Dabbling Inspirations

I am first and foremost a lover of books.  Paper & ink.  Pages that I can scribble notes on (and I do).  A book worm. 

Here is a peek inside my unruly, uncontainable collection of cookbooks.  Be afraid.  Be inspired - you choose!  I am sure this list will continue to grow - because there is usually at least one cookbook are on pre-order...  I need help, don't I?

The A.O.C. Cookbook - Suzanne Goin; Caroline Styne
The Art of Braising - Molly Stevens
The Art of Fermentation - Sandoor Katz
The Art of Handmade Bread - Dan Lepard
The Art of Roasting - Molly Stevens
Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day - Hertzberg/ Francois
Artisan Pizza & Flatbread in 5 Minutes a Day - Hertzberg/ Francois
Artisan Vegan Cheese - Miyoko Schinner
Around My French Table - Dorie Greenspan
Authentic Mexican - Rick Bayless
Bake It Like You Mean It - Gesine Bullock-Prado
Bakeless Sweets - Faith Durand
Baking Bread: Old and New Traditions - Beth Hensperger
Baking by Hand - Andy & Jackie King
Baking: From My Home to Yours - Dorie Greenspan
Baking with Julia - Dorie Greenspan
Beatrice Ojakngas' Great Holiday Baking Book - Beatrice Ojakangas
Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving - Kingry/ Devine
Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads - Bernard Clayton
The Best Recipes in the World - Mark Bittman
Betty Goes Vegan - Annie & Dan Shannon
The Bon Appetit Cookbook - Barbara Fairchild
Bon Appetit Desserts - Barbara Fairchild
The Bon Appetit Fast, Easy, Fresh Cookbook - Barbara Fairchild
The Border Cookbook - Cheryl Alters Jamison & Bill Jamison
The Bread Bible - Beth Hensperger
Bread for all Seasons - Beth Hensperger
Breads of the Southwest - Beth Hensperger
Bundt Cookbook: Over 200 Ways to Use Your Bundt Pan - Nordic Ware
Can It, Bottle It Smoke It - Karen Solomon
Charcuterie - Ruhlman & Polcyn
Chewy, Gooey, Crispy, Crunchy - Alice Medrich
Chocolate & Zucchini - Clotilde Dusoulier
Clean Food - Terry Walters
Clean Start - Terry Walters
Cooking Slow - Andrew  Schloss
The Cracker Book - Lee E. Cart
The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook - Tom Douglas
Desserts from the Famous Loveless Café - Alisa Huntsman
Dirt Candy - Amanda Cohen & Ryan Dunlavaey
DIY Cocktails - Marcia Simmons & Jonas Halpren
The Elements of Cooking - Michael Ruhlman
Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking - Marcella Hazan
Essential Pepin - Jacques Pepin
Flavors - Donna Hay
The Flavor Bible - Karen Page & Andrew Dornenburg
Flour - Joanne Change
The Food Matters Cookbook - Mark Bittman
The French Kitchen Cookbook - Patricia Wells
The Fresh 20 - Melissa Lanz
Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker - Robin Robertson
The General Foods Kitchen Cookbook (1959) - Women of General Foods Kitchens
The Glorious Pasta of Italy - Domenica Marchetti
The Glorious Vegetables of Italy - Domenica Marchetti
Go Dairy Free! - Alisa Marie Fleming
Good to the Grain - Kim Boyce
The Gourmet Cookbook - edited by Ruth Reichl
Gourmet Today - edited by Ruth Reichl
The Great Scandinavian Baking Book - Beatrice Ojakangas
Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day - Hertzberg/ Francois
The Heart of the Plate - Molly Katzen
Herbs & Spices - Jill Norman
Home Made - Yvette VonBoven
Home Made: Summer - Yvette VonBoven
Home Made: Winter - Yvette VonBoven
Home Made with Love - Jennifer Perillo
How to Cook Everything - Mark Bittman
How to Cook Everything Vegetarian - Mark Bittman
How to Cook Indian - Sanjeev Kapoor
The Ice Cream Bible - Marilyn & Tanya Linton
Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It - Karen Solomon
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home - Jeni Britton Bauer
Jerusalem - Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi
The Joy of Jams, Jellies & Other Sweet Preserves - Linda Ziedrich
Joy the Baker Cookbook - Joy Wilson
The King Arthur Flour 200th Anniversary Cookbook - King Arthur Flour Cookbooks
The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion - King Arthur Flour Cookbooks
The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion - King Arthur Flour Cookbooks
King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking - King Arthur Flour Cookbooks
La Cucina di Lidia - Lidia Bastianich
La Tartine Gourmande - Beatrice Peltre
Lidia's Family Table - Lidia Bastianich
Lidia's Italian Table - Lidia Bastianich
Macrina Bakery Café & Cookbook - Leslie Mackie
Mad Hungry Cravings - Lucinda Scala Quinn
Mad Hungry: Feeding Men & Boys - Lucinda Scala Quinn
Making Artisan Pasta - Aliza Green
Making Wines, Liquers & Cordials - Beshlie Grimes
Malouf: New Middle Eastern Foods - Greg Malouf, Lucy Malouf
Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook - Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart's Cakes - Martha Stewart
The Martha Stewart Cookbook - Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart's Cooking School - Martha Stewart
Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vols 1 &2 - Julia Child & Friends
Mastering Fermentation - Mary Karlin
The Meat-Free Monday Cookbook - Annie Rigs
Modern Classics - Donna Hay
Modern Sauces - Martha Holmberg
Momofuku Milk Bar - Christina Tosi
Moosewood Restaurant: New Classics - The Moosewood Collective
More from Macrina - Leslie Mackie
More with Less Cookbook - Doris Janzen Longacre
My Bread - Jim Lahey
My Little French Kitchen - Rachel Khoo
My Pizza - Jim Lahey
The New Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day - Hertzberg/ Francois
A New Way to Cook - Sally Schneider
Nom Nom Paleo - Michelle Tam
Ottolenghi - Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi
Pancakes: From Morning to Midnight - Dorie Greenspan
Passion & Palate - John Howie
Pasta Modern - Francine Segan
The Pasta Machine Cookbook - Donna Rathmell German
The Perfect Scoop - David Lebovitz
Pie It Forward - Gesine Bullock-Prado
The Pleasure of Whole Grain Breads - Beth Hensperger
Plenty - Yotam Ottolenghi
Quick Fix Vegan - Robin Robertson
Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood - Patricia Green & Carolyn Hemming
Ratio - Michael Ruhlman
Ready for Dessert - David Lebovitz
Roots - Diane Morgan
Rose's Heavenly Cakes - Rose Levy Beranbaum
Ruhlman's Twenty - Michael Ruhlman
Saha: A Chef's Journey through Lebanon and Syria - Greg & Lucy Malouf
Salad as a Meal - Patricia Wells
Saraban: A Chef's Journey through Persia - Greg  & Lucy Malouf
Sauces - James Petersen
Sauces & Shapes, Pasta the Italian Way - Oretta Zanini de Vita; Maureen B Fant
The Science of Good Cooking - Cook's Illustrated
Short & Sweet - Dan Lepard
Sky High - Alicia Huntsman & Peter Wynne
Small Plates & Sweet Treats - Aran Goyoaga
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook - Deb Perelman
The Soul of a New Cuisine - Marcus Samuelsson
The Soup and Bread Cookbook - Beatrice Ojakangas
The Sprouted Kitchen - Sara & Hugh Forte
Stir - Barbara Lynch
Sunday Suppers at Lucques - Suzanne Goin
Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant - Moosewood Collective
Super Natural Cooking - Heidi Swanson
Super Natural Every Day - Heidi Swanson
Sweet - Valerie Gordon
Trattoria Grappolo - Leonardo Curti , James Fraioli
A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking - Marcy Goldman
Turquoise: A Chef's Travels in Turkey - Greg & Lucy Malouf
Vancouver Cooks 2 - Chef's Table Society
Vegan Food Gifts - Joni Marie Newman
Vegan Holiday Kitchen - Nava Atlas
Veganomicon - Moskowitz; Romero
Vegetable Harvest - Patricia Wells
Vegetable Literacy - Deborah Madison
Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone - Deborah Madison
Vegetarian Everyday - David Frenkiel & Luise Vindahl
Vintage Cakes - Julie Richardson
Waffles: From Morning to Midnight - Dorie Greenspan
What to Eat with What You Drink - Andrew Dornenburg; Karen Page
Whole Grains for a New Generation - Lianna Krissoff
Wintersweet - Tammy Donroe Inman
The Zuni Café Cookbook - Judy Rodgers

In the interest of disclosure, I am going to admit to a couple of books that have been on my shelf for about ten or so years...  Believe it or not, they are well-worn and have seen a lot of use.  Long before RR was driving the masses crazy on Food TV or gained the attention of OW, she did spot segments on a local Capital Region (Albany, NY) TV station in the late 90's.  Her first couple of books - 30 Minute Meals & Open House Cookbook could be found on the shelves of a local grocer who promoted the segment and not really any place else...  Her earliest books are no-fluff, practical kitchen guides. These are the cookbooks that pushed me past the world of Hamburger Helper and frozen fish sticks.  They helped guide me through my first attempts at "real" cooking and gain the confidence to try bigger and better things.  So laugh if you must...but here they are.

30 Minute Meals - Rachael Ray
Rachael Ray 30 Minute Meals 2
Rachael Ray's Open House Cookbook