Cookbooks You Will Actually Use

There are some cookbooks out there that you buy with a sense of smug intention, that you then put on the shelf and never try a single recipe. These... are not those cookbooks. These cookbooks are the ones our staff have bought and used until the covers are falling off and the pages are wrinkled and crusted with flour and water stains. We are passionate about food and come from a range of cooking styles and experience, and we think you'll get a lot of great use out of these books.

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How to Cook Everything (Completely Revised 10th Anniversary Edition): 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780764578656
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 1st, 2008

Gretchen's favorite cookbook of all time. This book not only gives great recipes, it teaches you how to approach practical cooking and adapt recipes to your preferences and your pantry. An excellent resource especially if you know some bare-bones basics (like how to chop an onion) but need a little help with the more advanced things (like how to roast a chicken).


How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780764524837
Availability: Special Order
Published: Houghton Mifflin - January 1st, 2000

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Picture Cook: See. Make. Eat. Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781612432342
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Published: Ulysses Press - December 3rd, 2013

Delightfully designed and eminently practical, this is a great resource especially for the visual learner.


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From Asparagus to Zucchini: A Guide to Cooking Farm-Fresh Seasonal Produce, 3rd Edition Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780615230139
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Published: Macsac - September 1st, 2004

Did you sign up for a CSA share and realize when you opened your box that you have no idea what to do with a rutabaga? This great resource is centered around typical Wisconsin vegetables and growing seasons, and offers an approachable, well-designed approach to learning to cook with vegetables.


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The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes and Wisdom from an Obsessive Home Cook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780307595652
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 30th, 2012

This one straddles the line between 'practical' and 'eyerollingly fancy' for me, but I always turn to the Smitten Kitchen blog and book for recipes that are rich, a little offbeat, and impressive. A great resource for dinner parties and cooking nights with friends.


Madhur Jaffrey's Quick & Easy Indian Cooking Cover Image
By Noel Barnhurst (Photographer), Madhur Jaffrey
$19.95
ISBN: 9780811859011
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - July 12th, 2007