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What are the best cookbooks for aspiring cooks

I do have this book and I do find that the book is very interesting and helpful. And for any specific recipe that is the book I usually grab, but I find that there are so many recipes that it is completely overwhelming and for an individual recipe it is really great with it's little tips and things but It is hard to learn from when all u do is read thousands of recipes I hope u understand what I mean. Second of all I have some trouble taking one concept that is used on one recipe and transferring it to another therefore I feel like it is helpful but not enough to alter my whole way of cooking.

Jul 14, 2009
mike11 in Home Cooking

What are the best cookbooks for aspiring cooks

I don't mind having good recipes that definitely is a plus but I am looking for more. Like advice hints and maybe their personal thought process you know what I mean. But I actually did look at that book along with several others which happen to be Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook, cooking by James peterson, and Think Like a Chef by Tom colicchio. If any any of you have these or have read them any input would also be appreciated.

Jul 13, 2009
mike11 in Home Cooking

What are the best cookbooks for aspiring cooks

Well I really have no direction on where I want to go with my cooking or what type of cooking I want to do right now I'm not worried about this more importantly I am trying to find a cookbook with more than just recipes. A book where the author does not just recite his/her own recipes but either explains them or helps one understand them and why they work. Because Right now I am a pretty good cook but I have problems being super creative, and I really am trying to find a book that can fix this. And I can't tell whether I don't understand how certain flavors mix or whether I am having these problems because I don't understand how to utilize different cooking techniques. But I have somewhat come to the conclusion that it is a mix of both and I really want to find a book that does not just recite recipes but most importantly gives advice. Because I believe in order to become better I must not just be able to follow recipes but understand them as well therefore being able to fully understand the world of cooking

Jul 13, 2009
mike11 in Home Cooking

What are the best cookbooks for aspiring cooks

Yeah your right I do have some good info but I haven't found a book yet that isn't just recipes and some small techniques. What I really want is a book that can really help me be creative and experimental a book that is written in a much personable manner like one on one. I really hope someone can understand this cause I really want one like this.

Jul 13, 2009
mike11 in Home Cooking

What are the best cookbooks for aspiring cooks

See well I have the joy of cooking and many books like it but I dislike it for the fact it is ery impersonal and it doesn't gear towards thinking like a cook and being able to cook on the fly with no boundaries.

Jul 13, 2009
mike11 in Home Cooking

What are the best cookbooks for aspiring cooks

Hey everyone I was just wondering as a person who loves to cook whenever possible I am looking to taking my cooking to a new level. In order to do this I am interested in buying some new cookbooks and I was wondering if you could help me find these books. I have already purchased many cookbooks like pepins techniques and olivers guide to being a better cook, but I am still looking for that one cookbook that will explain everything like techniques and how to put them together along with flavors to bring my cooking to the next level. So any help in finding this book will be much appreciated

Jul 12, 2009
mike11 in Home Cooking