The truth is that I rarely use cookbooks today. Sometimes I need a reference check or some inspiration, but I generally have a handle on what I’m cooking. So, when people ask me what cookbooks I love, I’m sometimes stumped to come up with an answer.
I have several hundred cookbooks that span hundreds of years. I even have a reproduction of the oldest cookbook known to exist: De Re Coquinaria (Cooking Matters), written by a man named Apicius in the first century AD, from which I’ve planned out one dinner party. Writing this has whet my appetite for another, but I digress.
People have asked me for my cookbook recommendations and I’ve come up empty. Instead of relaying what my favorite cookbooks are, allow me to introduce the seven that are in my kitchen today. I don’t know if these are all the absolute best cookbooks, they are simply the ones I seem to use the most!