This Is My Favorite Cookbook: Reader Recommendations

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Congrats to Jan, our winner of two TASTE Passes for the Austin Food & Wine Festival happening this weekend, April 26 & 27, at Butler Park!

And to all the gourmands out there who threw their favorite cookbooks in the ring for a chance to win, thanks for entering! We loved reading your comments. Here are some of the highlights that will be influencing our eating (and cooking) habits here at BookPeople:

“My favorite cookbook is ‘The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes and Stories of My Life‘ It’s a combination of recipes and the stories behind them. He writes about people in his life who have taught him to cook or how the recipes relate to specific events in his life. It’s touching and wonderful and the recipes are delicious too.” ~commonreader

“The definitive guide – AUSTIN BREAKFAST TACOS: The Story of the Most Important Taco of the Day by Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece!” ~Megan

“I love Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child because it is challenging. After reading her biography, I also realized how challenging it was for her. I still have not mastered the mayonnaise recipe, but it took her like 500 tries to get it right so I am not too worried.” ~Erin

“My Mom’s well-worn ‘Joy of Cooking,’ a wedding gift in 1943…..with her and my Dad’s notes n comments through the years! The pages are stained with coffee, wine and recipe splashes! It comforts and delights me just to open it.” ~Pat

Homesick Texan by Lisa Fain! I love Texas, I love Texas food, and not a one of Lisa’s recipes has ever disappointed. It’s my go-to for out-of-state dinner guests.” ~Amanda

“Tricky, but Foundation by Isaac Asimov is definitely a favorite.” ~Trinityguy06

“As a professional cookbook editor, I find it most difficult to choose just one, so I will limit my choice to two cookbook authors: James Peterson, the author of Cooking, among several other excellent books, and Ina Garten, whose recipes are all surefire and delicious.” ~Brenda

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World~Audrey


Tickets to the Austin Food & Wine Festival are still available. 

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