In a Cooking Rut? Check out These Cookbooks for Inspiration!

Feb 23

It’s easy to get stuck in a culinary rut when you’re cooking at home! I know it happens to me. However, by flicking through the pages of some of the best cookbooks around, you should find all the inspiration you need to mix things up in the kitchen. Here are four cook books that I have been exploring recently and loving what I have found!

marycooksMary Berry Cooks the Perfect

English food writer and TV presenter Mary Berry is nearing her eightieth birthday, but she shows no sign of slowing her efforts behind the stove. Her recent book Mary Berry Cooks the Perfect is a reflection of her immense knowledge and skill. It is crammed full of recipes (over 100 in total), including everything from feather-light cakes to meltingly moist and tender salmon. For each recipe, Mary shares her “key to perfection”.

comfort foodJamie’s Comfort Food

Another Brit– Jamie Oliver also has plenty of kitchen ideas to offer. The chef and campaigner’s newest cookery book is Jamie’s Comfort Food. England’s favorite meals are given indulgent twists in this selection that includes cheese toasties with cheddar crowns and mac and cheese with lobster. It’s a great source for if you want to get the family together and give them something really filling and delicious. (And it reminds me of my time studying abroad in London!)

ottoOttolenghi, The Cookbook

For fresh and healthy kitchen creations, it’s hard to beat the Israeli chef, writer and restaurant owner Yotam Ottolenghi. His zingy recipes are loved by people across the world, and in Ottolenghi, The Cookbook, you’ll find a wealth of fabulous flavor combos. This impressive tome contains 140 recipes covering everything from salads and roasted vegetable concoctions to meat and fish treats.

modern wayA Modern Way to Eat

If you’re after a solely vegetarian cookbook, A Modern Way to Eat by Anna Jones could be perfect (my best friend is a vegetarian, so I have to throw a book in for her– and one that I love too!). Anna honed her skills in the kitchen working with the likes of Jamie Oliver and she certainly knows her stuff when it comes to putting together sumptuous meals. A modern take on vegetarian eating, it introduces new and simple dishes including a tomato and coconut cassoulet and a pistachio and squash galette.

Of course, these are only four of the cookbooks now available (and ones I’m really excited about). There are many more fantastic resources to reach for too!

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Comments: 24

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) Feb 25 at 4:08 pm Reply

    Those sound like great cookbooks. My Paula Deen cookbooks are my go-to books!

  2. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle Feb 25 at 4:13 pm Reply

    These are great cookbooks! I love using cookbooks, because they always have interesting recipes I’ve never tried before.

  3. Amanda O. Feb 25 at 5:23 pm Reply

    I’ve never heard of these books. I’ve look to take a look at the Comfort Food book.

  4. Pam Feb 25 at 5:49 pm Reply

    I love Jamie Oliver. I would definitely check out his cookbook for some inspiration.

  5. Crystal Feb 25 at 5:54 pm Reply

    When my husband’s grandmother passed away, I acquired all of her cookbooks. Most of them were decades old, and it was really fun to go through them & find things that my family would actually eat. Who knew that recipes were indicative of their time? I think these books would be much more suited to our diets.

  6. Liz Mays Feb 25 at 6:38 pm Reply

    I love skimming through new cookbooks to find recipes I’ve never heard of. I’m sure I’d find some great recipes in these!

  7. Mary O'Malley Feb 25 at 7:08 pm Reply

    i love cookbooks! They are one of my favorite things to go through and take a look at when I go to the bookstore. Sometimes I find recipes that I want to make for all sorts of occasions. I thank you for these new ones to browse through!

  8. I am one of those pinch of this, pinch of that cooks and never use cookbooks for some weird reason, I guess maybe I should try one out someday! :)

  9. Theresa Feb 25 at 9:21 pm Reply

    I am a cookbook junkie! I am always adding to my collection, but they have to have great photos to go with the recipes.

  10. Melissa Feb 25 at 10:11 pm Reply

    I’m definitely in a cooking rut. I need to check these out.

  11. Estelle Erasmus Feb 26 at 2:44 am Reply

    I’m more of a baker than a cooker, but when I cook I usually go to all recipes or the food network online. I will have to check out these books, though.

  12. Tracey Feb 26 at 9:04 am Reply

    These are great cookbooks! I am so in a cooking rut so I needed this post!

  13. Debbie Denny Feb 26 at 10:29 am Reply

    I will have to look into these. I am somewhat of a cookbook – a- holic.

  14. Beth@FrugalFroggie Feb 26 at 11:03 am Reply

    My family is very bored with dinner. I need some new dinner inspiration.

  15. valerie g Feb 26 at 11:42 am Reply

    I love cookbooks!!! I will have to check these out more. they looks great!!!!

  16. Tess Feb 26 at 12:03 pm Reply

    Those sound like great recipe books. I’m always looking for a good one.

  17. Veronica Feb 26 at 4:33 pm Reply

    I like to collect books, but never actually use them for cooking. Lol. IDK why but I love books

  18. Christie Feb 26 at 5:41 pm Reply

    Thanks for the cookbook ideas! I definitely get into cooking ruts

  19. i love how a few pages of a cookbook will renew a passion for cooking. I often use the grocery store for inspiration too by picking up a new ingredient

  20. Amanda Feb 26 at 10:29 pm Reply

    These look awesome! I read cookbooks like novels. I love looking at the photos!

  21. Rosey Feb 26 at 10:57 pm Reply

    Thanks for the suggestions. I do like to go through cookbooks. There’s almost always something new to make that ends up being a big hit.

  22. April Decheine Feb 28 at 10:32 am Reply

    I adore Jamie Oliver! I also love cookbooks I can have on my kitchen counter. Good variety of books!

  23. Tonia Mar 01 at 6:24 pm Reply

    I love a good cookbook. I get great ideas from some of my favorite ones and magazines too.

  24. I love cookbooks but I don’t own any of this. I will definitely be checking some of these out.

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