- SpicedPlate asked a questionThu 24 Mar 2011 11:36:17 GMTI love when blogs have not only great recipes but also beautiful photography. I think something visual makes a cookbook complete. I was wondering what cookbooks you loved to not only cook from, but also look at. Vegetarian and/or gluten free cookbooks would make me especially happy.
- SpicedPlate answered “What are the cookbooks that should be in every cook's library?”Fri 11 Mar 2011 13:28:55 GMT
This book is a great resource for anyone interested in learning about eating ayurvedicly. Complete with information about t he history of ayurveda and how to discover your dosha. I love the recipes in this book, especially since they can be altered to accomodate any dosha. Full of lovely photographs, too!
This book is like the Bible for anything vegetable. If you have a vegetable and don't quite know what to do with it, Vegetable Love will have lots of options for you. Such an educational book, full of flavorful recipes. I use this book at least once a week.
- SpicedPlate voted for the following inFri 11 Mar 2011 13:00:39 GMT
I absolutely love this book. There's something for every occassion and every appetite. I made their red lentil curry and couldn't get enough of it. I'd recommend this to anyone who was looking for great recipes without meat.
This is a book to linger over, reading a section or two a day, because you don't want it to end. Luckily, it doesn't have to, since you can read more of Molly's writing on her blog, http://orangette.blogspot.com. Her stories draw you in, and relate in the most organic way to food and the included recipes. As cliche as it sounds, I laughed and I cried when I read this book. It's definitely a treat to read.
Anna does it again with another lovely cookbook. Divided by the seasons and filled with lots of variety, this cookbook is just lovely. Her ratatouille is nourishing, and I love the abundance of dishes with mushrooms!
- SpicedPlate voted for the following inFri 11 Mar 2011 12:52:38 GMT
- SpicedPlate voted for the following inFri 11 Mar 2011 12:52:25 GMT
I stumbled upon an old and loved edition of this book at a book sale for .50 cents. It was the best two quarters I've ever spent. I love reading Anna's stories about her travels to different countries and how she brings those travels straight to you through recipes. Her borchst and Spanish tortilla recipes are especially delightful. I've never had a recipe fail from this book. It's definitely a treasure to read!
- SpicedPlate added and reviewedFri 11 Mar 2011 12:39:47 GMT
Full of variety and wholesome goodness, this cookbook is great for anyone who is gluten free, vegan, both, or neither. The recipes use alternative sugar sources, like stevia and maple syrup, and include no hydrogenated oils. Each recipe has a corresponding and lovely photograph. It's rare for me to want to make everything in a cookbook, but I'd be happy to make and eat anything from this book.