Favorite Cookbooks to recommend for a Single Guy :)

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    Apr 09, 2013 4:56 AM GMT
    Gentlemen,
    What cookbooks would you guys recommend? Something easy to read, healthy yummy recipes, and hopefully budget friendly?
    And for those of you who are chefs, I glady appreciate your input.
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    Apr 09, 2013 4:57 AM GMT
    All this talk about food's making me hungry! icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 09, 2013 6:21 AM GMT
    Rocco Dispirito Now Eat This! Italian
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    Apr 09, 2013 8:10 AM GMT
    BeginnerMonster saidRocco Dispirito Now Eat This! Italian


    LOVE HIM! icon_biggrin.gif
    He's so Hot....

    Oh yes, his book.
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    Apr 09, 2013 4:48 PM GMT
    Anyone else?


    Bueller?


    Bueller?
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    Apr 09, 2013 5:22 PM GMT
    Depends on what foods you like. I do have a few cookbooks which I use regularly but I also look up recipes online. Allrecipies.com is my fave site. I tend to pick recipes with lots of reviews. I do read some of the good as well as the bad reviews to get a feel for the recipe before trying it.
  • Pyre85

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    Apr 09, 2013 5:27 PM GMT
    A man, a can, and a plan. xD
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    Apr 09, 2013 5:33 PM GMT

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  • swall1963

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    Apr 09, 2013 5:34 PM GMT
    I have a cookbook collection of over 400. They go back as far as the 1880s.

    One of my newest is "This is a Cookbook - Recipes for Real Life" written by Max Sussman and Eli Sussman. Very good. Very easy to read.

    My all-time favorite is "Cook with Jamie" written by Jamie Oliver. I give this one a lot as a gift. Only problem is some ingredients are difficult to find.

    Another suggestion, local church cookbooks are fantastic. These usually have easy to make, basic foods. A lot of times you can find these at used book stores or antique shops.
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    Apr 09, 2013 5:42 PM GMT
    The earliest cookbook that I was given was Betty Crocker' s cookbook...very basic, but probably outdated now. My partner is a great cook, and amongst his collection of cookbooks, his basic favorites are The Fannie Farmer Cookbook, The All New Joy of Cooking and the Martha Stewart Cookbook. He more often uses Food.com, The Food Network, and Epicurious.com. For modern cooking simply, try Ina Garten.
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    Apr 09, 2013 5:58 PM GMT
    Shawnathan saidJamie-Oliver1.jpg


    You could seriously replace him! and I would never miss a show! icon_wink.gif

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    Apr 09, 2013 6:02 PM GMT
    meanwhile here what I love watching! icon_twisted.gif



    *apparently I'm too hot to be in the show...soo sob sob sad...icon_cry.gif
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    Apr 09, 2013 6:31 PM GMT
    I LOVE Gabi Moskowitz's "The Brokeass Gourmet"

    The BrokeAss Gourmet - Amazon

    She also has a blog that she updates fairly regularly.

    BrokeAss Gourmet
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    Apr 09, 2013 6:34 PM GMT
    Apparently there is a Game of Thrones cookbook. I have never read it but I think I can still say with confidence that it is the best cookbook ever.
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    Apr 09, 2013 8:35 PM GMT
    Shawnathan said
    Har19 said
    Shawnathan saidJamie-Oliver1.jpg


    You could seriously replace him! and I would never miss a show! icon_wink.gif


    Shucks, but that's a book ...


    He NEEDS to cut his butch lesbian hair! Lol!
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    Apr 09, 2013 8:36 PM GMT
    Thanks for your input guys!
    I am curious though, if they work for somebody whose also trying to get ripped and gain muscle.
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    Apr 09, 2013 9:43 PM GMT
    GigoloAssassin saidThanks for your input guys!
    I am curious though, if they work for somebody whose also trying to get ripped and gain muscle.

    Cookbooks aren't written with that intent. You have to adjust the servings of the recipes on your plate to meet your macros.
  • gwuinsf

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    Apr 09, 2013 11:01 PM GMT
    I'd start with this. Very basic and has recipes just for about everything.

    How To Cook Everything

    I also like this one a lot. They teach you how to vary recipes and kind of give you a formula on how to cook (like pick something from Column A, Column B, Column C and boom there's your sauce).

    Cooking Know-How
  • sk8rdom

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    Apr 09, 2013 11:07 PM GMT
    Better Homes and Garden
    Has everything Mom and Grandma used to make. I'm a fairly good cook and it's my most used cook book. I'm on my third copy. Highly reccomend you buy a hard copy.
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    Apr 09, 2013 11:07 PM GMT
    RoadsterRacer87 saidI LOVE Gabi Moskowitz's "The Brokeass Gourmet"

    The BrokeAss Gourmet - Amazon

    She also has a blog that she updates fairly regularly.

    BrokeAss Gourmet


    Looks like my kind of book, lol!
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    Apr 10, 2013 1:44 AM GMT
    The best would be any of the cookbooks from America's Test Kitchen or Cooks Illustrated.

    The recipes are all straight-forward "staple" type recipes and they rigorously test them beforehand. I've been using those recipes/cookbooks for over a decade and they always turn out perfect. I have a ton of recipes/cookbooks but I always come back to Cooks Illustrated.

    "The New Best Recipe" would be a good place to start.

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    Apr 10, 2013 1:54 AM GMT
    GigoloAssassin said
    RoadsterRacer87 saidI LOVE Gabi Moskowitz's "The Brokeass Gourmet"

    The BrokeAss Gourmet - Amazon

    She also has a blog that she updates fairly regularly.

    BrokeAss Gourmet


    Looks like my kind of book, lol!
    Thanks man! icon_cool.gif


    no problemo! I'm actually about to try her latest recipe on the blog. The dumpling soup. I'm going to saute and mince some mushrooms though and include that in the filling
  • LJay

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    Apr 10, 2013 6:56 AM GMT
    Since I tripped over the fact that Roger Ebert wrote a rice cooker cookbook, I have been googling stuff about cooking various things in a rice cooker. Looks pretty easy, very budget friendly and fill-ya-up good. stuff like spaghetti with sausage and chicken curry. You can apparently brown stuff in the little critter and after you dump all the ingredients in it is basically set and forget. Some videos too. Just make sure the cooker you have is the right size to hold all the stuff.

    So my idea for a cookbook for you would be googling

    pasta in rice cooker

    how to cook in a rice cooker

    rice cooker recipes

    etc.