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This spring, we're helping you amp up your cooking game.
If you're not entirely familiar with the world of home-cooking, it's the perfect time to get acquainted, as the spring/summer dishes are some of the easiest and most delicious. If you're a someone who has that one staple pasta dish or pancake recipe for every time your intention is to pass on takeout boxes and enjoy a home-cooked meal, spring 2016 is a beginning of meals that are exciting, bring happiness and make you sexier (let's be honest, everyone who knows how to cook something wow-worthy is immediately more attractive, no matter how simple the dish actually is).
Where to start? One, find the most relevant cookbook for what you want to want to achieve. Two, make sure you have the best ingredients around.
While the second one is a pretty simple one (farmer's market and your best local supermarket for the main ingredients and everything from your Click & Grow for the finishing touches), finding YOUR must-have cookbook can be tricky. Luckily, you're not alone in this: Our beloved Eater published a list of every spring 2016 cookbook that matters, and we wouldn't be your friend if we wouldn't share it with you.
"Food & Beer" by Daniel Burns, Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, Joshua David Stein
For the lovers of beer and food, who are looking for the most delicious ways to combine the two
"The Nordic Kitchen: One Year Of Family Cooking" by Claus Meyer
For those who appreciate Nordic-style cooking with seasonal whole-food ingredients, and wouldn't mind taking on a year-long 350 recipe challenge
"The Basque Book: A Love Letter in Recipes From the Kitchen of Txikito" by Alex Raij, Eder Montero, Rebecca Flint Marxx
For the fans of Basque cuisine who want to bring a little bit of their love for Spain to their dinner table with ease
"Octaphilosophy: The Eight Elements of Restaurant Andre" by Andre Chiang
A simply beautiful cookbook or those for whom food isn't only about experiencing of flavor, but also an example of design and aesthetics, as well as an art of science
"Floyd Cardoz: Flavorwalla" by Floyd Cardoz
Easy, approachable recipes for incredibly flavorful Indian-American food
"It's All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes For The Super-Busy Home Cook" by Gwyneth Paltrow
For those who'd like to up their cooking, but just don't have the time
"Around the fire: Recipes for Inspired Grilling and Seasonal Feasting for Ox Restaurant" by Greg Denton & Gabrielle Quiñonez Denton with Stacy Adimando
For those who get excited about cooking on live-fire and would like to challenge themselves to a restaurant-level fire meal
"Cravings: Recipes for All The Food You Want to Eat" by Chrissy Teigen, Adeena Sussman
For those who can't wait to try out some easy Thai and cook what they actually want to cook
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"Koreatown: A Cookbook" by Deuki Hong, Matt Rodbard
The Bible of Korean food lovers who'd like to turn themselves into Korean food loving home-cooks