My Favourite Cookbooks

I love cookbooks. I really, really, do.

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There is something magical about people's recipes, you get to peek into their soul and see what they love. It's the same reason I decided to blog to share what is special, what is important, and what makes you feel connected with other people.

These are my favorite cookbooks. Some are simple, others are more elaborate. All of them have helped me learn and appreciate food more than I did before I read them. When I read a cookbook I read it like a fiction novel page to page, sometimes multiple times. Then I get excited to dive in.

Here is the list of my favourite cookbooks

 The Joy of Cooking. This book has been more of a educational book then anything. I have made a few recipes, but I just love the history of this book. It was made almost 100 years ago by a women who wanted to make a stock pile of recipes, and who was also coping with the loss of her husband. I know this may seem like a generic pick but I find this book exciting and incredibly interesting. Definetly a staple for the home cook.

The Joy of Cooking. This book has been more of a educational book then anything. I have made a few recipes, but I just love the history of this book. It was made almost 100 years ago by a women who wanted to make a stock pile of recipes, and who was also coping with the loss of her husband. I know this may seem like a generic pick but I find this book exciting and incredibly interesting. Definetly a staple for the home cook.

 Where Chefs Eat. This book is a pretty extensive catalog of where to eat in North America. With a combination of fine dining and cheap local eats. This isn't technically a cookbook, but I have definitely used this a guide when I have travelled ( or been dreaming of travelling)

Where Chefs Eat. This book is a pretty extensive catalog of where to eat in North America. With a combination of fine dining and cheap local eats. This isn't technically a cookbook, but I have definitely used this a guide when I have travelled ( or been dreaming of travelling)

 Fool Proof Preserving. You know anything by America's Test Kitchen is going to be great. This book is no exception. It gives detailed insight to canning, pickling and sauces. I have learned incredibly techniques and the reasoning behind those techniques. Their recipe for dill pickles is soooooooo good.

Fool Proof Preserving. You know anything by America's Test Kitchen is going to be great. This book is no exception. It gives detailed insight to canning, pickling and sauces. I have learned incredibly techniques and the reasoning behind those techniques. Their recipe for dill pickles is soooooooo good.

 Alaska Sourdough. This book might be my favorite on the list. The book is completely hand written. I happen to pick this up a value village and few months ago. I have learned a lot of history of sourdough and why it is so important to more isolated communities. When other food wasn't accessible they would normally have flour and water and of course their starter. There is a lot of love in this book.

Alaska Sourdough. This book might be my favorite on the list. The book is completely hand written. I happen to pick this up a value village and few months ago. I have learned a lot of history of sourdough and why it is so important to more isolated communities. When other food wasn't accessible they would normally have flour and water and of course their starter. There is a lot of love in this book.

 Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Yes of course it made the list. It's the famous Julia Child's book, also written by Louisette Bertholle and Simone Beck. This book was intended to introduce American's to French Cooking. With such recipes like beef bourguignon, bouillabaisse, and cassoulet. I definitely watched the movie Julie and Julia and then bought this book. 

Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Yes of course it made the list. It's the famous Julia Child's book, also written by Louisette Bertholle and Simone Beck. This book was intended to introduce American's to French Cooking. With such recipes like beef bourguignon, bouillabaisse, and cassoulet. I definitely watched the movie Julie and Julia and then bought this book. 

 Farm to Chef. This book is a guide to cooking in each season, specifically in Canada. This book is written by Lynn Crawford a Canadian Chef. Sometimes it's exciting having fresh seasonal produce, but it's hard to know what to make with those ingredients. This book is an excellent guide to all things seasonal.

Farm to Chef. This book is a guide to cooking in each season, specifically in Canada. This book is written by Lynn Crawford a Canadian Chef. Sometimes it's exciting having fresh seasonal produce, but it's hard to know what to make with those ingredients. This book is an excellent guide to all things seasonal.

 Save with Jamie. This book is awesome. It has straight forward, flavorful recipes that you will love. The best part about this book is it's all about making something special from leftovers. I have about 12 Jamie Oliver books and this is my favourite. I may also be slightly obessed with Jamie Oliver.

Save with Jamie. This book is awesome. It has straight forward, flavorful recipes that you will love. The best part about this book is it's all about making something special from leftovers. I have about 12 Jamie Oliver books and this is my favourite. I may also be slightly obessed with Jamie Oliver.

 Bouchon Bakery. I was given this book about 6 years ago and I love it so much. It's one of those books that has food stuck to the pages because it's been used a lot. Yes this is a more advanced cookbook for all things sweet, but everything I have made has been outstanding. In terms of desserts, sweets and pasteries this book is excellent and really educational.

Bouchon Bakery. I was given this book about 6 years ago and I love it so much. It's one of those books that has food stuck to the pages because it's been used a lot. Yes this is a more advanced cookbook for all things sweet, but everything I have made has been outstanding. In terms of desserts, sweets and pasteries this book is excellent and really educational.

 Fast Flavours. This is a great cookbook for everyday. Simple recipes that are easy for anyone to make. Variations on the classics and generally the stuff you're craving on the daily. I have loved every recipe I've made from this book. 

Fast Flavours. This is a great cookbook for everyday. Simple recipes that are easy for anyone to make. Variations on the classics and generally the stuff you're craving on the daily. I have loved every recipe I've made from this book. 

There you go. My favourite cookbooks.

This also caps off my month long of blogging. Thank you so much for reading the last 28 days, it's been incredibly cool to create recipies, try new things, fail and talk about why food is so incredible. I created it to share with others.

As always thanks for reading,

Sarah