The Book Shelf

Like most foodies, I have been collecting cookbooks for as long as I can remember!  By now, many of them have gone by the wayside, but the most extraordinary ones are still on my shelf, grease-stained, dog-eared and well-loved. Some are brand spanking new – hot off the press and wowing me with every recipe that I cook from them. But they all contribute to the flow of tantalizing dishes that my friends and family experience as I explore the genius of each of the chefs and creators of these books.  I really wanted to include a list of them on this blog because they are such and important part of me as a cook and hostess. So many memories have been created through the recipes that reside within the pages of these books.

Many of these books are my own and many have come home often for a visit from my school or public library (Yeahhh libraries!!), others I have borrowed from friends.  I hope you enjoy this list.  As time permits, I will annotate it so you can better decide which ones you may wish to try or include in your personal collection.  Feel free to let me know what you think of the books or if you have any recommendations.

Adams, Shelley.  Whitewater Cooks at Home

Adams, Shelley.  Whitewater Cooks with Friends

Adams, Shelley.  Whitewater Cooks with Passion

Alford, Jeffrey and Naomi Duguid.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet

Alsterberg, Audrey and Wanda Urbanowicz.  Rebar: Modern Food Cookbook

Barnaby, Karen.  The Girls Who Dish!

Barnaby, Karen.  The Girls Who Dish! :  Seconds Anyone?

Bernard, Françoise.  La Cuisine:  Everyday French Home Cooking

Boulud, Daniel and Melissa Clark.  Braise: A Journey Through International


Brimacombe, Karen.  The Best of Bridge:  Royal Treats for Entertaining

Clements, Diane.  Chef on the Run

De Havilland, Alaina.  Pacific Palate:  Cuisines of the Sun

Dhalwala, Meeru and Vikram Vij.  Vij’s at Home:  Relax Honey

Dragonwagon, Crescent.  Bean by Bean:  a Cookbook

Fairchild, Barbara:  The Bon Appétit Cookbook

Finlayson, Judith.  The 150 Best Slow Cooker Recipes

Garrett, John.  Horizons:  The Cookbook

Goldstein, Joyce.  The Mediterranean Kitchen

Goldstein, Sid.  The Wine Lover’s Cookbook:  Great Recipes for the Perfect Glass of Wine

Goodman, Myra.  The Earth-Bound Cook: 250 Recipes for Delicious Food and a Healthy Planet

Green, Patricia and Carolyn Hemming.  Quinoa 365:  The Everyday Superfood

Green, Patricia and Carolyn Hemming.  Quinoa Revolution: Over 150 Healthy, Great-Tasting Recipes Under 500 Calories

Hartman, Geraldine.  The Groovy Green Kitchen: Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker

Hay, Donna.  The New Cook

Howard, Margaret.  All Fired Up:  Outdoor and Indoor Grilling

Hyam, Nathan.  Salad Dressing 101:  Dressings for all Occasions

Jamal, Krishna.  HeartSmart Flavours of India

Katzen, Mollie.  Still Life with Menu

Katzen, Mollie.  Vegetable Heaven

Kotsopoulos, Peggy.  Must Have Been Something I Ate

Lindsay, Anne.  Lighthearted Everday Cooking

Mayhew, Debra (editor).  The Soup Bible

Maynard, Moya.  Exotic Cookery

Miller, Mark and Stephan Pyles, and John Sedlar.  Tamales

Moosewood Collective.  Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant

Morgan, Jinx and Jefferson Morgan.  The Sugar Mill Caribbean Cookbook:  Casual and Elegant Recipes Inspired by the Islands

Morris, Sallie and Lesley Mackley.  Choosing and Using Spices

Ornish, Dean.  Eat More, Weigh Less

Ottolenghi, Yotam.  Jerusalem

Ottolenghi, Yotam.  Plenty

Ottolenghi, Yotam.  Plenty More

Petusevsky, Steve.  The Whole Foods Market Cookbook:  a Guide to Natural Foods with 350 Recipes

Poladitmontri, Rut and Judy Lew.  Thai Cuisine:  Lemongrass Cookbook

Reisman, Rose.  Secrets for Permanent Weight Loss

Schlesinger, Chris and John Willoughby:  The Thrill of the Grill

Seed, Diane.  Favorite Indian Food

Slater, Lisa.  Brownie Points

Steinberg, Rafael.  Pacific and Southeast Asian Cooking

Stern, Bonnie.  Simply HeartSmart Cooking

Stern, Bonnie.  More HeartSmart Cooking

Townsin, Troy and Cheryl-Lynn Townsin.  Cooking with BC Wine

Vaughan-Johnston, Sally.  Fan Fare! :  Best of Bridge Cookbook

Walden, Hilaire.  Sensational Preserves

Waverman, Lucy and Beppi Crosariol.  The Flavour Principle

13 Responses to “The Book Shelf”

    • chefjulianna

      I know, I could spend hours just pouring through cookbooks too and collecting them becomes a wee bit addictive. Good thing my friends and family know my weakness, because many of them on my list came as gifts! 🙂


    I just checked out your cookbook collection and it is amazing the different ones we all have. I too have been collecting them a long time and should put a list on my blog. I have donated many in the past as how many books can you have. Cookbooks and gardening take up a lot of space in my library. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • chefjulianna

      Yes, I think you should put up a list of yours too! I love nothing more than going to friends’ homes and perusing their cookbook shelf, so this could be the virtual version 🙂 Let me know when you set it up so I can visit 🙂

  2. travelingflaneuse

    Hi Julianna! I noticed you didn’t have anything by David Lebovitz! To be honest, I haven’t made anything from his physical cookbook yet, but I would definitely recommend visiting his blog (if only for the mouth watering pictures from his kitchen in Paris).

    I’m excited to browse through your list! Thanks for sharing 🙂 -Aya


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