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Inspired by Julie and Julia, but not sure how to begin? Here's a list of cookbooks for the very beginner. And you'll be mastering the art sooner than you think!

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COOKING: For cooking newbies

Inspired by Julie and Julia, but not sure how to begin? Here's a list of cookbooks for the very beginner. And you'll be mastering the art sooner than you think!


Barefoot in Paris :   easy French food you can make at home book Barefoot in Paris : easy French food you can make at home
Barefoot in Paris is suffused with Ina's love of the city, of the bustling outdoor markets and alluring little shops, of the bakeries and fromageries and charcuteries-of the wonderful celebration of food that you find on every street corner, in every neighborhood. So take a trip to Paris with the perfect guide-the Barefoot Contessa herself-in her most personal book yet.

Garten, Ina.
641.5944 GARTEN
Beard on food :   the best recipes and kitchen wisdom from the dean of American cooking book Beard on food : the best recipes and kitchen wisdom from the dean of American cooking
One of Americas great culinary thinkers and teachers collects his best essays, in this compendium of fabulous recipes and delicious bites of writing that is both an invaluable reference for cooks and a delightful read for armchair gourmands.

Beard, James, 1903-1985.
641.5 BEARD
How to boil water :   life beyond takeout. book How to boil water : life beyond takeout.
Perfect for beginning cooks, "How to Boil Water" takes life beyond takeout by serving up simple, great-tasting recipes with a fun, hip, and lively style. With exquisite photography and Food Network recipes, new cooks gain the inspiration and confidence they need to make every dish a success.


641.5 HOW TO
How to cook without a book :   recipes and techniques every cook should know by heart book How to cook without a book : recipes and techniques every cook should know by heart
Anderson teaches a modern version of the lost art of cooking by heart. "How to Cook Without a Book" gives every cook the confidence to whip up delicious meals without making a special trip to the grocery store or deciphering long-winded, complicated recipes.

Anderson, Pam, 1957-
641.555 ANDERSO
Julia's kitchen wisdom :   essential techniques and recipes from a lifetime of cooking book Julia's kitchen wisdom : essential techniques and recipes from a lifetime of cooking
Julia Child has given us answers to these and other questions in the ten masterful volumes she has publishedover the past 40 years. But which book do you go to for which solution? Now, in this little volume, you can find the answers immediately. Information is arranged according to subject matter, with ample cross-referencing. How are you going to cook that small rib steak you brought home? You'll be guided to the quick saute as the best and fstest way. And once you've masteree this recipe, you can apply the technique to chop, chicken, or fish, following Julia's careful guidelines. And here is equally essential information about soups, vegetables, and eggs, and for baking breads and tarts. It's all waiting for you in this delicious, priceless, comforting compendium of Julia's kitchen wisdom.

Child, Julia.
641.5 CHILD
Martha Stewart's cooking school :   lessons and recipes for the home cook book Martha Stewart's cooking school : lessons and recipes for the home cook
How-to cookbook, for beginners and experts and everyone in between. More than 200 recipes, plus essential techniques...

Stewart, Martha.
641.5 STEWART
The book The "i don't know how to cook" book
Forget frozen pizzas and PB&J. Say goodbye to microwave mac 'n' cheese and cereal suppers...you too can whip up delicious, healthy meals in no time. Even if you're a total klutz in the kitchen, with this ultimate beginner cookbook you'll learn to master more than 300 classic dishes.

Kamberg, Mary-Lane, 1948-
641.5 KAMBERG
The fireside cook book :   a complete guide to fine cooking for beginner and expert book The fireside cook book : a complete guide to fine cooking for beginner and expert
Rediscover an American food icon with this full-color facsimile edition of Beard's first comprehensive masterwork, originally published in 1949 and still relevant today. The basic recipes and variations presented add up to 1,217 dishes.

Beard, James, 1903-1985.
641.5973 BEARD
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