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Cookbook Reviews

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Chef Yannick Alléno's 40-pound cookbook is so big that it needs a suitcase to be transported



Whether you're making a meal for yourself or planning a dinner party for friends, our selection of cookbook reviews are sure to inspire you. With cuisines ranging from French to Italian and themes like Holidays and Grilling, these culinary tomes include recipes and tips from famous chefs and restaurants in the United States and around the world. So crack open one of our favorite cookbooks and get cookin'!

Cookbook Reviews: From Bestsellers to Classics

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Charcuteria: The Soul of Spain

A CURE FOR MEAT-LOVERS
Charcuteria: The Soul of Spain
Step-by-step butchering and curing process and authentic, traditional Spanish recipes showcased in this cookbook by Jeffrey Weiss.  

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The Big-Flavor Grill: No-Marinade, No-Hassle Recipes

SOME LIKE IT HOT
The Big-Flavor Grill: No-Marinade, No-Hassle Recipes
The newest collaborative cookbook by food connoisseurs Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby, The Big-Flavor Grill is a definitive guide on the do’s and don’ts of BBQ.  

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The Scarpetta Cookbook by Scott Conant

COOKING WITH SCOTT CONANT
The Scarpetta Cookbook
If you have experienced chef Scott Conant's cooking at one of his Scarpetta restaurants, chances are you're hooked. Luckily for you, his new cookbook allows you to recreate his signature dishes at home.

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BEST OF ALL TIME

The groundbreaking The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Cookbooks

BEST OF ALL TIME
Top 10 Cookbooks
From classic instructional manuals to brand new volumes showcasing modern cuisine, our Top 10 Cookbooks feature great recipes and advice for every type of home chef.

Timeless Classics and More Great Tomes




The Seduction Cookbook: Culinary Creations for Lovers by Diane Brown

KINKY KITCHEN
Top 10 Romantic and Sexy Cookbooks
From stories about romance and food to aphrodisiac guides, these steamy cookbooks will add some spice to your love life.

Turn Up the Heat!




Deepak Chopra's What are You Hungry For? takes a deeper look at overeating

NO CALORIE COUNTING
Top 10 Diet Books
Successful dieting comes down to finding a program you can live with. The books on this list feature a variety of approaches, from nutritarianism to the Paleo model.

Get the Skinny


COOKBOOKS BY CATEGORY
 
American

Antipasti

Asian/Indian

Baking

Barbecue & Grilling

Chefs

Desserts & Sweets

Diet & Weight Loss

European

Family Style

French

General
Holiday

Ice Cream

Italian

Meat & Seafood

Mediterranean

Mexican/South American

Miscellaneous

Partytime

Romantic Dining

Sandwiches

Vegetarian/Vegan

Wine

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From all-natural to grass-fed to certified organic, meat labels are often confusing. Learn the terms so you know what you're buying.

Impress your guests with this guide to grilling steak. From buying the right cut to applying oil, these handy tips will have you cooking in no time.