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My Bookshelf

So I have all these cookbooks, so I thought you might be interested in finding out what they are and if I’ve ever cooked from them! If I have cooked from the book in question and blogged about it, there will be the name of a recipe and it will be linked to the corresponding blog post (I’ll link where possible) Listed by Author

There’s also some links to Book Depository (free shipping & usually much cheaper than here in Aus!) in case you want to purchase the books. In the interests of full disclosure I may one day earn a small commission from these links!

I also collect multiple food and cooking magazines….

A

Ferran Adrià A Day at elBulli
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Stephanie Alexander The Cook’s Companion – Rhubarb & cinnamon Cake
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Australian Good Taste

Australian Gourmet Traveller

Australian Good Food

 

B

Maggie Beer Maggie’s Harvest
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Maggie Beer  Maggie’s Kitchen
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Simone Beck, Louisette Bertholle, Julia Child Mastering the Art of French Cooking Vol 1
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Shannon Bennett My French Vue: Bistro Cooking at Home
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Gay Bilson Plenty: Digressions on Food

Gay Bilson On Digestion

 

C

Frank Camorra & Richard Cornish Movida Rustica
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Krystina Castella Crazy About Cupcakes
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David Chang Momofuku
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Michelle Cranston Marie Claire Food + Drink
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Bunny Crumpacker The Sex Life of Food
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Cool Food
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Coco: 10 World leading Masters choose 100 Contemporary chefs
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Crown Street Cooks: Food from the Heart of Surry Hills

 

D

Serge Dansereau The Bathers’ Pavilion Cafe Cookbook
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Serge Dansereau The Bathers’ Pavilion Menus and Recipes
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Delicious Let’s Entertain

Fiona Dunlop Medina Kitchen

Jill Dupleix Lighten Up
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Clotilde Dusoulier Chocolate & ZucchiniBiscuits Très Chocolate
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Delicious

 

E

Kathryn Elliott & Lucinda Dodds An Honest KitchenChicken Schnitzel & Autumn Salad

Matthew Evans Kitchen Basics
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Matthew Evans  Weekend Cook
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Matthew Evans Never order Chicken on a Monday
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Matthew Evans The Real Food Companion
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F

Margaret Fulton‘s  Encyclopedia of Food & Cookery

 

G

Quay: Food Inspired By Nature Peter Gilmore
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Good Living Spring

Bill Granger Holiday
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Gael Greene Insatiable: Tales from a life of Delicious Excess
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H

Donna Hay The Instant Cook

Donna Hay Magazine

Donna Hay  No Time to Cook – Grilled Tofu with Chilli Dressing
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Marcella Hazan Marcella’s Italian Kitchen
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Home Economics Institute of Australia (NSW Div.) The Commonsense Cookery Book
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Hot Food
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Nhut Huynh Little VietnamBeef stew with carrots & Paprika
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I

Jared Ingersoll  Danks St DepotPanzanella Salad
Jared Ingersoll  Sharing Plates

 

J

Belinda Jeffery  Mix and Bake
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K

Alex Kapranos  Sound Bites
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Tom Kime   Street Food

L

Larousse Gastronomique
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Nigella Lawson Nigella Express
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Nigella Lawson How To Eat – Macaroni Cheese
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Nigella Lawson – Kitchen:Recipes from the Heart of The Home
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David Lebovitz Ready for Dessert – Biscotti
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Valli Little  5 Nights a WeekHarissa Fish with Fattoush
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Valli Little  5 of the Best
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Giorgio Locatelli Made in Italy Food and StoriesRagù alla Bolognese
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M

Greg & Lucy Malouf Moorish – Lamb baked with Orzo, tomatoes and lemon
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Anneka Manning Good Food

Harold McGee On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen
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Guy Mirabella Eat Ate
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Matt Moran Matt Moran
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Lynne Mullins Produce

 

N

Pauline Nguyen Secrets of the Red Lantern
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O

Jamie Oliver Cook with Jamie
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Jamie Oliver  Happy Days with the Naked Chef – My Favourite Curry Sauce with Fish
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Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi Ottolenghi: The CookbookRoast Eggplant with Saffron Yoghurt
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Yotam Ottolenghi Plenty
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P

Neil Perry Good Food – Beef Rendang
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Neil Perry Balance & Harmony
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Jessica Porter  The Hip Chick’s Guide to Macrobiotics
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Michael Pollan In Defence of Food
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Julie Powell Julie & Julia: My year of cooking dangerously
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Q


R

Ruth Reichl The Gourmet Cookbook
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Claudia Roden A New book of Middle Eastern Food
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Colette Rossant Apricots on the Nile
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Colette Rossant Madeleines in Manhattan
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Michael Ruhlman Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday cooking
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S

Steve Seabury Mosh Potatoes
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Amy Sedaris I like You: Hospitality Under The Influence
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Mary Taylor-Simeti Sicilian Food: Recipes from Italy’s Abundant Isle
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Delia Smith How to Cheat at Cooking
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Rosemary Stanton  Healthy Eating for Australian Families

Jane & Jeremy Strode Two’s Cooking

Heidi Swanson Super Natural Every Day
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T

David Thompson  Thai Street Food
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W

Tetsuya Wakuda Tetsuya
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Alice Waters Chez Panisse Pasta Pizza & Calzone

Neale Whitaker  The Accidental Foodie
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Marco Pierre White White Heat
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The Women’s Weekly  Cook

7 Responses leave one →
  1. lachlan permalink
    July 29, 2009

    Reem,
    Love you stuff on the tapas restaurant. You should also look at Fuchsia Dunlop’s stuff on Sichuan food, very good and mouth watering. Good story too about travel in China. See you round. Lachlan

  2. August 20, 2009

    Hi,

    Just wanted to let you know that the staff at Bei Amici think you have a great blog site.

    We have a restaurant at Darling Point, we often wonder what you would think of it!

    We are always at Kings Cross Markets on a saturday – Felix buys a lot of our vegies from the stall holders – if feels really good to bring big boxes of Caverlo Nero into the restaurant – I swear those leafs are the best !

    We are having a Spring in Ticino Dinner on the 20th of September.
    On long table and big platters of food come out and we all eat and drink – it is hosted by Manuela Darling Gansser – you will see her cook books around – have a look they are just beautiful.

    Also Otto Dal Zotto – from Dal Zotto will be hosting a dinner on the 25th of October

    Better get back to MYOB – thanks for the diversion

    Leigh

  3. October 16, 2009

    Hey Reem – whats your fave book from the list? I like that Little Vietnam book. IF you are looking for another book to add to the list I like Nigel Slater’s The Kitchen Diaries :)

  4. October 18, 2009

    @Rob my fave book is probably Claudia Roden’s A New Book of Middle Eastern Food, as the way it’s written is so beautiful and so full of love, history and place and all that is evocative about food and home.

  5. January 3, 2010

    Hi Reem
    Great list, I will check many of these books out as I would like to learn more and cook more at home (like your recent “time’s are a changin’ ” post)

    My favourite book is Claudia Roden’s The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey from Samarkand to New York
    http://www.amazon.com/Book-Jewish-Food-Odyssey-Samarkand/dp/0394532589

    Same reasons, love, history, context: so much more than recipes its fantastic.

    Glad to have seen your tweet, and found your list of cookbooks.

    Cheers
    Tony

  6. January 13, 2010

    Love the cookbook challenge and your extensive list of cookbooks Reem.

    You should also add Stephanie Alexanders Kitchen Garden Companion to the collection – a foodie essential!

    Cheers x

    Becky @ http://www.dadinnerblog.wordpress.com and
    Chaz @ http://butchershook.net/

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