Many people are using their time at home to play around with recipes, bake new treats, and learn skills in the kitchen. Here are some cookbooks that can help you with your #quarantinebakes from our digital collection.
Dinnertime by Ree Drummond
The #1 bestselling author and Food Network personality at last answers that age-old question-“What’s for Dinner?”-bringing together more than 125 simple, scrumptious, step-by-step recipes for delicious dinners the whole family will love. For families juggling school, work, and a host of other time-consuming daily obligations, the idea of making dinner from scratch can be daunting. Ree Drummond makes it easy for families to make simple, scrumptious, homemade meals with minimum fuss and maximum enjoyment. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime includes delicious, easy-to-make recipes for comfort classics, 16-minute meals, freezer-friendly food, as well as soups, main dish salads, and a favorite of her own family: breakfast for dinner.
Cooking Basics by Chef Thomas N. England
Cooking is an art and knowing how to master the many skills and techniques that normally only come from years of experience in the kitchen can be tough. However, with the right expert guidance, those skills can come easy, and cooking can be fun. Idiot’s Guides: Cooking Basics will help even the most inexperienced novice in the kitchen gain the skills necessary to cook nearly anything the right way. Packed full of step-by-step color photography and step-by-step lessons for over 80 classic recipes, Idiot’s Guides: Cooking Basics teaches you all the basic skills required to be successful in the kitchen and learn skills that will last a lifetime.
Indian-ish by Priya Krishna
A witty and irresistible celebration of one very cool and boundary-breaking mom’s Indian-ish cooking-with accessible and innovative Indian-American recipes. Indian food is everyday food! This colorful, lively book is food writer Priya Krishna’s loving tribute to her mom’s “Indian-ish” cooking-a trove of one-of-a-kind Indian-American hybrids that are easy to make, clever, practical, and packed with flavor. Think Roti Pizza, Tomato Rice with Crispy Cheddar, Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Green Pea Chutney, and Malaysian Ramen.
Bread Bread Bread by Martin Johansson
Bread Bread Bread offers an enticing collection of easy-to-follow recipes, as well as expert advice and shortcuts, for making fantastic bread at home. The more than 100 recipes include classics like focaccia and fougasse as well as more complex breads such as fig and hazelnut baguettes, naan, and thin multi-grain crisp bread. From scones to baguettes, pizzas to quick breads, this comprehensive collection from a master baker demystifies expert baking for home cooks. The easy-to-follow recipes will appeal to first-time bakers as well as seasoned enthusiasts
The Complete America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001-2016 by America’s Test Kitchen
This newly revised edition of The Complete America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook features all 16 seasons (including 2016) of the hit TV show in a lively collection offering more than 1,100 foolproof recipes, dozens of tips and techniques, and our comprehensive shopping guide to test kitchen–approved ingredients and equipment. All your favorites are here–from Coq au Riesling and Tuscan-Style Beef Stew to Whole-Wheat Pancakes, Foolproof New York Cheesecake, and Cherry Clafouti.
A Real Southern Cook by Dora Charles
In her first cookbook, a revered former cook at Savannah’s most renowned restaurant divulges her locally famous Savannah recipes—many of them never written down before—and those of her family and friends.
The James Beard Cookbook by James Beard
An undisputed classic from the man who changed American cuisine forever Hailed by the New York Times as “one of the best basic cookbooks in America,” The James Beard Cookbook remains as indispensable to home cooks today as it was when it was first published over fifty years ago. James Beard transformed the way we cook and eat, teaching us how to do everything from bread baking to making the perfect Parisian omelet. Beard was the master of cooking techniques and preparation. In this comprehensive collection of simple, practical-yet-creative recipes, he shows us how to bring out the best in fresh vegetables, cook meat and chicken to perfection, and even properly boil water or an egg. From pasta to poultry, fish to fruit, and salads to sauces, this award-winning cookbook is a must-have for beginning cooks and expert chefs alike. Whether it is deviled pork chops or old-fashioned barbecue, there is not a meal in the American pantheon that Beard cannot teach us to master. Both timeless and eminently sensible, The James Beard Cookbook is the go-to book for twenty-first-century American home kitchens.