Library Cookbooks

Guess what is in my library bag again, cookbooks of course. The problem is that I check out to many cookbooks and I don’t get them looked through before they have to go back. I need to control myself better in the cookbook section of the library.

I have not had a lot of time to go through all of these, but here is a brief review of them.

Rachael Ray Big Orange Book- This is a combination of some of her other books and recipes. If you like Rachael Ray you will probably like this. It is basically a best of book.

Lost Recipes by Marion Cunningham- This book is full of good old fashioned recipes. I am copying several of them down that you will be probably be seeing soon.

Ratio-I love this book and find it very interesting. It is all about the science and ratios behind food and recipes. I hope to do a whole post on this book.

Essential Guide to Growing and Cooking with Herbs – I have not had time to look through this, but it looks interesting.

Cooking Know-How – Again I have not had a chance to look through it much.

Foods That Say Welcome -Simply, home style type recipes, good for entertaining.

The Flavor Bible – This is a great book for the experienced cook. It is not recipes, but full of information on what flavors go with what. A very useful book for the serious cook.

Fix It and Forget It Big Cookbook – I love the Fix It and Forget It books. I have used them a lot and I hope to do a whole post reviewing these books soon.

So, those are the cookbooks that I have been reading. Have you been reading any interesting cookbooks lately? I would love to hear if you have.

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. I love my Alton Brown books: I'm Just Here for the Food and I'm Just Here for More Food. They are fascinating to read and not like any other cookbooks I own! Very educational!!

  2. Ashley @ The Happy Little Home says:

    Oooh they all look good! I think the herb one would be interesting. I finally planted mine!

  3. momlovesbeingathome says:

    I love cookbooks too! I especially love the ones that have pictures of the prepared meal so you can see what it's supposed to look like. :) One of my favorite things to get recipes and ideas from is actually not a cookbook but a magazine. Kraft has a magazine that they send out for free and it's always full of yummy meals and simple ideas. Good stuff!! :)

  4. I did a post about a week ago on food books I've been reading. They're not cookbooks, exactly, but two of them do contain recipes. I love reading about food! And I'm with you, the library is a terrific place to load up on a bunch. I checked out a stack yesterday; one that looks really good is some of the best articles from 60 years of Gourmet magazine. It's edited by Ruth Reichl. I've just read a little bit so far, but I like it. Thanks for sharing your stack. Can't wait to hear more when you're further into them . . .

  5. Kristin says:

    For some odd reason, I love to read cook books. My latest is Ina Garten's "Back to Basics".

  6. reclaiming dinner says:

    Hi, I'm Shelby and I'm addicted to cookbooks. whew, that feels good. I'm really not kidding. My library stack looks very similar to yours…and I think I'll blog about it too. he he. My fav this week is Southern Living 40 years of our Best Recipes.

  7. Okay, I'm inspired to check out some cookbooks on my next visit to the library! I haven't done that in awhile and could use some inspiration for some new meals!

  8. Absolutely love reading cookbooks at the library and recipes to peruse and try!! 😀 I've already seen a few on your list I'm going to have to find. 😀

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