Personal reflections on cookbooks (old and new) and other books (and podcasts) on food, cooking and culinary history that have inspired me. Archived is The Cookbook Guru, a former blogging cookbook club, all about testing recipes and evaluating cookbooks. Click here for my participation in The Cookbook Guru.
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Alford, Jeffery & Duguid, Naomi
📚 Beyond the Great Wall: recipes and travels in the other China. Artisan, New York: 2008
📚 The Land Where Lemons Grow: The Story of Italy and its Citrus Fruits The Countryman Press: Woodstock, VT 2014
Bateson, Dusha & Janeway, Weslie
📚 Mrs Charles Darwin’s Recipe Book Glitterati Incorporated: New York 2008
BBC Radio 4: The Food Programme
Chataway, Mrs N.
📚 The Bulawayo Cookery Book and Household Guide. Philpott and Collins: Bulawayo 1909; reprint Jeppestown Press: London 2006
📚 Cook, Eat, Smile. Saltyard Books, London: 2011
📚 Fasting and Feasting: The Life of Visionary Food Writer Patience Gray. White River Junction, Vermont, Chelsea Green Publishing: 2017
📚 Honey From A Weed: Fasting and Feasting in Tuscany, Catalonia, the Cyclades and Apulia. North Point Press, San Francisco: 1990
📚 Biography of Gray: see Federman, Adam Fasting and Feasting (listed above).
📚 Crazy Water Pickled Lemons. Octopus Publishing, London: 2002
📚 Roast Figs Sugar Snow. Octopus Publishing, London: 2005
📚 When French Women Cook: A Gastronomic Memoir. 10 Speed Press, Berkeley: 1976
📚 Twelve: A Tuscan Cookbook. Murdoch Books, London: 2003
📚 The Mediterranean Pantry. Artisan, New York: 1994
Lanza, Anna Tasca
📚 The Heart of Sicily: Recipes and Reminiscences of Regaleali, A Country Estate. Clarkson Potter, New York: 1993
📚 The Creamery Kitchen: Discover the age-old tradition of making fresh butters, yoghurts, creams and soft cheeses. Rayland Peters & Small, London 2014
Loomis, Susan Herrmann
📚 French Farmhouse Cookbook. Workman Press, New York 1996
📚 Oranges Daunt Books: London 1995
📚 Rhubarbaria: recipes for rhubarb. Prospect Books, Devon: 2009
📚 A Tuscan Year: life and food in an Italian valley. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London: 1984
Simeti, Mary Taylor
📚 Pomp and Sustenance: Twenty-Five Centuries of Sicilian Food. Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1989
Thelin, Emily Kaiser
📚 Unforgettable: The Bold Flavours of Paula Wolfert’s Renegade Life. Crowdfunded, printed by M & P Berkley: 2017
📚 Bistro Cooking. Workman Publishing, New York: 1989
📚 Biography of Wolfert: see Thelin, Emily Kaiser Unforgettable (listed above).