Best Cook Books 2019 for Learning How to Cook

Cooking is something that we do in our everyday routine. So it is very important to make cooking simple and easy. With the right technique you can make restaurant standard foods at home. So here is a list of best cookbooks that will make your cooking experience more fun and interesting. Almost all the listed books contain various recipes with colorful images and detailed information. These easy to make recipes are full of flavors with great taste. Some books among them include vegan and gluten free options.
The Love and Lemons Cookbook: An Apple-to-Zucchini Celebration of Impromptu Cooking
Author: Jeanine Donofrio
Published at: 29/03/2016
ISBN: 1583335862

After the great success from the blog, "Love & Lemons" Jenine Donofrio decided to publish a cookbook with the same title that is packed with great recipes. This is basically a vegetarian cookbook but anyone can add meat with the recipes according to taste. It is categorized by ingredients such as; Vegetables and Fruits. Thus it makes the grocery shopping more easy.  At the end of this book there is a section that guides you to play with the ingredients leaving your own creativity.

This book features:

  • Gluten free options.
  • Vegan recipes.
  • Ways to stock pantry.
  • More than hundred recipes.
  • Essential tips.

This book is helpful because:

  • It contains pictures with almost every recipe.
  • It is stunningly designed with easy instructions.
  • It is a good start for beginners.
  • It contains simple font and easy directions.
  • The recipes are time efficient.
  • The ingredients are easily find-able.
  • The taste and the flavors of the dishes are excellent. 


From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg's Kitchen
Author: Snoop Dogg
Published at: 23/10/2018
ISBN: 1452179611

This is a a celebrity cookbook by american rapper Snoop Dogg. In this book he incorporated unique and fun recipes with cool names. All the recipes are from Snoop's own collection. Each recipe starts with a significance with rapper's own life and a reason like why this recipe is included. This book is not only fun to read but also it keeps in mind the actual intent of the cookbook combining various easy to cook recipes.

Best things about this book:

  • Good quality pages which are not easily damageable.
  • Recipes come with pictures making it colorful and interesting.
  • Cool and fun unique names of the recipes.
  • Contains all types of recipes from breakfast to desserts and additional category for drinks.
  • Easy to follow recipes.


Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck (Thug Kitchen Cookbooks)
Author: Thug Kitchen
Published at: 07/10/2014
ISBN: 1623363586

This book explains cooking using a funny approach making it more easy and like-able. The extreme use of cuss words made this book very hilarious and entertaining to read. It is a vegetarian cookbook for maintaining a healthy life style. Most vegan cookbooks are very plain, dull and simple keeping in mind the health value. But this cookbook adds the perfect balance of healthy recipes and flavors encouraging more on following a plant based diet. Overall this is a great cookbook for those who can handle the language.

This book features:

  • More than hundred vegan recipes.
  • Most recipes with pictures.
  • Useful tips and tricks.

This book will help to:

  • Guide both novice and experts.
  • Make cooking easy and healthy.


Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking
Author: Marcella Hazan
Published at: 01/01/2012
ISBN: 039458404X

The Italian cruising is very popular around the world for its great flavors and amazing taste. This cookbook is a gem for those who are interested into learning classic Italian recipes. Most online Italian recipes manipulate the recipes according to american's taste destroying the authenticity of the Italian cruising. But this book will hold the Italian zest. This book is a lengthy read, finely suitable for those who are not only into Italian recipes but also interested in knowing the histories and inspirations about those recipes.

Benefits of this book:

  • Introduce you with classic Italian recipes.
  • Great discussions and illustrations.
  • Useful tips on many recipes.
  • Easy to make recipes.
  • Ensures cooking with quality ingredients.
  • Expands your knowledge about culinary tradition.
  • Comprehensive.


The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science
Author: J. Kenji López-Alt
Published at: 21/09/2015
ISBN: 0393081087

In this book author Kenji explained the art of cooking using a scientific approach. Like most other scientific books it is not boring. It is full of important tips for getting best results using new techniques. It is full of information that will help you to attain the perfect crisp and crust of your desired food. It explains the necessity of preparing a certain recipe in a certain technique. It is as important as knowing the recipe. This fully informative cookbook will answer all your questions regard cooking like what kind of pan to use for which purpose and so on.

Benefits of this book:

  • well detailed.
  • More than hundred recipes abundant with lots of colorful images and charts.
  • Includes science based tips, tricks and explanations for better cooking experiences.
  • Gives answers to your how's and why's.
  • Put emphasis on the technical stuff.
  • Recipes are delicious and humor is enjoyable.



The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes and Wisdom from an Obsessive Home Cook
Author: Deb Perelman
Published at: 30/10/2012
ISBN: 030759565X

This book is best for those who wants to cook with simple ingredients and deliver amazing foods. The recipes are usually very heavy containing lots of sugars but the author added a list of substitution that can be used to make the cooking more healthy. The author gave a brief before every recipe making the start enjoying, like how the idea of that dish popped into her head. It contains lots of breakfast and dessert recipes.

Benefits of this book:

  • Well detailed.
  • Easy instructions.
  • Contains colorful photographs.
  • Contains unique recipes.
  • Improves your cooking confidence.
  • Easy approachable home cooking.
  • Contains vegetarian options.


Small Victories: Recipes, Advice + Hundreds of Ideas for Home Cooking Triumphs
Author: Julia Turshen
Published at: 06/09/2016
ISBN: 1452143099

The best feature of this book is that it focuses on the lessons learned by the author that she has developed during her lifetime by cooking thousands of meals. Moreover, the recipes are easily attainable and approachable. Each recipe contains bold flavors. It is one of the best books for the beginners. It also offers you insight about substitute ingredients. The book is entitled as, "small victory" as it contains tips and tricks for almost every recipe that will help you cook the perfect dish.

Benefits of this book:

  • Contains more than 400 recipes.
  • Easy instructions.
  • Well suited both for novice and experts.
  • Mouthwatering pictures of recipes.
  • Includes tips and tricks that can alter the taste of the food.
  • Polish skills.



Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking
Author: Nathalie Dupree,Cynthia Graubart
Published at: 01/11/2012
ISBN: 1423602757

This is the perfect book for acquiring the knowledge of Southern cooking. It also lets you adjust the traditional southern recipes keeping in mind the health benefits. Some of the recipes contain notes about the origin of the recipe. It is a very comprehensive guide containing lots of variations; such as delicious biscuits, crispy meats etc. This enormous book will act like your encyclopedia for the southern cooking.

Benefits of this cookbook:

  • Includes more than 600+ recipes.
  • Contains lots of pictures, making cooking easy and approachable for visual persons.
  • Explains both the fundamental and advanced steps of cooking.
  • Contains well instructed recipes perfect for home cook.
  • Suitable both for beginners and experts.


Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
Author: Samin Nosrat
Published at: 25/04/2017
ISBN: 1476753830

This book will help you to master four elements (Salt, Fat, Acid and Heat) and how these affect the flavors in your cooking. All these knowledge will improve your cooking. It encourages on trying new things and focuses on the taste. It contains lots of good recipes. The book will help you get better on your cooking day by day and boost your confidence.

Benefits of this book:

  • Interesting hand drawn looking pictures.
  • How salt, fat, acid and heat affect the flavors.
  • Shares wisdom on every page.
  • Shares ways to improve taste.
  • Teaches you about flavor development.
  • Informative.


The Science of Good Cooking: Master 50 Simple Concepts to Enjoy a Lifetime of Success in the Kitchen (Cook's Illustrated Cookbooks)
Author: The Editors of America's Test Kitchen and Guy Crosby Ph.D
Published at: 01/10/2012
ISBN: 1933615982

This book will help you to master the 50 core principles that will help you to become a good cook. It explains the recipes in such an illustrative way that will increase your knowledge about the basic principles. The section called, "why this works" is added with each recipe which will update you about the science of the technique. You will learn why and how some methods work best in cooking.

Benefits of this book:

  • Explains the science behind cooking.
  • Ways to adapt better cooking methods and techniques.
  • Master cooking.
  • Contains insightful information about cooking.
  • Includes practical tips to improve cooking.


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