Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cooking for One or Two - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Cooking for One or Two. 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 Cooking for One or Two - 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. Air Fryer Cookbook: 600 Effortless Air Fryer Recipes for Beginners and Advanced Users


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cooking for One or Two - 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

                 

3. Cook This Book: Techniques That Teach and Recipes to Repeat: A Cookbook


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cooking for One or Two - August 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A thoroughly modern guide to becoming a better, faster, more creative cook, featuring fun, flavorful recipes anyone can make. “Surprising no one, Molly has written a book as smart, stylish, and entertaining as she is.”—Carla Lalli Music, author of Where Cooking Begins If you seek out, celebrate, and obsess over good food but lack the skills and confidence necessary to make it at home, you’ve just won a ticket to a life filled with supreme deliciousness. Cook This Book is a new kind of foundational cookbook from Molly Baz, who’s here to teach you absolutely everything she knows and equip you with the tools to become a better, more efficient cook.  Molly breaks the essentials of cooking down to clear and uncomplicated recipes that deliver big flavor with little effort and a side of education, including dishes like Pastrami Roast Chicken with Schmaltzy Onions and Dill, Chorizo and Chickpea Carbonara, and of course, her signature Cae Sal. But this is not your average cookbook. More than a collection of recipes, Cook This Book teaches you the invaluable superpower of improvisation though visually compelling lessons on such topics as the importance of salt and how to balance flavor, giving you all the tools necessary to make food taste great every time. Throughout, you’ll encounter dozens of QR codes, accessed through the camera app on your smartphone, that link to short technique-driven videos hosted by Molly to help illuminate some of the trickier skills.  As Molly says, “Cooking is really fun, I swear. You simply need to set yourself up for success to truly enjoy it.” Cook This Boo k will help you do just that, inspiring a new generation to find joy in the kitchen and take pride in putting a home-cooked meal on the table, all with the unbridled fun and spirit that only Molly could inspire.

  • Author: Molly Baz
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (April 20, 2021)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking Methods
  • ISBN: 978-0593138274
  • Dimensions: 8.63 x 0.96 x 10.56 inches

                 

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


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cooking for One or Two - 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. Milk Street: Tuesday Nights: More than 200 Simple Weeknight Suppers that Deliver Bold Flavor, Fast


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cooking for One or Two - August 2021

WINNER OF THE JAMES BEARD AWARD AND IACP AWARD FOR BEST GENERAL COOKBOOK -- One of Epicurious' Greatest Home Cooks of All Time delivers creative, delicious weeknight dinners with this quick and easy cookbook for beginner cooks and foodies alike. At Christopher Kimball's Milk Street, Tuesdays are the new Saturdays. That means every Tuesday Nights recipe delivers big, bold flavors, but the cooking is quick and easy--simple enough for the middle of the week. Kimball and his team of cooks and editors search the world for straightforward techniques that deliver delicious dinners in less time. Here they present more than 200 solutions that will transform your weeknight cooking, showing how to make simple, healthy, delicious meals using pantry staples and just a few other ingredients. Here are some of the fresh, inventive meals that come together in minutes: Miso-Ginger Chicken Salad Rigatoni Carbonara with Ricotta Vietnamese Meatball Lettuce Wraps Peanut-Sesame Noodles White Balsamic Chicken with Tarragon Seared Strip Steak with Almond-Rosemary Salsa Verde Chocolate-Tahini Pudding Tuesday Nights is organized by the way you cook. Some chapters focus on time--with recipes that are Fast (under an hour, start to finish), Faster (45 minutes or less), and Fastest (25 minutes or less). Others highlight easy methods or themes, including Supper Salads, Roast and Simmer and Easy Additions. And there's always time for pizza, tacos, "walk-away" recipes, one-pot wonders, ultrafast 20-minute miracles, and dessert. Great food in quick time, every night of the week.

  • Author: Christopher Kimball
  • Publisher: Voracious (October 16, 2018)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Cookbooks, Food & Wine

                 



6. The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook, Gift Edition: 650 Recipes for Everything You'll Ever Want to Make (The Complete ATK Cookbook Series)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cooking for One or Two - August 2021

A New York Times Bestseller--more than 400,000 copies sold The perfect for-two cookbook for newlyweds, college graduates, and empty nesters Learn the ins and outs of successful small-scale cooking from the experts at America's Test Kitchen. This groundbreaking resource was the first to re-engineer recipes to serve just two. We put our expertise to work to scale down 650 of our best recipes including the trickiest dishes, from soups and stews to stir-fries and meatloaf, even cakes and pies. We did the math to take the guesswork out of cooking for two so you can be sure that anything you want to make--whether it's lasagna or a batch of fudgy brownies or a fluffly yellow cake--will come out perfectly every time. The extensive introduction includes clever shopping strategies to reduce waste, smart storage tricks that help extend the freshness of key ingredients, and our picks for the most useful kitchen equipment for any two-person household.

  • Author: America's Test Kitchen
  • Publisher: America's Test Kitchen; Illustrated edition (November 28, 2017)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking Methods
  • ISBN: 978-1945256066
  • Dimensions: 8.95 x 1.34 x 10.28 inches

                 

7. The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook for Two: 100 Perfectly Portioned Recipes for Healthy Eating


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cooking for One or Two - August 2021

Set your Mediterranean table for two with perfectly portioned dishes With crisp veggies, succulent seafood, hearty grains, and healthy oils, the Mediterranean diet makes nutritious eating a pleasure. This cookbook brings its bright flavors and bountiful health benefits to your table with recipes designed for two people. No need to fuss over recipe conversions or deal with too many leftovers―just relax and savor a breezy seaside breakfast or a simple rustic dinner, all without leaving home. Together, discover how a Mediterranean lifestyle can reduce the risk of heart disease, aid in weight loss, and more. Cook up recipes that feature quick prep times and seasonal, accessible ingredients. Then sit back and toast a glass of red wine to dishes like: Citrus Fennel Salad ―Bursting with fresh oranges, creamy goat cheese, and toasted pecans, this bright and aromatic salad is like a plateful of sunshine. Poached Salmon with Mustard-Herb Sauce ―Poaching rich salmon in a tangy mustard-yogurt sauce keeps the fish moist and flaky, with an added pop of flavor from dried tarragon. Greek-Inspired Beef Kebabs ―Perfect for grilling on a summer night, these colorful beef and vegetable kebabs are marinated in tangy balsamic vinegar and fragrant rosemary. Chocolate Turtle Hummus ―Discover the unexpected magic of chocolate with chickpeas in a sweet twist on a Mediterranean classic. Share the healthy Mediterranean diet with someone special―this cookbook for two makes it easy.

  • Author: Anne Danahy RDN
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (April 14, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-1646115952
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.58 x 9.25 inches

                 

8. Jubilee (Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cooking for One or Two - August 2021

“A celebration of African American cuisine right now, in all of its abundance and variety.”—Tejal Rao, The New York Times JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER • IACP AWARD WINNER • IACP BOOK OF THE YEAR • TONI TIPTON-MARTIN NAMED THE 2021 JULIA CHILD AWARD RECIPIENT NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The New Yorker • NPR • Chicago Tribune • The Atlantic • BuzzFeed • Food52 Throughout her career, Toni Tipton-Martin has shed new light on the history, breadth, and depth of African American cuisine. She’s introduced us to black cooks, some long forgotten, who established much of what’s considered to be our national cuisine. After all, if Thomas Jefferson introduced French haute cuisine to this country, who do you think actually cooked it?   In Jubilee, Tipton-Martin brings these masters into our kitchens. Through recipes and stories, we cook along with these pioneering figures, from enslaved chefs
 to middle- and upper-class writers and entrepreneurs. With more than 100 recipes, from classics such as Sweet Potato Biscuits , Seafood Gumbo , Buttermilk Fried Chicken , and Pecan Pie with Bourbon to lesser-known but even more decadent dishes like Bourbon & Apple Hot Toddies , Spoon Bread , and Baked Ham Glazed with Champagne , Jubilee presents techniques, ingredients, and dishes that show the roots of African American cooking—deeply beautiful, culturally diverse, fit for celebration. Praise for Jubilee “There are precious few feelings as nice as one that comes from falling in love with a cookbook. . . . New techniques, new flavors, new narratives—everything so thrilling you want to make the recipes over and over again . . . this has been my experience with Toni Tipton-Martin’s Jubilee. ” —Sam Sifton, The New York Times “Despite their deep roots, the recipes—even the oldest ones—feel fresh and modern, a testament to the essentiality of African-American gastronomy to all of American cuisine.” — The New Yorker “ Jubilee is part-essential history lesson, part-brilliantly researched culinary artifact, and wholly functional, not to mention deeply delicious.” — Kitchn “Tipton-Martin has given us the gift of a clear view of the generosity of the black hands that have flavored and shaped American cuisine for over two centuries.” — Taste

  • Author: Toni Tipton-Martin
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers; 1st edition (November 1, 2019)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-1524761738
  • Dimensions: 8.31 x 1.1 x 10.27 inches

                 

9. Skinnytaste Air Fryer Dinners: 75 Healthy Recipes for Easy Weeknight Meals


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cooking for One or Two - August 2021

75 recipes dedicated to making air fryer dinners easier and healthier, from the #1  New York Times  bestselling author of  The Skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook Gina Homolka returns with a must-have collection of deceptively healthy dinners for the beloved air fryer appliance. Air fryers allow you to cook meals with less oil and little clean-up by using hot, well-circulated air to evenly cook and crisp up foods in record time. In  Skinnytaste Air Fryer Dinners , Gina delivers 75 air fryer meals that are the perfect quick solution to weeknight meals, hearty dinners that are satisfying served as is or with just a simple salad or side.    True to Gina's signature “light on calories, big on flavor” promise, the recipes allow you to indulge in creative and crave-worthy dishes, including crispy fried fish with hush puppies, juicy chicken breasts stuffed with brie cheese, California-style burritos made with steak and fried potatoes, and a perfectly cooked salmon topped with mustard and dill. All recipes include helpful icons for different diets (such as keto, gluten-free, and vegetarian) and nutritional information, with the most up-to-date Weight Watchers points available on the Skinnytaste website.   The recipes in  Skinnytaste Air Fryer Dinners  are sure to satisfy the whole family and show you just how versatile the air fryer is!

  • Author: Gina Homolka
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (December 14, 2021)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-0593235591
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.34 x 9 inches

                 

10. Air Fryer Perfection: From Crispy Fries and Juicy Steaks to Perfect Vegetables, What to Cook & How to Get the Best Results


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cooking for One or Two - August 2021

Get the best possible results from your air fryer and discover the best ways to use it (not just frying!) with 75 fast, convenient, great-tasting recipes. Air fryers promise crisp fried food without actual deep frying. Was it too good to be believed? And what can you cook in them besides French fries? In truth, air fryers cook food by blasting it with circulated hot air. The method is fast, convenient, and can be surprisingly good--if you have the right recipe. We cooked more than 70 pounds of potatoes to create the perfect air fryer French fry, with an evenly crisp exterior and creamy center. But what really drew us to this appliance was the variety of what you can make in it, effortlessly and without having to enlist numerous pots and pans. In addition to crispy fried chicken and fries, you'll turn out evenly cooked steaks, such as Spice-Rubbed Steak with Snap Pea and Cucumber Salad (the spice rub gives them a bold crust), Sweet and Smoky Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Butternut Squash (the pork cooks directly on top of the squash to save time), and Tandoori Chicken Thighs. Many of the recipes yield both a main and a side for a complete meal. Most recipes take only 45 minutes or even less time, and all come with complete nutrition information. Frozen foods cook up crisp in the air fryer, but the results are so much better when you start with homemade. So we offer freeze-it-yourself Chicken Nuggets, Southwestern Beef Hand Pies, and more that go straight from freezer to air fryer and cook to perfection. And we share plenty of kid-friendly meals and snacks, from Better-Than-Boxed Fish Sticks to Zucchini Fries.

  • Author: America's Test Kitchen
  • Publisher: America's Test Kitchen (January 29, 2019)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking Methods
  • ISBN: 978-1945256752
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.49 x 8.75 inches