Cooking Books

Books Worth Buying, Old and New

I have an extensive cooking book collection ranging from the beloved Mrs Beeton through to her modern über- goddess equivalent, Nigella Lawson.  I can't imagine anyone needs encouragement to buy a Nigella book, so I have included here a list of books that have influenced my cooking, kitchen garden and home.

Tools for Cooks by Christine McFadden

Food in History by Reay Tannahill

The Australian and New Zealand Complete Book of Cookery by Anne E. Marshall

The Complete Margaret Fulton Cookbook by Margaret Fulton

Maggies Harvest by Maggie Beer

Maggies Kitchen by Maggie Beer

Home Pickling by Henry Sarson

Domestic Cookery Made Easy by Hannah Glasse

Mrs Isabella Beeton (all publications)

English Bread and Yeast Cookery by Elizabeth David

The Big Book of Gardening (Illustrated) by Charles Boff

Supercook's Cookbook

harvest  by Meredith Kirton

A Dictionary of Gastronomy by Andre L. Simon and Robin Howe

English Recipes by Sheila Hutchins

Borsch, Vodka and Tears by Benny Roff