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8 Cookbooks That Will Change the Way You Cook

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February 27, 2017 · 1.8k Views

Coming up with something different for dinner every night of the week can be exhausting. You have a variety of tastes to satisfy and trying something new can be a disaster. Have no fear as we’re here to help with the best cookbooks that will transform your dishes into masterpieces.

These cookbooks will literally will change the way that you cook and open your eyes to some new meals that everyone in your family can appreciate. From simple dinners to extravagate works of art, we have you covered and you won’t be serving the same boring standbys any longer.

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1. Eat Like a Gilmore: The Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls by Kristi Carlson

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If you love Gilmore Girls, you’ll love this cookbook as it gives you all the recipes that you see on the show. From Luke’s diner menu to Sookie’s creations, there is something for everyone. With 100 recipes, you’ll have 100 reasons to try out this cookbook that covers everything from appetizers to desserts and everything in between. Plus, there are fun facts about the show to go along with the dishes that every Gilmore Girls fan will appreciate.

Get it from Amazon, $15.13


2. The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook by Dinah Bucholz

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Who doesn’t want to cook like a wizard? This cookbook gives you the opportunity to live out your Harry Potter fantasy with some amazing treats that are taken right from the pages of the books. You’ll be able to feast on some delicious dishes that include the Treacle Tart which is Harry’s favorite dessert. There are 150 recipes that are easy to follow and make. This cookbook is sure to cast a spell over your family as they feast on the same fare as their favorite characters.

Get it from Amazon, $11.97


3. Appetites: A Cookbook by Anthony Bourdain

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If you love foods from around the world than this cookbook by world traveler Anthony Bourdain is perfect for you. You will get to taste the dishes he loved as he may his way around the world visiting unique locales through his TV show Parts Unknown. He has put together a sampling of some of the dishes he thinks everyone should know how to make and with this being a compilation of 40 years of his travels it there is sure to be something to please everyone. You’ll enjoy his side commentary and the recipes are as unique as Duck Rillettes to bar nuts.

Get it from Amazon, $22.50


4. Simple: The Easiest Cookbook in the World by Jean-Francois Mallet

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What could be simpler than a cookbook dedicated to no more than four steps and six ingredients or less? You will be able to literally throw a meal together in no time as this cookbook gives you the steps to preparing some creative dishes in no time flat. With recipes for dishes such as Thai-Basil Beef and Saffron Risotto you’ll be able to impress your entire family. They’ll think you slaved all day in the kitchen to turn out these great meals. Don’t worry your secret is safe with us.

Get it from Amazon, $13.29

5. Fifty Shades of Chicken by F.L. Fowler

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If you love chicken, you’ll love this seductive love story about the bird. With 50 recipes dedicated just to chicken you’ll finally have something different to try with poultry. From Vanilla Chicken to Holy-Hell Wings, you’ll turn up your taste buds and turn that bland bird into a real treat for the whole family. Written as a love story to chicken, you’ll find yourself falling in love with the lead character and making some positively delicious dishes in the process.

Get it from Barnes & Noble or Amazon, $12.04


6. Slow Cooking for Two by Mendocino Press

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It can be hard to cook just for two as you always seem to have leftovers for days. This cookbook pairs it down with recipes dedicated to meals for two using a slow cooker. These comfort foods will have you reminiscing to your mother’s home cooked meals and be just what you need after a busy day at work. There are 101 easy to follow recipes that take just minutes to prepare. Everything from pot pies to mac and cheese are covered, giving you the feeling of home with each dish.

Get it from Amazon, $7.82


7. The French Laundry Cookbook by Thomas Keller

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If you can’t make it to one of the best restaurants in the country, you can certainly try to cook like its chef. This cookbook takes you right to Napa Valley as you prepare some of the great dishes by Chef Keller, who has knack for making everything special. You’ll turn your kitchen in a gourmet restaurant as you turn out the same dishes that this famous restaurant serves. With 150 recipes that promise no shortcuts were taken, you’ll soon be creating your very own five star dishes in the comfort of your home.

Get it from Amazon, $27.99


8. The I Hate to Cook Book by Peg Bracken

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This is the perfect cookbook for those that have a love hate relationship with their kitchen. It will take you on a tour of creating meals that are simple and easy to turn out. Your family will love the Immediate Fudge Cake and Fat Man’s Shrimp as these are tried and true recipes that are sure to satisfy. This cookbook takes you through quick recipes that will create meals to remember without being a slave to the kitchen and may actually convert you into a chef after all.

Get it from Amazon, $16.32


Incorporating some or all of these cookbooks into your meal preparation can help you achieve best cook status with your family as you create dishes that they beg you to make again. Get creative and try something new. Your family will appreciate your efforts and be clamoring for your next creation.

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Dawn is a Milwaukee-based freelance writer that is a self-confessed shopaholic - always on the lookout for a great deal. She loves food, travel and binging on Netflix. She has a background in marketing and worked as editor-in-chief of a monthly magazine. Currently, she focuses her time on crafting copy that her followers love to read.