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Best Books on Thai Cooking

An amazing recipe book is your companion for life. You’re transformed from a novice into someone who is confident enough to cook a potluck dinner or invite friends for lunch.

Good cookery books teach you to make unfamiliar dishes from an entirely new cuisine and give it your own unique touch. Favourite and popular dishes are then passed on to friends and relatives.

Thai food is much loved across the globe. This cuisine is a remarkable blend of eastern and western techniques, but with a distinct Siamese touch. But replicating these dishes require patience and knowledge of this regional food.

This guide brings you some of the best Thai cookbooks that will help you create delicious, ethnic food at home.


1. Thai Food by David Thompson 

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This book reflects years of research by the Australian chef. He provides information on all aspects of Thai food along with numerous ancient, classic, and modern recipes.


2. Thailand: The Beautiful Cookbook by Panurat Poladitmontr

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Panurat adopts a simpler approach but includes recipes from the four regions of Thailand. You receive a valuable history lesson even as you browse the pages.


3. The Best of Thai Cuisine by Sisamon Kongpan

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This Thailand-based author provides authentic recipes written in both Thai and English. The recipe book removes the guesswork out of cooking food.


4. Practical Thai Cooking by Puangkram, C. Schmitz and Michael J

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This cookbook helps you make tasty sauces and pastes at home along with delectable recipes A useful addition for beginners.


5. Thai Cooking Made Easy by Sukhum Kittivech

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The 100 popular recipes in this cookery book are aimed at both amateurs and competent cooks. Thera is also a glossary on commonly used ingredients, sauces and seasonings.


6. Thai Street Food: Authentic Recipes, Vibrant Traditions by David Thompson

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If you want to experience everyday street food enjoyed by Thai people, buy this book. You can easily recreate these dishes that include some mouth-watering desserts.


7. Real Thai: The best of Thailand’s regional cooking by Nancie McDermot

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This book explores regional flavours of Thailand with over 100 authentic recipes. New cooks can learn traditional Thai cooking methods.


8. It Rains Fishes by Kasma Loha-unchit

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While this book has fewer recipes (around 30), the author’s enthusiasm and detailed explanation of techniques and ingredients will make you fall in love with Thai food.

For seafood lovers, she has come out with a Thai-inspired collection, Dancing Shrimp.


9. Original Thai Cookbook by Jennifer Brennan

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One of the earliest books to introduce Thai cooking to a western audience, it contains over 140 recipes tried and tested recipes gathered from local Thai cooks.


10. True Thai: The Modern Art of Thai Cooking by Victor Sodsook

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The chef and restaurant owner brings you over 230 recipes from all over the country. You’ll also find instructions on vegetable and fruit carvings and menu suggestions.


11. The Principles of Thai Cookery by Chef McDang

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If you love good food and are interested in history, background, and basic principles of Thai cooking, you’ll enjoy this cookery book.


12. Vatch’s Thai Street Food by Vatcharin Bhumichitr

Vatch’s Thai Street Food by Bhumichitr, Vatcharin (February 26, 2007) Paperback

Start with the before you begin section, which teaches you about Thai ingredients and methods. Then explore easy-to-make street foods from different parts of Thailand.


13. Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand by Andy Ricker and JJ Goode

Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand
If you interested in Northern Thai cuisine and original cooking methods used by Thai home cooks, this is the book for you.


14. Keo’s Thai Cuisine by Keo Sananikone

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This book is from a popular Thai chef and covers recipes from his restaurant in Hawaii along with culinary information on Thai cooking.


15. Cracking the Coconut: Classic Thai Home Cooking by Su-Mei Yu

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Renowned chef and teacher, Su-Mei helps you master the art of Thai cooking. From shopping guides to actual cooking processes, she covers it all, including how to crack a coconut.


16. Thailand: The Cookbook by Jean-Pierre Gabriel

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The author brings you a whopping number of recipes (500 to be precise) with his definitive guide on Thai Cuisine. You’ll find usual suspects along with dishes not known outside the country.


17. Simple Thai Food: Classic Recipes from the Thai Home Kitchen by Leela Punyaratabandhu

Simple Thai Food: Classic Recipes from the Thai Home Kitchen

If you’re looking for a book that blends take-outs with home food, grab a copy of this book with 100 economical and delicious restaurant-style recipes.


18. Healthy Thai Cooking by Sri Owen

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This popular teacher and author from London brings you healthy Thai recipes ranging from salads and soups to mains and sides.


19. Modern Thai Food: 100 Fabulous Thai Recipes for Contemporary Cooks by Martin Boetz

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Chef Boetz has adapted 100 recipes from his Thai restaurant for the modern home cook. The book also includes a section on cocktail recipes from his bar.


20. Simply Thai Cooking by Wandee Young and Byron Ayanoglu

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This books comes to the aid of busy cooks looking for quick meals from the Thai staple. Most of the 100 recipes use easily available Thai ingredients and are ready in 30 minutes.


21. Buddha’s Table: Thai Feasting Vegetarian Style by Chat Mingkwan

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Cooking instructor, Chat brings you delicious Thai recipes made with precise measurements and tested by students. A must buy for vegetarian cooks and foodies.

Which of these books are part of your Thai food collection? Do you have any other book suggestions for our readers?

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Best Books on Vietnamese Cooking

Great cookbooks are like mentors. They teach you about cuisines that are a world apart from the one you know. The recipes don’t simply look delicious, but more importantly work. These books give offer a glimpse into regional foods, share tantalizing details on recipes and their origin, and provide unique tips on using ingredients.

As you bookmark favorite recipes on your Kindle, you grow from a novice into an experienced cook. while making these recipes your own.

If you can’t have enough of Vietnamese food and want to explore it in depth, save this list of best books on the diverse cuisine. Some of these cookbooks contain recipes modified for a western audience, but still stay close to the original.

1. Into the Vietnamese Kitchen: Treasured Foodways, Modern Flavors by Andrea Nguyen

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This book with over 175 recipes, ranging from simple to complex, is a tribute to classic Vietnamese cooking. The author also provides helpful instruction for modern cooks.

2. Vietnamese Home Cooking by Charles Phan and Jessica Battilana


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Phan, the Vietnamese-Chinese chef from San Francisco, presents popular recipes from his restaurant. The cookbook also includes dishes from Thai and Cantonese cuisines.

3. The Banh Mi Handbook: Recipes for Crazy-Delicious Vietnamese Sandwiches by Andrea Nguyen


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The author provides insights into popular street foods and the French influence on Vietnamese cuisine with 50 unique sandwich recipes.

4.Vietnamese Street Food by Tracey Lister and Andreas Pohl


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Do you want to recreate street foods you enjoyed on a recent trip to Vietnam? Add this book to your collection.

5. Wild, Wild East: Recipes and Stories from Vietnam by Bobby Chinn


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In this cookbook, restaurant owner and chef from Hanoi, Bobby Chin showcases recipes shared by locals. You’ll also find tips based on his own cooking adventures.

6. Quick & Easy Vietnamese: 75 Everyday Recipes by Nancie McDermott


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This is a perfect book for beginners whose cuisine knowledge is restricted to restaurant menus and dinners hosted by Vietnamese friends.

7. The Vietnamese Cookbook by Diana Tran


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If you don’t have the time to try complicated recipes, get this book. The author shows you quick and easy ways to create Vietnamese meals for the family.

8. Pleasures of the Vietnamese Table by Mai Pham


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Mai Pham brings over 100 authentic recipes from home cooks and street food vendors in Vietnam, along with information on herbs and other ingredients.

9. Authentic Vietnamese Cooking: Food from a Family Table by Corinne Trang


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The author has researched, created and tested delectable recipes from three regional Vietnamese cuisines for this cookbook.

10. The Little Saigon Cookbook by Ann Le


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Ann Le brings you recipes from the vibrant Vietnamese community in California. The dishes are authentic enough, but come with a subtle western touch.

11. Vietnamese Home Cooking by Robert Carmack, Didier Corlou, Nguyen Thanh Van


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This book is written by chefs based in Hanoi and focuses on traditional home cooking. For seasoned cooks, it is a good addition to their collection.

12. The Food of Vietnam: Authentic Recipes from the Ascending Dragon by Trieu Thi Choi and Marcel Isaak


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This book is for readers who know Vietnamese cooking, as it is based on classical recipes. While the dishes may be heavy on fat content, the book comes with an interesting historical section.

13. Secrets of the Red Lantern: Stories and Recipes from the Heart by Pauline Nguyen and Luke Nguyen


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The recipes in the book provide a nice contrast between restaurant food found in Vietnam and Australia. The focus in on herb infused and sweetish foods from southern Vietnam.

14. Vietnamese Dishes by Duong Thi Thanh Lien


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A cookbook with historical value and focused on Vietnamese cooking styles before 1975. You’ll find recipes written in both English and Vietnamese.

15. The Flavours of Vietnam by Meera Freeman and Le Van Nhan


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The authors from Australia have made recipes their main focus. You’ll need to be a little familiar with Vietnam cooking to do this book justice.

16. Lemongrass and Lime: New Vietnam Cooking by Mark Read


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The recipes are taken from the menu of London’s Bam-bou restaurant. With Thai and Chinese influences, the dishes are a modern take on Vietnamese cooking.
Which of these cookbook will you be adding to your collection?

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Best Books on Latin American Cooking

Cookbooks makes you fall in love… with a new or vaguely familiar cuisine.

You are intrigued by unique ingredients from a region or marvel at its culinary history. You swear by tips, cheats or shortcuts found in your favourite recipe book.

Funny travel experiences and notes amuse you. Some cookbooks have inspired backpacking trips or convinced readers into joining food and cultural tours.

South American cuisine has common elements and yet versatile. In addition to Spanish, Portuguese and indigenous cooking techniques, the cuisine reflects Italian, African and Middle Eastern food influences.

Many of you enjoy Mexican and Peruvian cooking, but may want to broad your horizons or refresh memories of food imbibed on your trips to other Latin American nations.

This guide brings a list of best books that you can use to recreate some of those dishes in your home kitchen. Let these cookery books put you on travel mode or serve as a roadmap for your gastronomic adventures.

1. Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America by Maricel Presilla


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This 912-page book has won the food Oscar award (James Beard) and for good reason. The author uses 30 years of travel, research and cooking experience to bring you 500 authentic recipes from Spanish-speaking nations in Americas and Caribbean.

2. The Book of Latin American Cooking by Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz

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Another award-winning cookbook that has 500 popular and unfamiliar recipes from different regions in South and Central America. From appetisers to main courses, the author provides a comprehensive list.

3. The South American Table by Maria Kijac 


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Another detailed book with 450 recipes from different regions in South America. This doubles up as a reference work with detailed chapters on food history and geographic differences, along with sections on ingredients and condiments.

4. The Great Ceviche Book by Douglas Rodriguez


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For seafood lovers, this book is a treasure trove of 40 ceviche recipes. The chef provides instruction on using the six basic curing ingredients in addition to food safety tips.

5. The Art of South American Cooking by Filipe Rojas-Lombardi


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This 250-recipe cookbook comes in handy for those readers whose family craves for restaurant-style meals. If you have time to spare and enjoy cooking complex traditional and modern meals, you’ll love this book.

6. False Tongues and Sunday Bread by Copeland Marks


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For cooks interested in Central American cuisine versus standard Mexican or Tex-Mex fare, this book brings easy-to-make Mayan and Guatemalan recipes.

7. Secrets of Colombian Cooking by Patricia McCausland-Gallo


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In addition to 200 recipes from Colombian cuisine and an ingredient glossary, this book gives you an in-depth look at the food and cultural history of this beautiful country.

8. The Ecuador Cookbook by Christina Buchanan and Cesar Franco 


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If you’re looking for a good mix of seafood and plant food recipes from Ecuador, check out this book. The authentic recipes come with detailed cooking instructions and images.

9. The Everything Peruvian Cookbook by Morena Cuadra and Morena Escardo  


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Create popular dishes from Peruvian cuisine right in your kitchen. With 300 recipes from stews to desserts, the authors have tried to cover a range of dishes from this enchanting country.

10. Latin American Street Food by Sandra A. Gutierrez 


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If you want to recreate street food enjoyed on your trips to Latin America, this book comes to your aid. You’ll find 150 street food recipes from 20 countries within the pages along with personal anecdotes, history notes and cooking tips.

11. Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way by Francis Mallmann


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This renowned chef has taken open fire techniques to a new level with his cookbook. The simple recipes from Argentina and Uruguay have been specially adapted for wood grilling at home.

12. The Brazilian Kitchen by Leticia Moreinos Schwartz


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Brazilian cooking is a confluence of Portuguese, African and indigenous cooking styles. This book showcases 100 classic and modern recipes for home cooking accompanied by notes on ingredients and techniques.

13. Nicaraguan Cooking by Trudy Espinoza-Abrams


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If you’re fascinated by Central America cuisine or want to relive your childhood memories of home cooking, this book on Nicaraguan cooking is a must-have in your collection.

14. Delicious El Salvador by Alicia Maher


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Another Central American cookery book but with a focus on traditional foods from El Salvador. This Gourmand Award winning book with 75 authentic recipes is a legacy of home cooks from the author’s extended family.

15. Tasting Chile by Daniel Joelson 

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The author provides a comprehensive guide on food from this scenic South American nation. It comes with details on Chilean culture and cuisine, chapters on food and wine history, and 140 original recipes.

16. The Ultimate Belizean Cookbook by Gordon Rock


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There is Mexican, Peruvian Brazilian and Colombian cooking. Then, there are recipes from the relatively unknown culinary scene of Belize. The 25 recipes in this book gives you a taste of genuine home cooking from this small nation.

Has this recipe book roundup inspired you to cook up delectable New World treats? Which cookbook do you plan to add to your world cuisine collection?

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Best Books on Italian Cooking

A cherished cookbook is often more than a collection of recipes and images. There are pleasant and embarrassing memories involved – kitchen disasters, recipes that become family tradition, dishes that turn out into something unexpected, compliments galore, and stuffed faces of ravenous teenagers.

Italian food is popular across the globe for a few reasons – fresh ingredients, subtle taste, and healthy meals. If you crave for homemade pasta or enjoy modern takes on rustic flavours, invest in a couple of these classic books on Italian cuisine.

1. Essentials of classic Italian cooking by Marcella Hazan


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This expanded volume consists of two books The Classic Italian Cook Book and More Classic Italian Cooking. From beginners to experts, anyone can whip up this range of classic and uncomplicated dishes.

2. The Silver Spoon by Silver Spoon Kitchen


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Labelled The quintessential cookbook by USA Today, this 50-year old book has 2000 recipes spread across 11 chapters. A book for everyone who loves traditional home cooking.

3. The Glorious Pasta of Italy by Domenica Marchetti 


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If you’re looking for a comprehensive volume on pasta recipes, including modern versions, this is the cookbook for you. Carb lovers will find over 100 recipes including a chapter on homemade pasta.

4. My Pizza by Jim Lahey


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The restaurant owner from New York shares his scrumptious pizza recipes. Recreate these at home using the no-knead technique perfected by his chefs.

5. Molto Gusto: Easy Italian Cooking by Mario Batali 


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Looking for some restaurant style Italian cooking? Try some of Batali’s simple and easy-to-make recipes distilled from the menu in his food joint, Otto.

6. Jamie’s Italy by Jamie Oliver 


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The celebrity chef brings you 120 traditional Italian recipes from real masters – everyday cooks – encountered on his trips to Italy.

7. Rustic Italian Food by Marc Vetri


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Go on a culinary trip with 120 regional delicacies. Learn traditional cooking techniques from bread and pasta making to curing and roasting.

8. The Complete Italian Vegetarian Cookbook by Jack Bishop 

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A must-have for those who love Italian food, but eat vegetarian fare. With 350 recipes, you’ll never run out of meal ideas for the family.

9. Made in Italy: Food and Stories by Giorgio Locatelli 


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The 624-page book offers unique insights on Italian food history and humorous comments on modern cooking, in addition to recipes created by this master chef.

10. The Splendid Table by Lynne Rossetto Kasper 


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This caters to readers who prefer cookbooks dedicated to regional cuisine. 200 recipes from Emilia-Romagna region in Northern Italy wait to be discovered by readers.

11. Italian Food by Elizabeth David


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One of the first books to showcase the diversity in regional Italian cuisine. The author reveals the versatility of rustic and classic recipes to an international audience.

12. Mezzogiorno: Recipes from Southern Italy by Francesco Mazzei

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The award-winning Italian chef is based in Britain. He brings you traditional and delectable dishes from Calabria in southern part of Italy.

13. The Food of Italy by Claudia Roden


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This cookbook reflects the author’s research into Italian cuisine and her time spent in this beautiful country exploring local foods.

14. Sweet Myrtle and Bitter Honey: The Mediterranean Flavors of Sardinia by Efisio Farris and Jim Eber


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The authors bring you traditional recipes from the island of Sardinia. Among the 100 recipes include numerous secret family recipes passed down by home cooks.

15. Extra Virgin: Recipes & Love from Our Tuscan Kitchen by Gabriel Corcos and Debi Mazar


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As the title suggests, this book brings the best of Tuscan cooking to your kitchen. It contains 120 simple yet exquisite recipes ranging from antipasti to complete meals.

16. Urban Italian by Andrew Carmellini


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You learn to make comforting and rich foods including five course meals using simple techniques and everyday ingredients.

17. Cooking with Italian Grandmothers by Jessica Theroux


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More than just a book on earthy Italian food, this is also about women who enrich our lives with their knowledge and presence.

18. The Top One Hundred Pasta Sauces by Diane Seed


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Italian food will never be the same without its sauces. This book shows you how to create sauces that turn your bowl of pasta into something magical.

19. Cucina of Le Marche by Fabio Trabocchi


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If you’re interested in less popular regional delicacies from Italy, this book on food from Le Marche region is right up your alley.

20. Simply Italian by Michela, Emanuela and Romina Chiappa


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The sister trio from Wales have complied some of their tried and tested family recipes into a cookbook. Recipes include pasta dishes from their food series on British television.

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Best Books on German Cuisine

A cookbook doesn’t simply teach you how to cook food from a specific cuisine. A great one makes you fall in love with the process. It offers a glimpse into origins and current changes in a country or region’s gastronomic scene.

You imbibe a part of that culture and timeless food traditions. Through anecdotes and notes, you pick up secrets to perfecting a dish or using an ingredient in various ways.

German cuisine is versatile with regional variations. Neighbours like Austria and Hungary have adopted many of these recipes as their own. Germans, like other immigrants, have taken their family recipes to adopted homes like the US, creating thriving food culture in these places.

For readers interested in German cooking, there are numerous books that provide recipes along with historical or cultural overviews.

This guide has curated the best among German cookbooks that enable readers to master regional, traditional and modern recipes.

The German Cookbook: A Complete Guide to Mastering Authentic German Cooking by Mimi Sheraton


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One of the oldest books on German cuisine created for an international audience (1965). The author has collated authentic recipes from different regions and lists the best restaurants region wise.

The New German Cookbook by Jean Anderson


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Brings you rare traditional dishes and their modern versions from German kitchens. You’ll find history lessons and details on ingredients used, in addition to 230 recipes in the book.

Spoonfuls of Germany by Nadia Hassani


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Provides an anecdotal history in addition to 170 regional recipes. The author also includes forgotten delicacies that were once common in German homes.

Grandma’s German Cookbook by Linn Schmidt and Birgit Hamm  


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Grandmothers are often credited with preserving food traditions. This book features 85 personal favourites collected from grandmothers across the country.

German Cooking by Marianna Olszewska Heberle


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Created for American home cooks who want to try their hand at German food. Over 200 classic and modern recipes find their way into this cookbook.

Luchow’s German Cookbook by Jan Mitchell


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The book contains time-tested recipes from New York’s famous German restaurant (now closed). Get your hands on a used copy, if you can.

German Home Cooking by Maria Swaringen


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If you’re looking for a crash course on unique aspects of German celebrations along with 200 old-style recipes, this book delivers it.

German Cooking Today by Dr. Oetker


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While Dr. Oetker is into the convenience food business, their cookbooks have always been popular among home cooks in Germany. This one is perfect for beginners and confident cooks alike.

If you’re interested in baking, check out their German Baking Today.

Culinaria Germany by Christine Metzger


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Along with beautiful pictures and history of German cuisine, this book brings you interesting and tasty recipes from different regions.

Pickled Herring and Pumpkin Pie by Henriette Davidis 


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Receive a history and cultural lesson on German immigrants to US in the 19th century. You’ll find a mix of German classics and modern Americanised recipes in this vintage book.

The Flour is Different by Trudy Gilgenast


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The author has created this recipe book based on oral traditions passed down generations of home cooks in Germany and US. Find a used copy to add to your collection.

Authentic German Home Style Recipes by Gini Youngkrantz 


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If you’re looking for a lot of home style recipes tempered with helpful hints and culture lessons, this 200-recipe book should do the trick.

American Traditions: German Baking for the Holidays by Stephanie D. Berg


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If you love baking simple but delectable desserts the German way, but don’t have handed-down family recipes, give this 32-recipe book a try.

Bavarian Cooking: Old Bavaria, Franconia and Swabia by Olli Leeb


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This is as comprehensive as an international book on Bavarian cooking can get. 300 recipes, spice charts, details on Bavarian customs are some of the things you’ll find within the pages

Classic German Baking by Luisa Weiss


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To learn more about baking, get a copy of this book. The Berlin based author provides 100 authentic and tested recipes from sources across Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Great German Recipes by Lynn Hattery-Beyer 


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If you’re love collecting recipe cards, then you’ll like this little flip book containing over 115 authentic recipes.

The German Kitchen: Traditional Recipes, Regional Favourites by Christopher Knuth


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The author takes you on a culinary trip to Germany while teaching you the basics and techniques of creating 74 regional favourites in your kitchen.

Did this bring back happy memories of your grandma‘s cooking or your visits to this beautiful country? Which of these books are part of your cookbook collection?

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Best Books about Wine for Amateurs

Are you tired of looking clueless when you’re invited to a wine tasting party?

Do you envy your friends’ wine expertise, even as you watch them compare or debate over the quality of an Australian Riesling and the French one?

If you want to know more about wine including its history, varietals, and food pairing, books are a good place to start. But the sheer amount of material on this subject can confuse you as a wine novice.

We’ve created this guide to help you better understand the world of wines. The books on this reading list are aimed at amateur wine drinkers. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll soon be able to have an intelligent conversation on wines.

Let’s go shopping for beginner’s wine guides!

How to Fake Your Way Through a Wine List by Katherine Cole 

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If you want info you can utilise right away, this is the book for you. You’ll learn how to pair different wines with foods. Use the colour-coded wine tables as reference points the next time you order wines.

Drink This: Wine Made Simple by Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl

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To learn about wines by tasting them, add this book to your collection. You sample wines and try to answer the author’s questions on each of the nine varietals discussed in the book. This helps you identify subtle elements in a wine varietal procured from different regions.

Great Wine Made Simple by Andrea Immer Robinson

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This wine book adopts a conversational approach to the topic and includes a glossary of wine terms for the uninitiated. Based on tips garnered from the book, you’ll be able to predict a wine’s taste (before you buy) and whether you’ll enjoy it.

Swallow This by Mark Phillips 

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The author has created a snarky book for novices who are at receiving end of wine snobs. You pick up practical tips on enjoying wine along with quality information on different types of grapes and wine regions.

How to Taste: A Guide to Enjoying Wine by Jancis Robinson

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If all wines taste the same to you, then it’s time to buy this book. The author, a renowned writer on wines, gives hands-on pointers on identifying flavour and aroma notes and noticing the subtle differences in wine varietals.

The Wine Lover’s Cookbook by Sid Goldstein

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This book is for readers interested in pairing wine with food. The author shows you how to pair 13 wine varieties with various foods ranging from appetisers to desserts. As a bonus, you’ll find 100 recipes with suggested wine pairings.

WineWise by Steven Kolpan, Brian H. Smith and Michael Weiss

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A comprehensive guide for novices and casual wine drinkers. The authors provide details on wine flavours, food pairings and restaurant wines. You learn more about how, when and where to purchase wines that provide better value for money.

Wine All-in-One for Dummies by Ed McCarthy, Mary Ewing-Mulligan, and Maryann Egan

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If you need an introductory material on wines or want a general overview on wine regions, varietals and regional styles, this book comes in handy. This reference book also contains wine recommendations from regional producers.

Oldman’s Guide to Outsmarting Wine by Mark Oldman

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The book is aimed at amateurs and hobbyists who need specific wine recommendations. From author’s list of best 50 wines to buy to notes on significant personalities and their favourite or approved wines, you’ll find valuable information within the pages.

Kevin Zraly’s Windows on the World Complete Wine Course 

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If you’re a student at heart, get this book. Written by a celebrated wine educator, the book provides data on wine varietals in the form of text, maps, graphs and anecdotes. Test your new found knowledge with quizzes found at the end of every chapter.

There are many other popular books that explore the world of wines in depth. Get educated on wines with this list before you tackle other books on the topic.

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