I absolutely love cooking, I’ve tried so much amazing food over the years, how could I not want to make it at home myself? Some of my favorite chefs and their cookbooks make me love what I’m cooking, for myself, family and friends. Continue reading below to see the Best Cookbooks That I Adore and Cook With.
Charlie Palmer’s American Fare
Award-winning chef, Charlie Palmer has a cookbook you’re going to love. His book, Charlie Palmer’s American Fare, is a book about his favorite American recipes that he loves to share with his family and friends. I even had the chance to interview Charlie himself, read about my interview with Chef Charlie Palmer here.
This cookbook is perfect for making some tasty American meals for your family and friends. Purchase Charlie Palmer’s book yourself here!
Charlie Palmer is an amazing chef and he makes the best food. I even had the privilege of attending many of his Pigs & Pinot Events. Read about Chef Charlie Palmer’s Amazing Pigs & Pinot Event here on my blog.
Chef Ryan Scott
Ryan Scott is an Emmy award winner for his work hosting his television show, “Food Rush” and has been on Top Chef. The No-Fuss Family Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Everyday Life, comes straight from his kitchen to yours. Chef Ryan Scott was one of our culinary partners for Pinots & Plaid Wine Tasting 2019, read more here.
The No-Fuss Family Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Everyday Life, is filled with clever hacks for the kitchen, along with easy, but still delicious, family recipes. Buy this cookbook today to start cooking these awesome recipes!
Girl in the Kitchen
The first and only woman to win on TV’s Top Chef, Stephanie Izard knows how to inspire, captivate, and cook like nobody else. She is also the chef and owner of the acclaimed Girl & the Goat restaurant in Chicago. Iznard’s Girl in the Kitchen: How a Top Chef Cooks, Thinks, Shops, Eats, & Drinks cookbook truly reflects her personality as though you feel you are cooking right along beside her.
I adore that Stephanie is a Midwesterner and grew up in Wilmette, one town over from where I’m from in Winnetka, IL. Gotta love us Midwestern ladies!
Check out the Girl in the Kitchen: How a Top Chef Cooks, Thinks, Shops, Eats, & Drinks to feel like a Top Chef yourself!
Foreign Cinema opened its doors in San Francisco in 1999. It has transformed the Mission District into a culinary destination. The Foreign Cinema Cookbook: Recipes and Stories Under the Stars, features 125 of Gayle Pirie and John Clark’s award-winning dishes. With great storytelling, Pirie and Clark offer home cooks a chance to take the restaurant into their own kitchen. Read more about my Favorite Mission Restaurants here.
Kitchen Gypsy, Joanne Weir
Chef Joanne Weir of Sausalito’s Copita Restaurant recently published a fabulous new cookbook Kitchen Gypsy. This is an amazing cookbook with over 100 recipes. Just looking at the pictures and the recipes makes me hungry! It chronicle’s Joanne’s years working at Chez Panisse and her travels teaching cooking classes around the world. I personally LOVE Chef Joanne’s Margarita recipe!
I was thrilled to meet Joanne Weir celebrating her cookbook. Read more about Celebrating the Kitchen Gypsy with Joanne Weir on my blog.
Purchase your copy of the Kitchen Gypsy today to start your journey with these amazing recipes in your very own kitchen.
Marcus Off Duty
The award-winning celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson and New York Times best-selling author shares 150 relaxed, multicultural dishes in his cookbook Marcus Off Duty. Marcus Samuelsson has captivated food lovers with his brilliant culinary interpretations. I have had the chance to meet Marcus at his NYC Harlen Restaurant, Red Rooster, and hear him speak in San Francisco at the Commonwealth Club. What a talented and engaging culinary legend!
Get your copy of Marcus Off Duty to get started in the kitchen with these delicious multicultural recipes today!
Mourad Lahlou has developed an extraordinary career at his Michelin-starred San Francisco restaurant. His new Moroccan cookbook contains new Moroccan cuisine inspired by memories and colorful stories. Cook Moroccan food like never before with the Mourad: New Moroccan cookbook!
Sarah and Evan Rich, chefs of Michelin-starred Rich Table from one of San Francisco’s most well-known restaurants. This cookbook offers recipes from the restaurant and meals the Riches cook for friends and family at home.
Get your copy of this amazing cookbooks so you can feel like a chef from the fabulous Rich Table yourself!
The SPQR cookbook celebrates wine, tradition, and modern Italian cooking from the San Francisco’s SPQR restaurant. Check out my Interview with Chef Matthew Accarrino of SPQR San Francisco on my blog here. Be sure to grab your copy of the SPQR: Modern Italian Food and Wine to start your cooking today!
Tom McNaughton of San Francisco’s Flour + Water gives readers the opportunity to create the great recipes in their own homes. I have visited Flour + Water in San Francisco has delicious Italian food like no other that you have to try. Read more about my visit to San Francisco’s Killer Flour + Water Restaurant.
Purchase your copy of Flour + Water: Pasta to get your Italian on at home!
Tyler Florence does updated comfort food like no one else. His cookbook perfects, simplifies, and totally re-invents your favorite dishes in amazing ways. I’ve met Tyler Florence a few times, one of them the Napa Valley Film Festival you can read about here.
Check out my Interview with Chef Tyler Florence on my blog here.
You’ll definitely want to purchase Tyler Florence: Inside the Test Kitchen to begin your cooking journey!