Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Cookbook Chronicles

In speaking with a few foodies, there is one thing that we have in common....other than our love of food. And that is our addiction to cookbooks. Many of us just buy a new cookbook because of the cover....some for the author.....some for the topic (one would think that the author had that purpose in mind)......but whatever the reason, we're drawn to cookbooks. I was a subscriber to Bon Appetit magazine for almost 30 years, made every recipe that was on the cover, and then some. I'm sure many have uttered what I usually say, "I need a new cookbook, like I need a hole in the head." Or, "I'll never make all of these recipes." And the next thing you know, you're standing in the checkout line with your new treasure. I know, I know. And with blogs, foodbuzz, Epicurious, and so on, we've got recipes galore at our fingertips! But still, we buy new cookbooks.

So, with this in mind, I thought I'd cronicle all (most) of my cookbooks, and list them right here on my blog. Perhaps someone will see a book that piques their interest or they'll see a book that they "used to have a recipe, but can't find it," or will just enjoy reading through my list. Now, I'm not going to list food magazines or all of the little booklets one gets with appliances, for instance or all of the ones I have received through food or beverage companies (though some might sneak their way onto my list). Just the ones that I consider, "books." They are in no particular order, and I haven't listed all, since I gave my son a collection when he bought his first house.

Another thing: If you see a book and would like more information or a recipe, please let me know, and I'll be more than happy to provide it for you. Ok, sit back, grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy, Pam's Cookbook Chronicles.

Lidia's Italy
At Home with Michael Chiarello
ABC's of Food (I am a food contributor in this book)
Cooking the Whole Food Way
Party Hearty
Hip Chicks Guide to Macrobiotics
The Williamsburg Cookbook
Junior's Cheesecake Cookbook
Rachel Ray's 30-Minute Meals
Calphalon Cooks Weeknights
Cookery, New Orleans Style
Southern Legacies
Cooking with Mickey
Chef Paul Prudhomme's Louisiana Kitchen
Encyclopedia of European Cooking
Craig Claiborne's International Cookbook
Cooking with Craig Claiborne and Pierre Franey
Jeff Smith, The Frugal Gourmet Cooks American
Jeff Smith, The Frugal Gourmet Cooks with Wine
Best Ever Vegetable Recipes
The Pirate's House Cookbook
McCall's Cookie Collection
Sweet Miniatures
Irene Chalmer's "France"
The El Paso Chile Company, Rum Tiki Cookbook
Sweet Talk, Recipes from Domino Sugar
Standing Ovations (One of my own--self published)
Bill of Fare (Another of mine--self published)
Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese Cookbook
The Recipes of Madison County
Wolfgang Puck's, Pizza, Pasta, & More!
Mario Batali, Simple Italian Food
The Bon Appetit Cookbook
The Martha Stewart Living Cookbook
Cooking with Mickey & The Disney Chefs
The Cookie Bible
Craig Claiborne's, The New York Times Food Encyclopedia
"Celebrate," San Antonio, a Cookbook
Suzanne Somers, Get Skinny
The New Italian Cooking
The Settlement Cookbook
McCall's Cookbook
Best Recipes from the Backs of Boxes, Bottles, Cans, & Jars
The Talisman Italian Cookbook
The NY Times Cookbook
The Italian Market Cookbook
NY's Master Chefs
Cooking with the NY Mets
Good Housekeeping Cake Book (1958)
Ada Boni, Italian Regional Cooking
Recipes: Classic French Cooking
The Culinary Arts Encyclopedia of Cooking
Chocolate Box
The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Cookbook
Cooking for Friends
Nestle's Recipe Collection
Emeril's New Orleans Cooking
Hallmark, Celebrate the Seasons
Microwave Cooking from Litton
The Ultimate Food Processor Cookbook
Pie Shell Creations
Cakes to Dream On
The Secrets of Baking
McCall's Cooking School
The Cake Bible
Bon Appetit Recipe Yearbooks, Volumes 1989, 1990, 1991
Bon Appetit, Every Night Cooking
McCall's No Time to Cook
The Family Circle Christmas Treasury
The Cupcake Cafe' Cookbook
Mix it Up
Thyme, Love, & Tenderness
The Lady & Sons, Too
365 Ways to Cook Pasta
Simply Scones
Paul Bocuse French Cooking
Treasured Recipes
Duncan Hines Bake Shop in a Book
Gingerbread for All Seasons
Bon Appetit Christmas Season
Tupperware Stacked Cooked Meals
Gifts from a Country Kitchen
Chocolate Delights
Gorgeous Cakes
Williams Sonoma, Desserts
Sweet Serendipity
Magnolia Bakery
Cupcake Cafe'
A Passion for Ice Cream
The Flavors of Bon Appetit, Volumes 2000 & 2001
The Best of Coffee, a Cookbook
110 More Cookie Recipes
Best-Loved Foods of Christmas
Joys of Jell-o
Good Housekeeping Book of Delectable Desserts (1958)
Land o' Lakes Top 50 Recipes, 1997
Culinary Arts Institute, entertaining Six or Eight
Pillsbury 2nd Grand National, 100 Prize Winning Recipes (25 cents!)
Crock Cooking

1 comment:

  1. You're right. Aside from food, we love cookbooks. You have quite a collection. I promised myself that I'm not buying anymore cookbooks. I rarely even touch them. But I still love going to to bookstore to browse a cookbook.