Cookbooks are just about the only thing I collect. I love going online for food inspiration, but to me nothing beats holding a cookbook in my hands. I love them for their recipes, pictures, educational components, and inspiring stories. I also like reading about food (not just how to make it), so you will see a few non-cookbook books in this list. Any recommendations are welcomed—just leave a comment!

My Cookbook Collection
1080 Recipes
5 Ingredient Fix
The America’s Test Kitchen Menu Cookbook
The Art of Simple Food**
Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving
Barefoot Contessa at Home
The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
The Best of America’s Test Kitchen 2012
The Best of Cooking Light
Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook
The Betty Crocker Cookbook
Big Green Egg Cookbook
Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction
Bouchon Bakery
Bread Cake Doughnut Pudding
Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook
Cook Organic
Cook’s Illustrated: The Best Make Ahead Recipe
Cooking with Just Four Ingredients
Everday Food: Great Food Fast
Everyday Italian
Favorite Food at Home
Food & Wine Annual Cookbook 2007
Food & Wine Annual Cookbook 2011
Food & Wine Annual Cookbook 2012
The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book
The Gourmet Cookie Book
The Homemade Pantry**
How to Be a Domestic Goddess
The Inspired Vegan
It’s All Good**
Jamie at Home
Jon Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine
Joy the Baker Cookbook
The King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion**
King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking**
Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook
Martha Stewart’s Pies and Tarts
Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1
The Meatball Shop Cookbook
Momofuku Milk Bar
My Paris Kitchen
One Girl Cookies
Paella Paella
Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking
The Silver Spoon
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
The Sprouted Kitchen
Sunday Suppers**
Super Natural Cooking
Super Natural Every Day**
Tartine Bread**
Williams-Sonoma Cooking Essentials

Other Food-Related Books on My Shelf
Beard on Food by James Beard
Food Matters by Mark Bittman
My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud’Homme**
Best Food Writing Series by Holly Hughes**
The United States of Arugula by David Kamp
Food Politics by Marion Nestle
The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan**
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan


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