In nearly a year of readalike posts, we’ve found readalikes for adult fiction and nonfiction, YA fiction, memoir, politics, mystery, and short stories. Now, at last, we have our first cookbook: Deb Perelman’s Smitten Kitchen Every Day: triumphant and unfussy new favorites. If you’re one of the many waiting for a library copy, here are a few other books, blogs, and magazines to try in the meantime…
Revisit The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook (2012) or the Smitten Kitchen blog for more recipes, stories, and inspiration. Food blogs like Smitten Kitchen are one of the few places on the Internet where reading the comments on each post won’t send you into a downward spiral of despair; instead, you’ll find useful substitutions, clever shortcuts, and inspired additions. Thank you, Deb & the SK community!
For more food blogs, delve into Deb’s own extensive list of food sites, including…
- America’s Test Kitchen: the site has some free content and some behind a paywall, but you can access the two ATK magazines, Cook’s Country and Cook’s Illustrated, through the library, and we have most of the ATK cookbooks as well – too many to list here!
- Bon Appetit: The Bon Appetit magazine is also available in the library! Read the current print issue in the library, or check out one of the back issues to take home.
- Nom Nom Paleo, for those who are interested in the Paleo diet (there’s a good explanation of what that is here, in comic form, no less!). Cookbooks include Nom Nom Paleo: food for humans (2013) and Ready or Not!: 150+ make-ahead, make-over, and make-now recipes (2017).
- Clotilde Dusoulier is the creator of the French blog Chocolate & Zucchini, as well as the author of two cookbooks, Chocolate & Zucchini (2007) and The French Market Cookbook (2013).
- David Lebovitz’s blog and his many cookbooks, including My Paris Kitchen (2014), are essential if you have a sweet tooth, or if you plan on (or simply dream about) traveling to Paris.
- Bakearella, creator of cake pops (and the 2010 book Cake Pops), is perfect for those who like their treats to be cute as well as sweet.
In addition to all these blogs and books, check out cookbook recommendations from Robbins Library staff, collected by Rob this past summer: “Now You’re Cookin’!” Whether you’re new to the kitchen or have years of experience, whether you prefer to cook or bake, there’s something for everyone! Remember – if you can read, you can cook.
What’s your favorite cookbook or food blog?