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The Top Cookbooks For Every Appetite And Palate

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The Top Cookbooks For Every Appetite And Palate

If you feel at most home when in the kitchen and love to create scrumptious dishes, there are endless possibilities of dishes to attempt and master. Hone your culinary skills with ideas from the following cookbooks for every kind of diet, palate, appetite and budget. 

Looking For Everyday Recipes?

If you don’t have a diet preference, but simply enjoy making and eating good food, “The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook” is an ideal go-to choice. Author Deb Perelman may not come from a culinary background, but she loves to make yummy, simple meals, which has been exemplified by her award-winning food blog and now through her cookbook. Beautiful color photographs accompany 100 recipes for her fellow everyday cooks.

On A Budget?

Amazing meals don’t have to leave a dent in your wallet. Feed and satisfy hungry mouths with meals inspired by “Family Feasts for $75 a Week.” Written by a blogger mom of a 12-member family, the cookbook delivers 200 great recipes. You’ll also find savvy food shopping tips and recommended practices for food preparation and storage while on a carefully monitored expense plan.  

Craving Comfort Food?

Sometimes, we yearn for food that is greasy, oily, heavy and just plain satisfying: comfort food. “Saveur: The New Comfort Food” showcases mouthwatering recipes from around the world. These classic comfort food recipes may not be the healthiest of options, but they will satisfy your deep craving for spicy huevos rancheros and that perfect grilled cheese sandwich. Yum.

Have A Serious Sweet Tooth?

If you look forward to dessert before even the appetizer course is served, try out the “Baked Elements: Our 10 Favorite Ingredients” cookbook. Authors Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito provide 75 recipes that involve at least one of their 10 preferred cooking components. Facts, infographics and charts surround clever uses of peanut butter, malt, booze, caramel and other elements, making for a very creative — and sweet — cooking experience!

Enjoy Unprocessed, Whole Foods?

For a wide array of healthy, wholesome meals, “The Sprouted Kitchen: A Tastier Take On Whole Foods” may be your best pick. The food blogger turned author, Sara Forte, shares 100 clean cooking recipes, including how to make options such as cornmeal cakes with cherry compote and cocoa hazelnut cupcakes. Focused ingredients consist of whole grains, lean proteins, fresh produce and natural sweeteners.

Need Gluten-Free Options?

Participants of the paleo diet and individuals who cannot consume gluten will appreciate “Paleo Comfort Foods: Homestyle Cooking for a Gluten-Free Kitchen” by Charles and Julie Mayfield. Abiding by paleo principles, there are no mentions of grains, dairy, legumes or gluten ingredients. Nevertheless, there are over 125 recipes, colorful photos and other tips and tricks for healthy eating.

Cooking For A Vegetarian Household?

To respect the choices of individuals who have decided on a meat-free diet, cook vegetarian dishes that are considered delicious even by the most devoted of meat eaters. Mark Bittman’s “How to Cook Everything Vegetarian” cookbook will help you achieve that goal. A whopping 2,000 recipes cover all the bases of vegetarian cooking for every possible meal, such as fava bean and mint salad with asparagus and red lentils with chaat masala.

Cooking For A Vegan Household?

Vegan cooking is a step up in intensity from vegetarian cooking, eliminating not only meat but also all animal-derived and animal-processed foods, such as dairy, honey, eggs and even refined white sugar. With a more limited arsenal of ingredients, vegan cooking can prove difficult. Make it easier with an informative vegan cookbook, such as Robin Robertson’s “Quick-Fix Vegan: Healthy, Homestyle Meals in 30 Minutes or Less.” Over 100 vegan recipes add flavor and variety to your meals, with recipes like BBQ pinto-portobello sandwiches and Moroccan-spiced pumpkin soup. Eating vegan doesn’t have to be bland or boring!

Live In A Dorm (Or Small Apartment)?

Particularly as a college student, you’re constantly on the go and tend to be hard-pressed for extra dough. When you simply cannot stand another microwavable meal or another bite of cafeteria-tainted pasta, turn to “The Healthy College Cookbook,” a publication written by a group of students, for other students. One-hundred recipes require very few easy-to-find and cheap ingredients and offer clear advice and tips for novice chefs.

Update your recipe arsenal with a cookbook that matches your household’s array of tastes. When you serve a new delicious meal after delicious meal, it’s doubtful that you will hear a single complaint — only sincere gratitude and satisfied sighs.

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