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2014-08-07 03:02:06 PM  
Cook's Illustrated magazine is very good.
 
2014-08-07 03:02:23 PM  
In our house, this is referred to as The Bible:
i.usatoday.net
 
2014-08-07 03:03:01 PM  
I always start with Alton Brown for general questions.
 
2014-08-07 03:04:59 PM  

Bob Falfa: In our house, this is referred to as The Bible:
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Yep, that thing has pretty much everything you need to know to get around in an American kitchen.

If I'm looking for something extra special, I'll bust this guy out:

blogs.kqed.org

That cookbook is worth it just for the DVD. I could watch Pepin debone a chicken for days.
 
2014-08-07 03:06:40 PM  
Best Recipe cookbook from Cook's Illustrated is my food bible
 
2014-08-07 03:06:46 PM  
Epicurious

I learned how to cook with the Betty Crocker cookbook, though. It's a great starter cookbook.
 
2014-08-07 03:07:32 PM  
www.thesoyfoodscouncil.com
 
2014-08-07 03:08:31 PM  
I just use allrecipes.com

I'm sure someone will tell me why I'm wrong for doing this, tho.
 
2014-08-07 03:09:32 PM  

steppenwolf: Bob Falfa: In our house, this is referred to as The Bible:
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Yep, that thing has pretty much everything you need to know to get around in an American kitchen.

If I'm looking for something extra special, I'll bust this guy out:

[blogs.kqed.org image 250x315]

That cookbook is worth it just for the DVD. I could watch Pepin debone a chicken for days.


Yup, and it also has drink recipes, instructions on how to set a table for various occasions, how to cook in your fireplace, just so very much stuff.
 
2014-08-07 03:09:34 PM  
But seriously,

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and
www.kqed.org
 
2014-08-07 03:10:08 PM  

feckingmorons: Cook's Illustrated magazine is very good.


Cook's Illustrated is worth the subscription price.

Even if you don't, pay attention to their RSS feed or facebook page and you can get a number of their recipes that you can print out for free and keep a copy.

The Complete America's Test Kitchen Cookbook (also from Cook's Illustrated) has almost every recipe they did on their 13 (14?) seasons of shows.
 
2014-08-07 03:11:45 PM  
I'd give Rachael Ray a good old fashioned rogering that she'd not soon forget.
 
2014-08-07 03:14:24 PM  

Bob Falfa: Yup, and it also has drink recipes, instructions on how to set a table for various occasions, how to cook in your fireplace, just so very much stuff.


Oh man, I still want to do the fireplace roasted turkey, but I think I would probably set my house on fire.
 
2014-08-07 03:16:24 PM  
Still the best.  It's not as complex as you might expect - it gives you all the fundamentals and you can build from there.  You can start cooking better from the first day.

Learn your Mother Sauces, folks.

seasonsingredients.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-08-07 03:17:34 PM  

birdmanesq: I always start with Alton Brown for general questions.


This. At least 2/3 of my go-to recipes started out as AB recipes.
 
2014-08-07 03:20:19 PM  
Epicurious for general recipes or ideas... Serious Eats, and particularly the Food Lab, for techniques and tips. And I just discovered Chef Steps, which is really great and has everything from super high-end techniques involving liquid nitrogen to how to properly select fresh veggies.
 
2014-08-07 03:21:19 PM  
Foodwishes.com

Chef John is AMAZING.  You can also find him on the AllRecipes channel if you have Roku.
 
2014-08-07 03:21:55 PM  

L.D. Ablo: Still the best.  It's not as complex as you might expect - it gives you all the fundamentals and you can build from there.  You can start cooking better from the first day.

Learn your Mother Sauces, folks.

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Julia's "The Way to Cook" is great for fundamentals
 
2014-08-07 03:22:06 PM  

L.D. Ablo: Still the best.  It's not as complex as you might expect - it gives you all the fundamentals and you can build from there.  You can start cooking better from the first day.

Learn your Mother Sauces, folks.

[seasonsingredients.files.wordpress.com image 276x400]


I can make a mean emulsion sauce. My fiance is on keto, so while most sauces are a no-go, I get to bust out a hollandaise once in a while.

I get really excited about my sauces. :P
 
2014-08-07 03:25:21 PM  
America's Test Kitchen for scientific information, How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman, The Silver Spoon, and The Old World Kitchen are teh real books I use.
 
2014-08-07 03:25:43 PM  
Is there a good cookbook for guys that want to eat healthier but have pizza and hot dog tastes? Because that's me in a damn nutshell. I love cooked food, but if you walk up to me with a veggie tray expecting me to suddenly develop an appreciation for raw broccoli, I might have to punch you in the neck.
 
2014-08-07 03:27:20 PM  

Mrs.Sharpier: America's Test Kitchen for scientific information, How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman, The Silver Spoon, and The Old World Kitchen are teh real books I use.


I love America's Test Kitchen.
 
2014-08-07 03:33:52 PM  
 
2014-08-07 03:35:49 PM  
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2014-08-07 03:36:04 PM  
I want to go through all of Pepin's books... and Maccioni's... and Boulud's (working on Braise right now and enjoying it). As for websites I go all over the place but I'll be watching this thread for more good ideas. I'd heard of America's Test Kitchen but don't really know much about it. And Cook's Illustrated will be getting a once more, too. I hope there's a bunch of stuff tossed about in here that I can stealborrow from.
 
2014-08-07 03:36:21 PM  
www.bigbadtoystore.com
 
2014-08-07 03:38:27 PM  

SmackLT: Is there a good cookbook for guys that want to eat healthier but have pizza and hot dog tastes? Because that's me in a damn nutshell. I love cooked food, but if you walk up to me with a veggie tray expecting me to suddenly develop an appreciation for raw broccoli, I might have to punch you in the neck.

 
2014-08-07 03:40:05 PM  

Purelilac: SmackLT: Is there a good cookbook for guys that want to eat healthier but have pizza and hot dog tastes? Because that's me in a damn nutshell. I love cooked food, but if you walk up to me with a veggie tray expecting me to suddenly develop an appreciation for raw broccoli, I might have to punch you in the neck.


DAMN IT
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2014-08-07 03:40:54 PM  

Siberian Khatru: But seriously,

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I just found that used on Amazon for $7.99 and bought it.
 
2014-08-07 03:44:58 PM  
Not for their recipes, but just the laughs:
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-08-07 03:48:28 PM  
How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman!
 
2014-08-07 03:48:38 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I just use allrecipes.com

I'm sure someone will tell me why I'm wrong for doing this, tho.


I do to, sort of. I usually use recipes as jumping off points.
 
2014-08-07 03:48:45 PM  

Mrs.Sharpier: America's Test Kitchen for scientific information, How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman, The Silver Spoon, and The Old World Kitchen are teh real books I use.


I've used the iPhone/iPad app of this for a few things.  It's not bad.
 
2014-08-07 03:51:52 PM  
All other recipes are in a distant second place. DISTANT.
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2014-08-07 03:57:23 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I just use allrecipes.com

I'm sure someone will tell me why I'm wrong for doing this, tho.


Same here. A friend of mine prefers Cooking Light, but  she also has a subscription to the magazine.

Her mom, on the other hand, loves the old Betty Crocker Cookbook (the one that comes in a binder -- her version was published in the late 1950's, I think). The pages have been loved to pieces, and the binder itself has a bit of rust.
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2014-08-07 04:02:27 PM  

Snarfangel: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I just use allrecipes.com

I'm sure someone will tell me why I'm wrong for doing this, tho.

Same here. A friend of mine prefers Cooking Light, but  she also has a subscription to the magazine.

Her mom, on the other hand, loves the old Betty Crocker Cookbook (the one that comes in a binder -- her version was published in the late 1950's, I think). The pages have been loved to pieces, and the binder itself has a bit of rust.


My brother got that from my mother, who got it from hers. I went through my mother's old recipe cards that would've worked in a rolodex type contraption, but all the cards are faded, the tabs broken off so they're just stuffed in a box, and the writing barely legible. Bummer.

Some serious history/quality I don't think I'll get back without luck and/or experimentation.
 
2014-08-07 04:10:31 PM  
img.fark.net

This is my number 1 source for everything cooking related.
 
2014-08-07 04:10:44 PM  

Bob Falfa: In our house, this is referred to as The Bible:
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Yep, that and my Betty Crocker cookbook from way old school.  I think it was my moms.  I don't use either of these so much for recipes but more how to's.  How to filet a specific type of meat or remind myself about liquid to solid ratios for different dishes or the easiest way to butterfly a pork chop
 
2014-08-07 04:12:13 PM  
Saveur magazine

www.destinosf.com
 
2014-08-07 04:33:53 PM  
img.fark.net

Gotta love a fella who tells you WHY you do something instead of just HOW. Instead of just giving directions, the man draws you a map.
 
2014-08-07 04:38:03 PM  
Kenji López-Alt is a close second to Alton, even though Serious Eats seems determined to flush itself down the toilet.
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2014-08-07 04:43:13 PM  

Saborlas: [img.fark.net image 260x258]

Gotta love a fella who tells you WHY you do something instead of just HOW. Instead of just giving directions, the man draws you a map.


Yep, I've got this one and like it. The why is always a big deal to me. And I still haven't made it through The Flavor Bible but it's a work in progress.
 
2014-08-07 05:00:56 PM  

Siberian Khatru: [www.thesoyfoodscouncil.com image 850x478]


I'm sorry but Giada looks like a Cenobite.
 
2014-08-07 05:02:41 PM  
www.rockrecipes.com is a great site from my home province, Newfoundland. Great recipes, updated frequently, and all recipes are demonstrated/tested beforehand.
 
2014-08-07 05:02:42 PM  
I just get the general gist of a recipe then put the ingredients in a pot in haphazard fashion and turn the heat up. It's usually edible by the end. Much easier.
 
2014-08-07 05:06:06 PM  
Holy cow,  I need this thread right now in my life...

Does anyone have any suggestions of good recipe management software?
I'm Mac and Android so preferably something crossplatform or cloud with a decent mobile version for shopping lists. I've been eyeing Paprika but I can't push myself to purchase it yet. Not satisfied with any of the cloud based options that I have tried (Big Oven, Pepperplate, Allthecooks...)
 
2014-08-07 05:06:07 PM  
I've got an entire 8-foot shelf full of the ones I felt necessary to buy actual paper copies of, but the ones I use the most often are the ATK annuals, the venerable Betty, The New Spanish Table, and various sauce and spice references.

Online, I find most of my time Serious Eats, Rouxbe, various links to Alton Brown, and Mastercook.

/and FARK on Thursday afternoons...
 
2014-08-07 05:07:24 PM  
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2014-08-07 05:07:34 PM  
amazingribs.com

The man is a grilling apostle!!!
 
2014-08-07 05:08:04 PM  

Vacation Bible School: Holy cow,  I need this thread right now in my life...

Does anyone have any suggestions of good recipe management software?
I'm Mac and Android so preferably something crossplatform or cloud with a decent mobile version for shopping lists. I've been eyeing Paprika but I can't push myself to purchase it yet. Not satisfied with any of the cloud based options that I have tried (Big Oven, Pepperplate, Allthecooks...)


Just mentioned Mastercook a few posts or so back.  I've used that one since it was a 16-bit app from Sierra, and now the online version is terrific for storing my go-to recipes.  I can bring it up on a mobile device while shopping and on a PC their "Add to Mastercook" browser button is great for importing a recipe you find on a web page.  (Although the weekly food thread tends to give it fits)
 
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