KK's Cookbook Collection
Truth be told, I haven’t cooked every single recipe from every single cookbook that I own. I like the possibility,the inspiration, more. Because I can’t resist a beautiful cookbook, I now have a pretty large collection of food related tomes. It also helps that I requested cookbooks last year for my birthday, and oh how they rolled in!
It was hard, but I chose my top 5 recipes—even though I audibly gasped Jared when told me I should do this. Afterall, I love ALL my cookbooks, and it’s not easy to choose between your favorite things.
Salted Caramel Apple Pie by Four and Twenty Blackbirds
I don’t bake very often, but during the holidays I will spend a good portion of days baking this pie for friends and delivering them around town. The spices are perfect–the crust is phenomenal. When Jared and I were in New York, we took the long subway ride out to Brooklyn just to have this pie in their flagship bakery.
Ike’s Vietnamese Wings by Pok Pok
I’ve never actually made the recipe but I sure do love to order them at Whiskey Soda Lounge. I DREAM about these wings. I recommend the rest of the recipes in this book too, if only because it’s pretty wild how reminiscent the recipes are of MY mom’s cooking. If you didn’t know, I am Laotian/Southeast Asian, aka #jungleasian for all my Ali Wong fans out there.
Salmon Chowder by Time for Dinner
Possibly one of the dishes that I make to get Jared to do anything I want. I cannot recommend this book as a whole enough. Its layout is great and the functionality is amazing. I am not a mom that needs to cook for kids, but I do love a quick and easy dinner regardless.
BBQ Chicken and Roasted Corn Salad by Eat to Beat Diabetes
Talk about your Kitchen Sink kind of salad! This is a crowd pleaser at our house and works great at parties. It’s lettuce topped with black beans, roasted corn, chicken, tomatoes, and feta. There is also a tangy, creamy BBQ sauce you throw on top. Pretty healthy, easy as f*ck, and makes plenty of leftovers.
Beer-Brined Turkey by Weber’s New Real Grilling
Cue Julie Andrews, because THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS! You got turkey, you got beer, you got it all cooked on a grill. I’ve technically not cooked a turkey this way, but I am in charge of Thanksgiving this year and Jared and I are definitely cooking it this way. Might even cook it this way BEFORE Thanksgiving even gets here.
Behold, friends! I made a quick video of my flipping through my cookbooks so you can get a taste (FOOD PUN!) of my collection. It was enjoyable to make this video knowing that I would be sharing it with you lovely folks! Scroll down past the video to see the list of titles and where you can get them.
- Rubs: Over 100 Recipes for the Perfect Sauces, Marinades, and Seasonings by John Whalen III Brew: Better Coffee at Home by Brian W. Jones
- Ditch the Wheat by Carol Lovett
- Eat to Beat Diabetes (I am not diabetic but it runs in my family as well as Jared’s)
- Weber’s New Real Grilling
- Whole30 Cookbook by Melissa Hartwig
- Crazy Sexy Kitchen by Kris Carr
- Ikaria: Lessons on Food, Life, and Longevity from the Greek Island Where People Forget to Die by Diane Kochilas
- The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book by Emily Elsen and Melissa Elsen
- Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat by Chrissy Teigen
- Starting with Ingredients by Aliza Green
- Sunday Suppers by Karen Mordechai
- Fresh Fish: A Fearless Guide to Grilling, Shucking, Searing, Poaching, and Roasting Seafood
- The Sprouted Kitchen by Sara Forte
- The Pie and Pastry Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum
- A History of Food in 100 Recipes by William Sitwell
- Inspiralized: Turn Vegetables into Healthy, Creative, Satisfying Meals by Ali Maffucci
- The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science by J. Kenji López-Alt
- Time for Dinner: Strategies, Inspiration, and Recipes for Family Meals Every Night of the Week by Pilar Guzmán and Jenny Rosenstrach - Not Featured because it’s missing but it’s my favorite/most used
- Gather Journal: Rough Cut Issue
- Taste: The Infographic Book of Food by Laura Rowe
- Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand by Andy Ricker and JJ Goode
- Kate Spade’s All In Good Taste - It’s not a cookbook per se but it does have some interesting notes on food and entertaining.
I have a short list of one’s I intend to buy next (WINK WINK It’s almost my Birthday):
Let me know if you have a favorite! I’d love to expand my collection. Also let me know if there is a particular one you think WORKKPARTY should cook from next!