Now that Lyndsie and I have a beautiful, awesome kitchen, I’ve researched all of the top cookbooks to own that we can start to collect and really start to explore. If you’re looking for the best cookbooks to own and are really, truly trying to up your cooking skills, take a look below! These cookbooks are no joke and they are designed to improve your current cooking skills to make you into that chef you really want to be!
1. Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child
What comprehensive list of cookbooks to own would be complete without this classic Julia Child book? This book has been the source of a lot of masterpieces in the kitchen and it all boils down to the fact that she really breaks it down. She boils down each and every step to terms we can all understand and makes it really easy to follow each and every recipe!
2. The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook by Brent Ridge & Josh Kilmer-Purcell
Now, I am actually in love with these guys. Not only are the amazing in person (yes! We met them!), but what they are doing is incredible! They are truly living off of their farm! It’s an incredible journey and this cookbook is amazing and a great addition to any collection!
3. Cupcakes! by Elinor Klivans
If you’ve been dying for a cookbook that is all about cupcakes – this is the one for you! Cupcakes have exploded onto the market and if you are looking for a way to capture all of the greatest tastes and make your cupcakes worthy of Cupcake Wars, take a look at this awesome cookbook!
4. Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison
I couldn’t have a cookbook list without featuring at least one vegetarian option! This awesome cookbook really takes a different approach to the world of veggies and really allows you to cook good, healthy and wholesome food. It’s a fantastic book for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike!
5. Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan
I am a sucker for anything that is Italian! I love the language, the beauty and finally the food. The food is pretty remarkable and if you know how to cook it well, you’ll be the talk of the town! This incredible cookbook is all about the essentials of cooking Italian really well. It’s an amazing book that you should take a look at!
6. The Barbecue! Bible by Steven Raichlen
I just recently got a brand new grill and I have to tell you, this cookbook has saved me! It’s everything that you want to know about BBQ and everything you need to know to make your BBQ a complete and total success! So girls, you ready to fire up the grill?
7. Baking: from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan
Finally, the last cookbook that I think is essential for every single cook to have in their kitchen is this one! It’s all about baking, what to look for, it has the best recipes and it’s just an essential book to have at your fingertips!
These are just a few of the top cookbooks that I have in my kitchen! Do you have any more that you can’t live without? Share ‘em!