The thing is though, many of these are really not for a beginner cook like myself - I don't have cheesecloth or a sous vie machine and what not and I don't have time to spend four hours in the kitchen, or the money/time to use truffles and find gueyduck (black duck). Cookbooks can be fickle territory, as vulnerable to the whims of trendiness as diet fads or nail art. From cooking solo to baking bread, these books will steer you into a successful kitchen endeavor. This book was fun to read, but I wouldn't buy a copy for my myself. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I was so excited to get this book! Far too often do cook books cater to the mass population. An absolutely prolific reference book for the aspiring chef, this cookbook covers 700 techniques and 200 recipes by the renowned Institute. My bookshelf is framed on the left by Henri-Paul Pellaprat’s ‘modern French Culinary Art’ and on the right by ‘Paul Bocuses’s French Cooking’. In this cooking game, you'll get a chance to make a bunch of different recipes. The best part of the book is definitely all of the interviews and inside information on the show. It includes 250 recipes, and all of them are chosen from a collection of dessert menus from his restaurants. View Recipes » Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

It'll stretch your wallet, but it'll probably stretch your abilities just as much, so you won't make any dish here every night. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Top Chef has three seasons of the hit television show. Our quickfire smoothee challenge was really laugh-filled. I got this book to get the recipes and found more tidbits from the contestants and judges than the food, which was a bit disappointing. Got this because I'm a fan of "Top Chef", especially the creative cooking involved. Eat Slow. I wanted a cookbook and liked Top Chef.

With “Tu Casa Mi Casa” Olvera translates his expertise of Mexican cooking into easy-to-follow recipes that are accessible for any home chef. If you are looking to become a professional chef, or you simply want inspiration, this is one textbook you need on your journey. And the book that got me started: James Villas “Villas at Table”.

From salted, air dried ham to Maryland crab, scallop, and saffron terrine, this cookbook takes the fun of charcuterie to a whole new level. All week (and all summer) long, we’ll bring you transportive flavors and travel-inspired ideas from around the world, so you can take your tastebuds on a trip and give your mind a mini vacation while you’re still at home. April 2nd 2008 Great cover, high quality paper and fabulous content. No recipes, just his experiences at restaurants. Click here to get one. (And OK, the current price is probably about as high as the actual restaurant entry fee, but you can check out less lofty salad-centric cookbooks while you wait for it to drop…)Buy Now, Enrique Olvera is the only chef to have two restaurants on the Pellegrino list (Mexico City’s famed Pujol at #12 and New York sensation Cosme at #23) so yeah, the guy’s got skills.

The restaurant continues to shine all these years later (it’s currently #7 on the World’s Best list) and “Mugaritz” shows why it remains a culinary powerhouse. As only a casual fan of the show (I don't have Bravo at home, so I've seen an episode of season 4 at my dad's house, an episode of season 6 while house-sitting, and all of season 5 on DVD), I was not enthralled by the episode recaps or the goofy little pages about good Bourdain quotes and matching the cheftestants to their hairstyles. The New York Times once called Napa Valley’s French Laundry “the most exciting place to eat in the United States.” This cookbook is a testament to that.

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In addition to being an excellent guide, it also has almost 1000 recipes that cover contemporary and classic recipes. Click here for a copy.

If you enjoy classic Italian cooking, this is the only cookbook you’ll need. Refresh and try again. I read this cover to cover but kept forgetting to have a stack of sticky-notes to flag all the recipes I intend to try. 1 rated food show on cable television!

There are three things I take into account when preparing food.

Cooking has long remained one of the most elegant pastimes and an art form that is respected the world over.

I would find it hard to recommend to any but the most sophisticated chefs, due to the obscure ingredients and level of experise required for most of the dishes.

Also, the packaging is cool - the book cover is made of the material of the aprons they wear on the show. However, if you look at food as art, appreciate fine dining and respect the appeal of family-style meals elevated than hopefully at least one of the books mentioned above will be enjoyed by you. However, I have so far made the prosciutto and basil pizza, and the ceiviche and popcorn cakes. As only a casual fan of the show (I don't have Bravo at home, so I've seen an episode of season 4 at my dad's house, an episode of season 6 while house-sitting, and all of season 5 on DVD), I was not enthralled by the episode recaps or the goofy little pages about good Bourdain quotes and matching the cheftestants to their hairstyles.

Fisher, Elizabeth David, and Jane Grigson. In-depth discussions with contestants, judges, and crew reveal the inner workings of the show, and lavish photographs take readers behind-the-scenes into the Top Chef pantry and the competition sites. Finally here's a cookbook for runners that shows fat is essential for flavor and performance and that counting calories, obsessing over protein, and restrictive dieting does more harm than good.” If you loved this book, you’ll also enjoy the follow up, Run Fast.

I loved reading the recipes, but 90% of them are way to foo-foo for my family of 7.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. David is a food and culture writer based in Los Angeles by way of New York City. My only complaint is that there needed to be more pictures of the food.

It doesn’t see much light anymore, but it’s also one cookbook that my wife isn’t allowed to donate or throw away. Dishes like Banana-Pecan Coffee Cake, Spicy Boudin and Poached Eggs, and Oyster Pot Pie will keep you wanting more every morning. Since this book only takes the reader from seasons 1 to 3, I understand why they came up with a follow-up book. Contemporary Romance Rewrites 'Pride and Prejudice' with an Astrological Twist.

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A great book for TV's (Bravo) "Top Chef" junkies, of which I am one.

Forget recipes, this is the kind of book you’ll read on the couch as you curl up with a cup of tea. Conversions, Charts   & Substitutions

Featuring 100 fabulous recipes from the first three seasons of the show, including dishes from the Elimination Rounds and the Quick-Fire Challenges, Top Chef: The Cookbook invites fans into the hottest kitchen on prime time.

   Advertising Add to Wishlist. Sure, it’s not exactly the perfect substitute for experiencing the culinary ecstasy of eating at these fine dining temples in-person, but it will give you insight into what makes these establishments so special while providing cooking skills and techniques from the top chefs in the game.

Run Fast. I really like the show Top Chef so I was a little skeptical about reading a book about it. They display astounding creativity and have, in most cases, been simplified enough to attempt them at home. This is the most frequently used book on my kitchen shelf. Then follow the instructions to create each recipe from scratch.

He won the James Beard Award as the best chef in New York when he was at Gramercy Tavern.

The food photography is drool-worthy, although many of the recipes include pictures not of the food but of the chefs preparing it - again, more useful for a die-hard fan than a casual one.

In my opinion, nothing compares to it. Today, home cooks are inspiring the world, and many are taking their culinary skills as seriously as the restaurateurs of the world. But it was still ok. )), recaps of each episode/season and behind the scenes info (like the layout of the kitchen, food essentials, etc).

There is no arguing that The Fat Duck is one of the most revered restaurants in the world and that Heston Blumenthal is a culinary genius. With Bravo's television content serving as a blueprint for the rhultiplatform business, Bravo Media's divisions are organic extensions, providing the network's highly-engaged fans with a menu of options to experience the network in a four-dimensional manner.

Granted, I will probably never make most of them, but I'd like to see them all the same.

I honestly do not think I would cook any of the recipes.

Granted all of the books are superlative, it’s this book that perfectly describes why Alain Ducasse is one of the world’s finest chefs. Choose from several recipes including pizza, spaghetti, and cupcakes to select your favorite one.

Both of these were quite good even if my finished products looked nothing at all like the pictures.

1 rated food show on cable television. There must be something that lends to the artistry of the food.

And an other book that I like and that I am learning a lot of useful and important little things from is Lauren Braun Costello’s ‘Notes on Cooking: A Short Guide to an Essential Craft’.

The production of this book is excellent. The Big Green Egg is a fantastic grill, but my Weber Kettle is the one I cook on the most.

 Cooking with Kids

Cook Fast.

From online apps and websites to book store shelves littered with cookbooks, there is no shortage of recipes available for the home cook and professional chef.  Inside My Skull

If you own a Big Green Egg, this book is full of recipes that are tailored exclusively to the grill.

Click here for a copy.

Holiday & Party Recipes Then follow the instructions to create each recipe from scratch. Granted the ingredients should speak for themselves and be the star of the show, but in the same way women wear makeup, it should accentuate their beauty rather than masking it.

Check out the international recipes from Top Chef: The Cookbook by Bravo Media, including Moroccan Cubanos; Ecuadorian Ceviche with Popcorn Cakes; and Hamachi Poke with Pineapple Poi and Taro Chips. $15.41.

As a fan of Bravo's Top Chef, I enjoyed reading the quick bios and episode descriptions. Handsomely packaged with a canvas cover inspired by the chef's jacket worn by each of the Top Chef contestants, this cookbook will have aspiring culinary contenders reliving classic show moments and relishing new recipes just in time to obsess over who's not in the kitchen in season 4.

While the book features his surefire versions of homey classics like onion soup and chocolate mousse, you’ll also be treated to a chapter devoted to organ meat with recipes for crispy pig’s feet and tripe.Buy Now, Header image by Chowhound, using photos from Amazon.


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