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68: Cookbooks and Books about Food - I Love to Eat!

In this short Unabridged podcast episode, we share some of our favorite cookbooks and books about food. Each of us talks about how much cooking she does in her home (spoiler alert: one of us just doesn't cook). We also take on how working toward minimalism impacts our cookbook collections.

Our choices range from memoir to investigative nonfiction to the plain old cookboook.

We'd love to hear about your food-related recommendations on social media!

Our Recommendations


Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home: Fast and Easy Recipes for Any Day

Archana Mundhe's The Essential Indian Instant Pot Cookbook

​Irma S. Raumbauer's Joy of Cooking


Bianca Bosker’s Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste

Julie Powell’s Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen

Elizabeth Bard’s Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes


Melissa Joulwan's Well Fed Weeknights: Complete Paleo Meals in 45 Minutes or Less

Jennifer Reese's Make the Bread, Buy the Butter: What You Should (and Shouldn't) Cook from Scratch to Save Time and Money

Michelle Smith's The Whole Smiths Good Food Cookbook: Whole30 Endorsed, Delicious Real Food Recipes to Cook All Year Long

Also Mentioned

Moosewood Cooks Website

Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

What's Cooking in Japan?: Healthy Homestyle Recipes Cooked the Kikkoman Way

Naomi Kijima and Laura Driussi's Bento Boxes: Japanese Meals on the Go

Tokiko Suzuki's Japanese Homestyle Cooking

Ruth Reichl's Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table

Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals ​

Interested in what else we're reading? Check out our Featured Books page.

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