Must haves for every kitchen. Doesn't matter if you're a beginner or pro-tier.
McGee, On Food and Cooking
Field, The Italian Baker
von Bremzen, Please to the Table: The Russian Cookbook
Anderson, The American Century Cookbook: The Most Popular Recipes of the 20th Century
The Tassajara Bread Book
The only bread baking book you'll ever need.
This is the Holy Bible of Puerto Rican cooking.
Alternatively, you could just use Knorr® brand Stock Pots™
this whole series is actually pretty good for the regions it covers
Has anybody read "How to Cook Everything" by Bittman? Would anyone recommend it over Joy of Cooking?
Also I've been reading Joe Yonan's "Cooking for One" and I've been enjoying it. I might buy it and use it since I am living alone.
My biggest issue right now is menu planning for the week and building a pantry. Any books or ideas on how to go about it?
>McGee, On Food and Cooking
A thousand times this.
>needing a stove to cook
If you want to learn how to cook like a professionally trained chef, this is the book you start with.
This one's pretty pleb-tier, but I do like the cookie and candy recipes in it. They're really basic but give some good basic recipes to reference and adjust to your own personal tastes. Make sure to get the old version though, they have an updated version which got changed.
Holy fuck my mom had one of these when I when I was a kid!
A cook transcends himself and becomes food into artist.
When you wanna go whole hog into Italian cooking.
Worth getting if you already have pic related?
Fuchsia Dunlop's books on Chinese cuisine are pretty good
It includes instructions for field dressing and butchering various game--deer, boar, turkey, goose, rabbit, squirrel, and some fishes--as well as some meet narratives of the author hunting said game.
Looks interesting but...
>Foreword by Andrew Zimmern