I love a good cookbook. But, I’m very picky about what I put on my shelf. Like I mentioned in my recent post about my favorite perfumes, I like to stick to my essentials.
When it comes to food, I tend to lean towards balanced, healthier recipes, with of course the occasional (well, more than occasional) baked good or dessert. The cookbooks I have listed below are for the avid chef who loves to cook great food using more simple, straightforward recipes.
I discovered Tieghan’s recipes when quarantine started here in California and turn to her culinary wisdom for almost everything! The HBH collection has an assortment of gorgeous and delicious foods that can be created in just a short amount of time. You can find her other HBH book: Super Simple.
I highly recommend checking out the research behind Blue Zones. This cookbook builds off of it by gathering the scientifically healthiest foods in the world and compiling them into delicious recipes. Just a disclaimer: some of the ingredients may be a little harder to find, but that’s what this book is about!