making tasty meals that everyone will love. I’ve read his biography and a lot of it is just an act. Regardless of how he behaves, his recipes in this cookbook are perfect for people who want to be home chefs. The recipes will look and taste gourmet, but aren’t hard to make. Yay!
7. Cook like a Rock Star by Anne Burrell
I want to cook like a rock star, don’t you? You’ll be doing just that in no time with this fantastic cookbook. Anne Burrell is a TV chef with loads of great recipes and she’s really fun to watch at the same time. This cookbook is chock full of fast and easy dishes you can prepare anytime, even on a busy weeknight.
Do you love to cook? Which of these cookbooks will you pick up next time you to Barnes and Noble? What other ones should we have in our cookbook stash?