Top 10 Best Books to Read in Natural Food Cooking - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Natural Food Cooking. 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 Natural Food Cooking - 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 Natural Food Cooking - 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 Natural Food Cooking - 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 Natural Food Cooking - 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 Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Natural Food Cooking - 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

                 



6. Forks Over Knives: Flavor!: Delicious, Whole-Food, Plant-Based Recipes to Cook Every Day


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Natural Food Cooking - August 2021

The first four-color Forks Over Knives cookbook: head chef Darshana Thacker offers 150 delicious, all-new, easy-to-prepare whole-food, plant-based recipes for internationally inspired meals. The 2011 documentary Forks Over Knives ignited a revolution, empowering people to live healthier and happier lives. The film revealed the indisputable link between the average American diet—heavy in meat, dairy, and refined foods—and heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes. It also showed how, by focusing on a whole-food, plant-based diet, these chronic illnesses could not only be prevented, but sometimes even reversed. Through its meal plans, website, and New York Times bestselling cookbooks, Forks Over Knives has proven that a diet based on fruits, vegetables, tubers, whole grains, and legumes isn’t just good for you, it tastes good too. Now, Forks Over Knives shows you how to take your whole-food kitchen to the next level, adding international flair to every meal. Forks Over Knives: Flavor! showcases dozens of recipes—all exclusive to this book—accompanied by eighty gorgeous photographs that capture the flavors of cuisines from around the world, including: Black Bean Chilaquiles with Fire-Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Moo Shu Vegetable Wraps with Hoisin Sauce Polenta Pizza with Summer Garden Vegetables Persian Yellow Split Pea and Eggplant Stew Thai Red Curry Noodles with Stir-Fry Vegetables German Marble Cake with Raspberries Sure to please health-conscious eaters and the most discriminating palates, these oil-free, plant-based riffs on culinary favorites teach readers new techniques and introduce them to heady spice blends and a wide range of ethnic traditions from around the globe. Convenient, affordable, and wildly creative, Forks Over Knives: Flavor! is a must-have for the health-conscious cook.

  • Author: Darshana
  • Publisher: Harper Wave; Illustrated edition (October 30, 2018)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design

                 

7. Juicing for Beginners: The Essential Guide to Juicing Recipes and Juicing for Weight Loss


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Natural Food Cooking - August 2021

The bestselling beginner’s guide to dropping pounds, not nutrients. Losing weight is not just about looking good—it’s about feeling good, too. Juicing for Beginners is the go-to guide to lose weight and enrich your body with essential vitamins and minerals. Learn the ins and outs of detoxes, cleanses, and how to start juicing. With fresh new recipes and profiles on the revitalizing properties of key fruits and veggies, this book invites you to drink in good health. Juicing for Beginners includes: Juicing 101 —Learn why juicing is good for you, the health benefits of fruits and vegetables, plus practical tips on choosing a juicer. 100 Restorative Recipes —Take a sip of delicious fruit, vegetable, and green-based juices, and so much more. Diet RIGHT —Get smart about which juicing plan works best for your lifestyle and weight loss goals. Wake up with Green Good Morning Juice or treat yourself to Cool Cilantro Coconut Juice just because. Whatever your juicing style is, this book helps you get lean and feel good.

  • Author: Rockridge Press
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (August 23, 2013)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-1623152161
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.42 x 9 inches

                 

8. The Comfortable Kitchen: 105 Laid-Back, Healthy, and Wholesome Recipes (A Defined Dish Book)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Natural Food Cooking - August 2021

It’s comfort food—redefined! Here are healthy meals the whole family can enjoy, night after night . . . What does comfort mean in  The Comfortable Kitchen? For Alex Snodgrass, New York Times bestselling author of The Defined Dish, bringing her family around the table to share a home-cooked meal is a favorite way to show love. Her recipes are designed to bring joy into that display of affection, from your own comfort cooking to your loved ones’ delight at the delicious flavors, to knowing that you’re caring for your family’s nutrition with each bite. Though many of her meals are fully paleo compliant, or at the very least paleo-ish, there are plenty of other recipes with simple, flexible ingredient swaps for a cleaner meal when desired—perfect for people who are enjoying their “food freedom” stage of their health journey. And for those who have dietary restrictions, Alex clearly marks each recipe as gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, and paleo, as appropriate. Alex brings back the joy of being in the kitchen for those at all levels of cooking skill and provides food for every occasion, with soups, salads, pasta, vegetarian and non-vegetarian mains, apps, and sides ranging from one-pot meals to not-so-junky junk food--and even cocktails and desserts--with recipes including: Cajun Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Green Curry Poached Halibut with Herbs Texas Style Brisket Tacos Herby Green Olive Pasta with Feta Sheet Pan Honey-Sesame Cauliflower Clayton’s Margarita 7-Ingredient Almond Butter Cookies With 105 approachable and nutritious recipes for real, busy life,  The Comfortable Kitchen  is a must-have cookbook for everyone who cares about what they eat and what they make.

  • Author: Alex Snodgrass
  • Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks (December 28, 2021)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-0063075412
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.86 x 10 inches

                 

9. Mushrooming without Fear: The Beginner's Guide to Collecting Safe and Delicious Mushrooms


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Natural Food Cooking - August 2021

Novices eager to collect tasty wild mushrooms will find this unique guide invaluable. Unlike others, it focuses only on those types that are both safe to eat and delicious. Most important, it presents the eight rules of mushroom gathering in a straightforward fashion—including “Never, never take a mushroom with gills” and “If a mushroom smells rotten, it is rotten.” Among the many mushrooms covered are the cep; the red-cracked, larch, bay, and birch boletes; hen of the woods, chanterelle, trumpet chanterelle, hedgehog fungus, common puffball, horn of plenty, and cauliflower mushroom. Each is identified with several color photographs and identification checklist, and there’s also information on mushroom season, handling, storage, and cooking, complete with recipes.

  • Author: Alexander Schwab
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (October 17, 2007)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1602391604
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.3 x 9.5 inches

                 

10. Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide to Over 200 Natural Foods


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Natural Food Cooking - August 2021

“Beautiful color photographs . . . temptingly arranged.”— The Library Letter Planning an outdoor adventure? Make sure to consult this information-packed and photo-filled North American field guide—arranged by season and region—before you go! Already a huge success in previous editions, this must-have field guide now features a fresh new cover, as well as nearly 400 color photos and detailed information on more than 200 species of edible plants all across North America. With all the plants conveniently organized by season, enthusiasts will find it very simple to locate and identify their desired ingredients. Each entry includes images, plus facts on the plant’s habitat, physical properties, harvesting, preparation, and poisonous look-alikes. The introduction contains tempting recipes and there’s a quick-reference seasonal key for each plant.

  • Author: Thomas Elias
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing; Illustrated edition (April 7, 2009)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-1402767159
  • Dimensions: 5.42 x 0.69 x 8.28 inches