Where to begin?
I like Rose’s cookbooks because they’re so dependable.
Lisa Yockelson’s Baking by Flavor must be my ‘most used’ book other than RLB’s collection. Not only are the recipes dependable, the techniques have helped me give some old family favorites a flavor boost without changing their essential character.
I like Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country magazines, generally speaking, but somehow I’m not that wowed by the cookbooks I have. The results are dependable, but I guess I like my food spicier than they do, LOL!
I like reading cookbooks, and have read quite a good many just for the fun of it.
I also like memoirs with recipes, most lately, The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken: A Search for Food and Family by Laura Schenone, My Grandmother’s Chinese Kitchen : 100 Family Recipes and Life Lessons by Eileen Yin Fei Lo.
I’ve also enjoyed Chinese Village Cookbook and Dim Sum (two titles) by Rhoda Yee.
My next cooking project involves ravioli, inspired by the Schenone book, and I’m going to try making some filled cookies, ravioli style for my Holiday cookie plates. Not sure on actual recipes yet.