the cook(book)ing school: authentic indian


Indian Home Cooking by Suvir Saran

This is a great book. I’ve recently become interested in Indian cooking and this is a great intro cookbook. I will definitely add this to my collection and I think I definitely need to get my spice game together if I plan to do authentic Indian cooking.


the cook(book)ing school: a supermarket cookbook primer


The Whole Foods Market Cookbook by Steve Petusevsky

I think it was a great concept for the Whole Foods Market to create it’s own cookbook. It makes going into the store less overwhelming and the recipes give you a goal to strive for in your quest to pursue a better eating lifestyle using healthier ingredients.  The only downfall of this book is that there are too many words. I need pictures of the food.  Otherwise, as I move towards shopping more at supermarkets like Whole Foods, I hope to add this cookbook to my bookshelf soon.


the cook(book)ing school: one dish – one meal – all vegetarian

One Dish Vegetarian by Maria Robbins

I love one-dish meals, the more you can plop everything into one pot, the better, to me.  This cookbook is unique because it’s all about vegetarians. As a meat eater, I do enjoy the occassional vegetarian mean every so often, so I would definitely make some of these recipes.  The only downfall to this cookbook is the lack of colorful photos (too many words).

the cook(book)ing school: middle eastern basics – a great cookbook full of color!


My Cooking Class: Middle Easter Basics by Marianne Magnia-Moreno

OMG! The “My Cooking Class” line of books are the most awesome cookbooks ever. Anyone who has ever read one of my cookbook reviews knows how much I love the photo layout of the books, and this has to be the best yet! What I love the most about Middle Eastern Basics is the aerial photography that shows the reader all of the ingredients from an overhead well lit display, and it provides a fantastic step by step set of recipes that makes cooking fun. It’s almost like reading a child’s picture book!  I certainly recommend this along with any of the other “My Cooking Class” cookbooks to anyone who’s interested in learning about cooking the right way. I will definitely be adding this cookbook to my bookshelf.