As I work my way through my library of cookbooks this year I thought about grading or ranking them, but thought better of it. Thought I’d just divide them up into a couple of categories.
Must Haves – Cookbooks I think everyone should own
Ottolenghi: The Cookbook by Yotam Ott0lenghi and Sami Tamimi – Middle Eastern inspired, simple tasty dishes, particularly the salads.
Thai Food by David Thompson – The bible on Thai food by the master of Thai food, nuff said.
The Essentials Of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan – First cookbook I ever bought and still use it regularly, a classic.
Arabesque by Greg and Lucy Malouf – Greg Maloufs first and best book on Middle Eastern food – a great reference book.
The Cooks Companion by Stephanie Alexander – THE reference book for cooking in Australia. If I was forced to keep only one book, it would probably be this.
Cookbooks I Love – Cookbooks that I would loathe to lose
Barossa Food by Angela Heuzenroeder
Charmaine Solomon’s Asian Favourites by Charmaine Solomon
The French Kitchen – A Cookbook by Joanne Harris and Fran Warde
MoVida by Frank Camorra and Richard Cornish
MoVida Rustica by Frank Camorra and Richard Cornish
Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
Williams-Sonoma Cooking at Home by Chuck Williams and Kristine Kidd
Kitchen Garden Companion by Stephanie Alexander
Moro by Sam and Sam Clark
Tender, Volume 1 by Nigel Slater
Maggie’s Kitchen by Maggie Beer
Mexican Food Made Simple by Thomasina Miers
Secrets of the Red Lantern by Pauline Nguyen