There’s nothing better than making a good meal. Not only can cooking be a stress-relieving activity, but it can also be a time-saving one. But one thing that can really make the cooking experience more enjoyable is having the right cookbook. This post will look at the cookbooks we love and recommend.
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Science Cookbooks for Kids
Did you read that right? Yes you did! My children have been eating their science homework and loving it! Eating your homework is actually an exciting option for kids who are fed up with the tedious tasks associated with getting through homework. It is a fun way for kids to learn and smart teachers to get them to enjoy their work.
Chinese food is popular throughout the world, with many people going out to eat or getting a take-away meal on a weekend or for a special occasion. This is nice but it is very pricey, so why not invest in a Chinese cookbook instead?
Korean cooking is full of flavour, colourful, and many times social, as well. With spice and kimchi added or alongside many dishes, it’s also very healthy (many Korean recipes contain kimchi, which is a macrobiotic superfood).
Are you afraid to try sushi because of the thought of raw fish? Worry no more! My family has been rolling our way through Vegetarian Sushi Secrets: 101 Healthy and Delicious Recipes and loving them! No fish, loads of flavour, and there’s something for everyone, including non-sushi recipes to boot.
There are 2 types of Japanese food; restaurant-style and home-cooking. My Japanese Table: A Lifetime of Cooking With Friends and Family by Debra Samuels is the latter, and is just what you’ve been looking for.
The most fun book of Japanese recipes I’ve read yet! Japanese Cooking With Manga lives up to its byline of “Easy Recipes Your Friends Will Love!”
This book contains 59 recipes that are all illustrated with simple instructions and a good dose of humour, too!
Gyoza: Ultimate Dumpling Cookbook, 50 Recipes from Tokyo’s Gyoza King, by Paradise Yamamoto, the head chef and founder of Tokyo’s Mamgyoen Dining Club, will teach you everything you need to know about making your own gyoza at home.
In addition to the recipes, what caught my eye was the photography in this book. It’s really top-notch and worth admiring. The pictures have given me ideas on how to present our meals, how to ‘style’ the dishes, and I have my eye open for pottery and cloths to use to add a little elegance to them.
The 100 recipes in this book are not too difficult, but some may be time consuming; particularly the ones where marinating needs to be done. But if you plan ahead for these (always read your recipes before you start so you don’t run into problems), it’s usually easy enough to work around, as I found.
Are your children bored with their usual boring lunches? Why not jazz things up with a lunch from Everyday Bento: 50 Cute and Yummy Lunches To Go by Wendy Thorpe Copley.
Step 1: Pick your favourite make ahead freezer meal recipes, then choose your serving size.
Step 2: Shopping list is ready in seconds…go get your groceries!
Step 3: Follow the step-by-step instructions to prepare your meals for the freezer.
We hope you enjoyed our blog post about the cookbooks we love. From sweet treats to savoury meals, these cookbooks have helped us to create many new family favourites. These are just a few of the cookbooks that we’ve tried and tested and we think all of them will be a match for you and your family too. If you know of any cookbooks you love that we haven’t included here, please let us know. Thanks again for reading, we are always excited when readers really enjoy our content!