Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cooking by Ingredient - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Cooking by Ingredient. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Half Baked Harvest Super Simple: More Than 125 Recipes for Instant, Overnight, Meal-Prepped, and Easy Comfort Foods: A Cookbook


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cooking by Ingredient - August 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER •  There’s something for everyone in these 125 easy, show-stopping recipes: fewer ingredients, foolproof meal-prepping, effortless entertaining, and everything in between, including vegan and vegetarian options! NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BUZZFEED AND FOOD NETWORK “Those indulgent, comfort food-esque dishes Tieghan is known for aren’t going anywhere. . . . You’ll be hard-pressed to decide which one to make first.”— Food & Wine We all want to make and serve our loved ones beautiful food—but we shouldn’t have to work so hard to do it. With Half Baked Harvest Super Simple, Tieghan Gerard has solved that problem.  On her blog and in her debut cookbook, Tieghan is beloved for her freshly sourced, comfort-food-forward recipes that taste even better than they look. Half Baked Harvest Super Simple takes what fans loved most about Half Baked Harvest Cookbook and distills it into quicker, more manageable dishes, including options for one-pot meals, night-before meal prep, and even some Instant Pot® or slow cooker recipes. Using the most important cooking basics, you’ll whip up everyday dishes like Cardamom Apple Fritters , Spinach and Artichoke Mac and Cheese , and Lobster Tacos to share with your family, or plan stress-free dinner parties with options like Slow Roasted Moroccan Salmon and Fresh Corn and Zucchini Summer Lasagna . Especially for home cooks who are pressed for time or just starting out, Half Baked Harvest Super Simple is your go-to for hassle-free meals that never sacrifice taste.

  • Author: Tieghan Gerard
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (October 29, 2019)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-0525577072
  • Dimensions: 8.39 x 0.97 x 10.25 inches

                 

2. The Big Book of Organic Baby Food: Baby Purées, Finger Foods, and Toddler Meals For Every Stage


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cooking by Ingredient - August 2021

Help your baby eat right with 200+ homemade purees, solid foods, and whole meals Discover a giant collection of natural, organic, and irresistible baby food recipes to nourish your baby from infancy through the toddler years and beyond. From single-ingredient purees to complete meals that can be shared with the whole family, you’ll learn how you can create nutritious baby foods with ease. Filled with tasty dishes like Sweet Potato Puree, Maple-Glazed Salmon, and Roasted Green Beans, this baby food cookbook offers tons of healthy and wholesome recipes designed to accommodate a wide range of tastes and needs. This baby food book features: An overview of ages and stages —Each chapter covers developmental changes and provides FAQs to help inform your nutritional decisions. Purees, smoothies, finger foods —Choose from more than 150 recipes that will take your little one from purees to solid foods. Family fare —Take dinner to the next level with 70+ recipes designed to be enjoyed by your child but shared with the whole family. Help your child grow with the healthy, homemade, organic foods inside this baby cookbook.

  • Author: Stephanie Middleberg MS RD CDN
  • Publisher: Sonoma Press (October 18, 2016)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-1943451524
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.8 x 8 inches

                 

3. The Forager's Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cooking by Ingredient - August 2021

A guide to 32 of the best and most common edible wild plants in North America, with detailed information on how to identify them, where they are found, how and when they are harvested, which parts are used, how they are prepared, as well as their culinary use, ecology, conservation, and cultural history.

  • Author: Samuel Thayer
  • Publisher: Foragers Harvest Press; 1st edition (May 15, 2006)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0976626602
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches

                 

4. Half Baked Harvest Cookbook: Recipes from My Barn in the Mountains


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cooking by Ingredient - August 2021

Whether you need to get dinner on the table for your family tonight or are planning your next get-together with friends,  Half Baked Harvest Cookbook has your new favorite recipe. Tieghan Gerard grew up in the Colorado mountains as one of seven children. When her dad took too long to make dinner every night, she started doing the cooking—at age 15. Ever-determined to reign in the chaos of her big family, Tieghan found her place in the kitchen. She had a knack for creating unique dishes, which led her to launch her blog, Half Baked Harvest . Since then, millions of people have fallen in love with her fresh take on comfort food, stunning photography, and charming life in the mountains.   While it might be a trek to get to Tieghan’s barn-turned-test kitchen, her creativity shines here: dress up that cheese board with a real honey comb; decorate a standard salad with spicy, crispy sweet potato fries; serve stir fry over forbidden black rice; give French Onion Soup an Irish kick with Guinness and soda bread; bake a secret ingredient into your apple pie (hint: it’s molasses). And a striking photograph accompanies every recipe, making Half Baked Harvest Cookbook a feast your eyes, too.

  • Author: Tieghan Gerard
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (September 12, 2017)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-0553496390
  • Dimensions: 8.23 x 1.05 x 10.26 inches

                 

5. The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs (LITTLE, BROWN A)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cooking by Ingredient - August 2021

Great cooking goes beyond following a recipe--it's knowing how to season ingredients to coax the greatest possible flavor from them. Drawing on dozens of leading chefs' combined experience in top restaurants across the country, Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg present the definitive guide to creating "deliciousness" in any dish. Thousands of ingredient entries, organized alphabetically and cross-referenced, provide a treasure trove of spectacular flavor combinations. Readers will learn to work more intuitively and effectively with ingredients; experiment with temperature and texture; excite the nose and palate with herbs, spices, and other seasonings; and balance the sensual, emotional, and spiritual elements of an extraordinary meal. Seasoned with tips, anecdotes, and signature dishes from America's most imaginative chefs, The Flavor Bible is an essential reference for every kitchen. Winner of the 2009 James Beard Book Award for Best Book: Reference and Scholarship

  • Author: Karen Page
  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.; 1st edition (September 1, 2008)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-0316118408
  • Dimensions: 8.05 x 1.55 x 10.45 inches

                 



6. Vegetables Unleashed: A Cookbook


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cooking by Ingredient - August 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the endlessly inventive imaginations of star Spanish-American chef José Andrés and James Beard award-winning writer Matt Goulding,  Vegetables Unleashed  is a new cookbook that will transform how we think about—and eat—the vast universe of vegetables. Andrés is famous for his unstoppable energy—and for his belief that vegetables are far sexier than meat can ever be. Showing us how to creatively transpose the flavors of a global pantry onto the produce aisle,  Vegetables Unleashed  showcases Andrés’s wide-ranging vision and borderless cooking style. With recipes highlighting everything from the simple wonders of a humble lentil stew to the endless variations on the classic Spanish gazpacho to the curious genius of potatoes baked in fresh compost,  Vegetables Unleashed  gives us the recipes, tricks, and tips behind the dishes that have made Andrés one of America’s most important chefs and that promise to completely change our relationship with the diverse citizens of the vegetable kingdom. Filled with a guerilla spirit and brought to life by Andrés’s globe-trotting culinary adventures,  Vegetables Unleashed   will show the home cook how to approach cooking vegetables in an entirely fresh and surprising way – and that the world can be changed through the power of plants.

  • Author: Jose Andres
  • Publisher: Anthony Bourdain/Ecco (May 21, 2019)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Cookbooks, Food & Wine

                 

7. The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cooking by Ingredient - August 2021

Now outdoorsman and survivalists can own the official US Army guide to edible plants. Whether you are a stranded soldier, a wilderness hiker, or you just want to know which plants growing in your backyard are edible, this is an invaluable resource. Anyone who has spent serious time outdoors knows that in survival situations, wild plants are often the only sustenance available. The proper identification of these plants can mean the difference between survival and death. This book describes habitat and distribution, physical characteristics, and edible parts of wild plants—the key elements of identification. Hugely important to the book are its color photos. There are over one hundred of them, further simplifying the identification of poisonous and edible plants. No serious outdoors person should ever hit the trail without this book and the knowledge contained within it.

  • Author: Department of the Army
  • Publisher: Skyhorse; Illustrated edition (June 23, 2009)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1602396920
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches

                 

8. Forks Over Knives―The Cookbook: Over 300 Simple and Delicious Plant-Based Recipes to Help You Lose Weight, Be Healthier, and Feel Better Every Day


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cooking by Ingredient - August 2021

The groundbreaking  New York Times  bestseller that will transform your health—with 300 whole-food, plant-based recipes to help you lose weight, prevent disease, and thrive      The secret is out: If you want to lose weight, lower your cholesterol, avoid cancer, and prevent (or even reverse) type 2 diabetes and heart disease, the right food is your best medicine—and the Forks Over Knives way is your solution. Forks Over Knives—the book, the film, and the movement—is the international phenomenon that first emphasized the benefits of plant-based eating, and thousands of people have cut out meat, dairy, and oils from their diet and seen amazing results. If you’re one of them, or you’d like to be, you need this cookbook.     Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook  proves that the Forks Over Knives philosophy is not about what you  can’t  eat, but what you  can . Chef Del Sroufe, the man behind some of the mouthwatering meals in the landmark documentary, and his collaborators transform wholesome fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes into hundreds of recipes—classic and unexpected, globally and seasonally inspired, and for every meal of the day, all through the year: Breakfast:  Very Berry Smoothie, Breakfast Quinoa with Apple Compote   Salads, Soups and Stews:  Kale Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing, Lotsa Vegetable Chowder, Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Stew   Pasta and Noodle Dishes:  Mushroom Stroganoff, Stir-Fried Noodles with Spring Vegetables   Stir-Fried, Grilled and Hashed Vegetables:  Grilled Eggplant “Steaks”   Baked and Stuffed Vegetables:  Millet-Stuffed Chard Rolls   The Amazing Bean:  White Beans and Escarole with Parsnips   Great Grains:  Polenta Pizza with Tomatoes and Basil   Desserts:  Apricot Fig Squares, Bursting with Berries Cobbler . . . and much more!  Simple, affordable, and delicious, the recipes in  Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook  put the power of real, healthy food in your hands. Join the Forks Over Knives movement and start cooking the plant-based way today—it could save your life!

  • Author: Del Sroufe
  • Publisher: The Experiment; 1st edition (August 14, 2012)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1615190614
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.81 x 10 inches

                 

9. That Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cooking by Ingredient - August 2021

A how-to guide for crafting beautiful and delicious cheese boards for entertaining and self-care, from the creator of the Cheese by Numbers method and the Instagram phenomenon That Cheese Plate. "Marissa Mullen takes the guesswork out of the coolest, most solid thing to bring to any party or potluck: the cheese platter."--Rachael Ray With her gorgeous, showstopping cheese boards, Marissa Mullen takes cheese to a whole new level. Her simple, step-by-step Cheese by Numbers method breaks the cheese plate down into its basic components--cheese, meat, produce, crunch, dip, garnish--allowing you to create stunning spreads for any occasion.   This beautifully designed book goes beyond preparation techniques. According to Mullen, cheese plates can be an important form of artistic self-care, like flower arranging or meditative coloring books--but you can eat the results!  That Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life  celebrates the ways in which cheese brings people together, and how crafting a cheese plate can be a calming, creativity-bolstering act.   With fifty exquisite, easy-to-make cheese plates for all dietary preferences, this book will teach you how to relax, enjoy, and indulge-- to find your cheesy bliss.

  • Author: Marissa Mullen
  • Publisher: The Dial Press; Illustrated edition (May 12, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-0593157596
  • Dimensions: 6.79 x 0.94 x 8.26 inches

                 

10. The Bob's Burgers Burger Book: Real Recipes for Joke Burgers


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cooking by Ingredient - August 2021

New York Times Bestseller The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book gives hungry fans their best chance to eat one of Bob Belcher’s beloved specialty Burgers of the Day in seventy-five original, practical recipes. With its warm, edgy humor, outstanding vocal cast, and signature musical numbers, Bob’s Burgers has become one of the most acclaimed and popular animated series on television, winning the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program and inspiring a hit ongoing comic book and original sound track album. Now fans can get the ultimate Bob’s Burgers experience at home with seventy-five straight from the show but actually edible Burgers of the Day. Recipes include the "Bleu is the Warmest Cheese Burger," the "Bruschetta-Bout-It Burger," and the "Shoot-Out at the OK-ra Corral Burger (comes with Fried Okra)." Serve the "Sweaty Palms Burger (comes with Hearts of Palm)" to your ultimate crush, just like Tina Belcher, or ponder modern American literature with the "I Know Why the Cajun Burger Sings Burger." Fully illustrated with all-new art in the series’s signature style, The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book showcases the entire Belcher family as well as beloved characters including Teddy, Jimmy Pesto Jr., and Aunt Gayle. All recipes come from the fan-created and heavily followed blog "The Bob’s Burger Experiment."

  • Author: Loren Bouchard
  • Publisher: Hyperion Avenue (February 2, 2021)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-1368071062
  • Dimensions: 6.63 x 0.63 x 9.13 inches