Whether you are looking for a great cookbook to get started or for a gift for your favorite chef, NPR's list of the 10 Best Cookbooks of 2010 is sure to make anyone's mouth water!
- In the Kitchen With a Good Appetite by Melissa Clark
- Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan
- One Big Table: A Portrait of American Cooking: 600 Recipes From the Nation's Best Home Cooks, Farmers, Fishermen, Pit-Masters, and Chefs by Molly O'Neill
- Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Mastery, with Authentic Recipes and Stories by Grace Young
- Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston's Flour Bakery + Cafe by Joanne Chang with Christie Matheson
- Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France by Joan Nathan
- The Gourmet Cookie Book: The Single Best Recipe from Each Year 1941-2009 by Gourmet Magazine
- The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New Century by Amanda Hesser
- Nigella Kitchen: Recipes from the Heart of the Home by Nigella Lawson
- The Food Substitutions Bible: More Than 6,500 Substitutions for Ingredients, Equipment & Techniques by David Joachim
I have been using a couple of these and agree they are super! Another good one which is more exciting than it sounds is The Very Best of Recipes for Health by Martha Rose Shulman, a New York Times food columnist who I follow. Many of the recipes I have printed out and loved over the years are now in this awesome book!