The Flavor Bible— This has got to be my favorite cookbook and it even isn’t a cookbook. Yes I know that doesn’t make sense but trust me on this. The Flavor Bible allows you step up your home cooking game. You pick an ingredient and then look in the Flavor Bible to see what pairs with the ingredient. This really is a must have for home inspired chefs.
Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking— This is the only Italian cookbook I have in my home. I mean why bother when, in my opinion, this is the best option. With this cookbook Marcella Hazan has brought Italian cuisine to the masses.
Mastering the Art of French Cooking— This is a must have in any kitchen and I think everyone has heard of Julia Child and seen that one movie or something. Anyways, this book will give you an amazing insight into French cooking or at the very least give you the basics for the “mother sauces”.
Good Eats: Volume 1, The Early Years— So anyone who knows me knows Alton Brown is the man. I love Good Eats and watch those episodes almost daily. Over and over again according to the CEO. This cookbook is a great beginning to learning the science behind cooking.