What Are Your Favorite Cookbooks? An Open Call For Submissions

cookbooks | September 23, 2008 | By

By Danny

Best Cookbooks

So Many Cookbooks, So Little Time

There are so many cookbooks out there that I rarely know which ones to trust. Because of the over-abundance of cookbooks, I tend to stick to five or so books that are tried and true.

I was recently inspired by the boys at The Bitten Word to go through my food magazines and pick out recipes that I’ve always wanted to try. With post-it notes in hand, I started flagging all of the recipes that peeked my interest, hoping that I would eventually make some of them. Having gone through all of my magazines, I quickly moved on to my cookbooks. Only having five cookbooks however, I quickly ran out of recipes to flag…which got me thinking—“I need some new cookbooks!” But which ones should I buy? There are so many?!

Open Call For Submissions

That’s where you come in, my friends! I’m starting a list of the very best cookbooks, submitted by you, our readers, and making an ultimate cookbook resource list!

More on the Ultimate Cookbook List after the jump…

Here’s how it works. I’ll start the list off with my favorite 5 cookbooks. Readers will then have the opportunity to submit one cookbook to add to the list. I’ll take submissions for a week or two, and once I’ve gathered all of the submissions, I will re-post the complete list! If you’re a food blogger or have your own website, let me know and I will add a link to your site next to your submission. Make sure to pick your very favorite cookbook…one that you’ve tried and are sure others would like! Submissions should be posted in the comments.

Ultimate Cookbook List

1. The Joy of Cooking – Irma S. Rombauer
2. The Silver Palate Cookbook – Rosso & Lukins
3. The Dean & Deluca Cookbook – David Rosengarten
4. The Bread Bible – Rose Levy Beranbaum
5. Tartine Cookbook – Prueitt/Robertson