Top 10 Best Books to Read in Culinary Arts & Techniques - August 2021



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

1. Fix-It and Forget-It Cooking for Two: 150 Small-Batch Slow Cooker Recipes


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Culinary Arts & Techniques - August 2021

You want wholesome and delicious meals but you just don’t have the time to prepare them after a long day at work. Most slow cooker cookbooks offer recipes for a crowd and there are only two of you, or maybe the two of you plus a baby or toddler, and you don’t want a whole week’s worth of leftovers taking up space in the fridge. This slow cooker cookbook is different. The perfect gift for newlyweds, elderly couples, or anyone who is too busy to spend hours futzing in the kitchen, these recipes will put just the right amount of home-cooked food on your table with shockingly little time and effort on your part. You can trust these recipes because they are— Collected from some of America’s best home cooks Tested in real-life settings Carefully selected from thousands of recipes Learn what size slow cooker to purchase, discover tips for easy prep and cleanup, and find scrumptious recipes such as: Chicken Parmigiana Buttery German Chocolate Fudge Taco Bean Soup White Bean and Chicken Chili Poppy Seed Tea Bread And many more!

  • Author: Hope Comerford
  • Publisher: Good Books; Illustrated edition (January 2, 2018)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Cookbooks, Food & Wine

                 

2. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Culinary Arts & Techniques - August 2021

A deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet of wild-but-true tales of life in the culinary trade from Chef Anthony Bourdain, laying out his more than a quarter-century of drugs, sex, and haute cuisine—now with all-new, never-before-published material.

  • Author: Anthony Bourdain
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Culinary

                 

3. Air Fryer Cookbook: 600 Effortless Air Fryer Recipes for Beginners and Advanced Users


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Culinary Arts & Techniques - August 2021

600 Easy Air Fryer Recipes for Quick & Hassle-Free Frying! I bet you crave simple, no-fuss air fryer recipes! That's why I decided to create the best air fryer cookbook with 600 delicious & easy meals that you'll ever need to cook in your air fryer! This air fryer cookbook for beginners has plenty of content in the following categories: Lots of Poultry, Beef, and Pork air fryer recipes Quick Snacks and Side Dishes Vegetables and Vegetarian air fryer recipes Great variety of Breakfast & Lunch recipes The Most-Wanted healthy air fryer recipes for Sweets & Desserts This complete Air Fryer recipes cookbook will take care of your scarce cooking time and will show you the easiest & tastiest way towards a whole new life with your air fryer. Get it now and do yourself a big favor! Get the best air fryer recipes and you will love it!

  • Author: Jenson William
  • Publisher: Independently published (December 12, 2019)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-1674844466
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.41 x 11 inches

                 

4. Beautiful Boards: 50 Amazing Snack Boards for Any Occasion


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Culinary Arts & Techniques - August 2021

Make mealtimes, special occasions, and holidays extra memorable with these 50 delicious, inspiring, family-friendly, and easy-to-recreate snack boards. Visually exciting and deliciously enticing, these snack boards by Maegan Brown (aka The BakerMama) move beyond (and include) classic cheese and charcuterie and are comprised of easy-to-find fresh and prepared foods, arranged in beautiful, artful, and whimsical ways (think red, white, and blue snacks shaped into an American flag for celebrating Fourth of July and a fruit-and-veggie rainbow with cracker clouds to brighten any day). The variety of foods on each board will delight everyone, and the stunning presentation will encourage kids to try foods they might normally refuse. Plus, you can make the boards ahead of time, so you can actually sit down and spend time with your loved ones. In this book, you will find boards for anytime family meals and snacks , seasons and holidays , breakfast and brunch , desserts , and entertaining and special occasions . Impress your family and friends with artful masterpieces , including: Build-Your-Own Parfait Board Mimosa Board Summer Fun Board Take Me Out to the Ball Game Board Mediterranean Mezze Board Barbecue Board S’mores Board Build-Your-Own Sundae Board Along with The BakerMama’s tips to get you into the board mind-set , every board is accompanied by a gorgeous, large photo and step-by-step instructions to make each one easy to recreate. Beautiful Boards is an entertaining game changer that will have you spending less time in the kitchen and more time having fun. Discover even more inspiring food presentation ideas from The BakerMama in her Beautiful Boards follow-up, Spectacular Spreads .

  • Author: Maegan Brown
  • Publisher: Rock Point (September 24, 2019)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Beverages & Wine
  • ISBN: 978-1631066474
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 10.4 inches

                 

5. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Culinary Arts & Techniques - August 2021

Now a Netflix series! New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the 2018 James Beard Award for Best General Cookbook and multiple IACP Cookbook Awards Named one of the Best Books of 2017 by: NPR, BuzzFeed, The Atlantic , The Washington Post , Chicago Tribune , Rachel Ray Every Day , San Francisco Chronicle , Vice Munchies, Elle.com, Glamour , Eater, Newsday, Minneapolis Star Tribune , The Seattle Times , Tampa Bay Times , Tasting Table, Modern Farmer , Publishers Weekly, and more. A visionary new master class in cooking that distills decades of professional experience into just four simple elements, from the woman declared “America’s next great cooking teacher” by Alice Waters. In the tradition of The Joy of Cooking and How to Cook Everything comes Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat , an ambitious new approach to cooking by a major new culinary voice. Chef and writer Samin Nosrat has taught everyone from professional chefs to middle school kids to author Michael Pollan to cook using her revolutionary, yet simple, philosophy. Master the use of just four elements—Salt, which enhances flavor; Fat, which delivers flavor and generates texture; Acid, which balances flavor; and Heat, which ultimately determines the texture of food—and anything you cook will be delicious. By explaining the hows and whys of good cooking, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat will teach and inspire a new generation of cooks how to confidently make better decisions in the kitchen and cook delicious meals with any ingredients, anywhere, at any time. Echoing Samin’s own journey from culinary novice to award-winning chef, Salt, Fat Acid, Heat immediately bridges the gap between home and professional kitchens. With charming narrative, illustrated walkthroughs, and a lighthearted approach to kitchen science, Samin demystifies the four elements of good cooking for everyone. Refer to the canon of 100 essential recipes—and dozens of variations—to put the lessons into practice and make bright, balanced vinaigrettes, perfectly caramelized roast vegetables, tender braised meats, and light, flaky pastry doughs. Featuring 150 illustrations and infographics that reveal an atlas to the world of flavor by renowned illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat will be your compass in the kitchen. Destined to be a classic, it just might be the last cookbook you’ll ever need. With a foreword by Michael Pollan.

  • Author: Samin Nosrat
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster; 4th edition (April 25, 2017)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking Education & Reference
  • ISBN: 978-1476753836
  • Dimensions: 7.38 x 1.4 x 9.13 inches

                 



6. 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 Culinary Arts & Techniques - 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

                 

7. The Step-by-Step Instant Pot Cookbook: 100 Simple Recipes for Spectacular Results -- with Photographs of Every Step


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Culinary Arts & Techniques - August 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER The easiest-to-follow Instant Pot cookbook ever: 100 delicious recipes with more than 750 photographs guiding you every step of the way Jeffrey Eisner's popular Pressure Luck Cooking website and YouTube channel have shown millions of home cooks how to make magic in their Instant Pots. Now Eisner takes the patient, fun, step-by-step approach that made him an online phenomenon and delivers a cookbook of 100 essential dishes that will demystify pressure cooking for Instant Pot users of all abilities--and put an astounding dinner on the table in a flash. Every flavor-filled recipe in this book is illustrated with clear photographs showing exactly what to do in each step. There are no surprises: no hard-to-find ingredients, no fussy extra techniques, and nothing even the most reluctant cooks can't master in moments. What you see is truly what you get, in delicious and simple dishes such as: Mac & Cheese Quick Quinoa Salad French Onion Chicken Eisner's popular Best-Ever Pot Roast Ratatouille Stew And even desserts such as Bananas Foster and Crème Brulée.

  • Author: Jeffrey Eisner
  • Publisher: Voracious (April 14, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Main Courses & Side Dishes
  • ISBN: 978-0316460835
  • Dimensions: 7.25 x 0.75 x 9.13 inches

                 

8. Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Culinary Arts & Techniques - August 2021

From the experts, the updated bible in home preserving. The hugely bestselling Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving has been broadly updated to reflect changes over the last 15 years with new recipes and larger sections on low sugar and fermentation. Ball Home Canning Products are the gold standard in home preserving supplies, the trademark jars on display in stores every summer from coast to coast. This companion to their products is this bible of home preserving from the experts on the practice which has sold more than a million copies. The book includes 400 innovative recipes for salsas, savory sauces, pickles, chutneys, relishes and of course, jams, jellies, and fruit spreads. The book includes comprehensive directions on safe canning and preserving methods plus lists of required equipment and utensils. Specific instructions for first-timers and handy tips for the experienced make this book a valuable addition to any kitchen library.

  • Author: Judi Kingry
  • Publisher: Robert Rose (May 1, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Canning & Preserving
  • ISBN: 978-0778801313
  • Dimensions: 7 x 1.25 x 10 inches

                 

9. The 30-Minute Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: 101 Easy, Flavorful Recipes for Lifelong Health


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Culinary Arts & Techniques - August 2021

30-minute recipes to make the Mediterranean diet easy any day of the week The vibrant, wholesome Mediterranean diet supports heart health and combats chronic disease―and folding it into an everyday routine is the surest way to feel its benefits. The 30-Minute Mediterranean Diet Cookbook helps anyone create a lifestyle full of all the delights this diet has to offer, from crisp produce to lean proteins and healthy fats on a foundation of hearty whole grains. These uncomplicated recipes are perfect for anyone without a lot of time to spare―or without any kitchen experience. The ingredients can be easily found in grocery stores, and many recipes are labeled as 5-ingredient, one-pot, or 15-minute. Spending less time cooking means spending more time sitting down with a satisfying meal and toasting a glass of red wine to good health! Set the table with dishes like: Mediterranean Potato Salad ―Aromatic lemons and olives combine with fresh herbs in a vacation-inspired potato salad that’s perfect chilled for a summer picnic or warmed for a cold winter’s day. Tilapia with Red Onion and Avocado ―Delicate fish fillets are perfectly cooked in only 3 minutes―in the microwave―before being stuffed with citrusy onions and complemented with creamy avocado. Chickpea Patties in Pitas ―This twist on the beloved street food falafel wraps crunchy chickpea fritters in warm pita bread and tops them with refreshing cucumber yogurt sauce. Make the Mediterranean diet an everyday habit with these quick, nourishing recipes.

  • Author: Serena Ball RD
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press; October 30, 2018 edition (October 30, 2018)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-1641520935
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches

                 

10. From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg's Kitchen (Snoop Dogg Cookbook, Celebrity Cookbook with Soul Food Recipes)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Culinary Arts & Techniques - August 2021

Looking for cookbooks with a little more personality? Welcome to tha Boss Dogg's Kitchen. The first cookbook and recipe book from Tha Dogg, From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg's Kitchen . You've seen Snoop Dogg work his culinary magic on VH1's Emmy-nominated Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party, and now Tha Dogg's up in your kitchen...with his first cookbook. Recipe book that delivers 50 recipes straight from Snoop's own collection: Snoop's cookbook features OG soul food cookbook staples like Baked Mac & Cheese and Fried Bologna Sandwiches with Chips, and new takes on classic weeknight faves like Soft Flour Tacos and Easy Orange Chicken. And it don't stop...Snoop's giving a taste of the high life with remixes on upper echelon fare such as Lobster Thermidor and Filet Mignon. But we gotta keep it G with those favorite munchies too, ya know? From chewy Starbursts to those glorious Frito BBQ Twists, you should have an arsenal of snacks that'll satisfy. And of course, no party is complete without that Gin and Juice and other platinum ways to entertain. If you're a fan of celebrity books and cookbooks such as Bob's Burgers, Magnolia Table Cookbook, Margaritaville cookbook, Thug Kitchen cookbook, or the Gilmore Girls Eat Like a Gilmore; the Doggfather's got you covered - complete with epic stories and behind-the-scenes photos that bring his masterpieces to life.

  • Author: Snoop Dogg
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; Illustrated edition (October 23, 2018)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-1452179612
  • Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.95 x 9.3 inches