I love to cook, but I am definitely not the cook in our family of two. Viet is by far the more patient and more skilled cook of the two of us. Several years before we met he took an awesome cooking class, and he has offered to teach me some of his basic skills. I can't wait to learn.
My mother always said, "If you can read, you can cook." I must be in the newlywed nesting phase, because I have recently realized I Need to do More Reading. I need to read more cookbooks and practice more and invest more in learning to cook. Maybe it's the lead up to the holidays that has be thinking more about cooking with my family and wanting to be better.
Here are a few of the cookboos that I have been recently coveting:
The Old World Kitchen by Elisabeth Luard // The Vietnamese Kitchen by Andrea Nguyen // The Joy of Cooking by Irma Robauer, Marion Rombauer Becker & Ethan Becker // Mastering the Art of French Cooking & The Way to Cook by Julia Childs // The Art of South American Cooking by Felipe Rojas-Lombardi // How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman // Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan // The French Laundry Cookbook & Bouchon by Thomas Keller // Aida Mollenkamp's Keys to the Kitchen // Joy the Baker Cookbook // The Unofficial Downtown Abbey Cookbook by Emily Ansara Baines
What are your favorite cookbooks? Are there any I left off the list that you would recommend?