bibliography [in progress? maybe not]

For independent reviews, see Amazon.Com

We've got lots of cookbooks and cooking magazines but so little time to use them... [and since the web took over our lives, less motivation]
Marcella Hazan (Italian) and Linda Chirinian (Armenian, Lebanese, Persian) are the two gems in our collection. This is a bit outdated by modern technology.

cooking magazines

Cooking Light
We were subscribers since 1993 and found it to be the most usable of our cooking subs because of our health conscious awareness. Abandoned after about 25 years.
Bon Appetit []
We were subscribers since 1984 (!) and continued to enjoy it for about 25 years until breaking the habit, with or without health worries. Remember, balance and moderation is the key. One individual recipe is not your diet.
Gourmet []
This is one we occasionally impulse buy at the checkout counter. Sadly this mag died.
This is a web latebloomer also in the occasional impulse buy category, arriving on the internet scene only in 1999, beating the turn of the century though.
We also occasionally grab:


This is more like an incomplete inventory of the dr bob cooking team cookbook collection and not a bibliography in the usual sense of the word. Although some of these have been mined for treasures, the inclusion of a cookbook in this list only indicates that it was probably glanced at before shelving. Future editions may see some well deserved paring down of the list.

general cookbooks

Betty Crocker's Cookbook [2000]
Golden Press, NY 1978 0-307-09813-3 [our first cookbook]
Joy of Cooking
Irma Rombauer, Marion Becker
Bobbs-Merrill Co, 1975 0-672-51831-7
The New Basics Cookbook
Julee Rosso, Sheila Lukins
Workman Pub Co, 1989 0-89480-341-7
The Frog/Commissary Cookbook
Steven Poses, Anne Clark, Becky Roller
Camino Books, 1985 0-94015-973-2

italian cookbooks

[We mostly use DeCecco pasta from Italy, but like the higher end Puglia pasta when it comes to orecchiette and cavatelli.]

Essentials of Italian Cooking [our bible of Italian cooking]  ***************
Marcella Hazan
Knopf, New York, 1992 0-394-58404-x
[The Classic Italian Cookbook]
Marcella Cucina
Marcella Hazan
Harper Collins, New York, 1997 0-06-017103-0
Pasta Classica : The Art of Italian Pasta Cooking
Julia Della Croce
Chronicle Books, 1987 0877014140
Judith Barrett and Norma Wasserman
Scribners, New York, 1987 0-684-18691-8
Risotto Risotti
Judith Barrett
MacMillan, New York, 1996 0-02-860357-5
Pasta and Rice Italian Style
Efrem Funghi Calmgaert and Jacquelyn Days Serwer
Scribners, New York, 1983 (Signet paperback: NAL Penguin, Inc, New York, 1987)
The Complete Book of Pasta
Jack Scott Denton
William Morrow, New York, 1968 0-553-23599-0 (Bantam paperback: Bantam Books, New York, 1983)
The Dictionary of Italian Food and Drink
John Mariani
Broadway Books, 1998 0-7679-0129-0 (Bantam paperback: Bantam Doubleday Bell, New York)
Look and Cook Perfect Pasta
Anne Willan
Dorling Kindersley, London, 1992
Margaret and G. Franco Romagnoli
Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1996 0-8050-3833-7
Soups of Italy
Norma Wasserman-Miller
William Morrow, New York, 1998 0-688-15031-4
Cooking Vegetables the Italian Way
Judith Barrett
MacMillan, New York, 1992 0-02-009076-1
Red, White & Greens: The Italian Way with Vegetables
Faith Willinger
Harper-Collins, New York, 1996 0-06-018366-7
Carnevale Italiano
Margaret and G. Franco Romagnoli
Rizzoli, New York 0-8478-1872-1
Italian Fast and Fresh
Julie Dannenbaum
Harper Row, New York, 1984 0-06-015291-5
The New Pasta Cookbook
Joanne Glynn
Tormont Press, Montreal, 1992 2-89429-393-3
The Top 100 Pasta Sauces
Diane Seed
Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, 1987 0-89815-232-1
More Great Italian Pasta
Diane Seed
Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, 1992 0-89815-496-0
Great Pasta Sauces
Sally Griffiths
Rizzoli, New York, 0-8478-1872-1
The Top One Hundred Italian Rice Dishes : Including over 50 Risotto Recipes
Diane Seed
Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, 1987 0-89815-232-1
The Talisman Italian Cookbook
Ada Boni
Crown Publishers, New York, 1950 0-517-503875
Naples at Table
Arthur Schwartz
Harper-Collins, New York, 1998 0-06-018261-X
The Italian Country Table: Home Cooking from Italy's Farmhouse Kitchens
Lynne Rosetto Kasper
MacMillan, New York, 1999 0-684-81325-4
The Complete Italian Vegetarian Cookbook
Jack Bishop
Houghton Mifflin, New York, 1997 1-57630-044-7
Italy al Dente
Biba Caggiano
William Morrow, New York, 1998 0-688-14877-8
What's Cooking: Rice & Risotto
Elizabeth Wolf-Cohen
Thunder Bay Press, San Diego, 2000 1-57145-254-7
Great Pasta Dishes
Antonio Piccinardi
Italian Culinary Institute, New York, 1987 0-517-63554-2
Pasta! Pasta! Pasta!
Dursel Norman
William Morrow, New York 0-688-02922-1
The Complete Book of Pasta
Carlo Bernasconi and Christian Teubner
Transedition, New York, 1999 1-898250-85-5
La Cucina Italiana: Italian Cooking
Crescent Books, New York, 1993 0-517-10288-9
The Encyclopedia of Italian Cooking
Jeni Wright (editor)
Octopus Books, London, 1983 0-517-34141-7
The Complete Italian Cookbook
Carlo Bernasconi and Christian Tenbrer
Transedition, New York, 1999 1-898250-85-5
Italian Cookery
Maria Scarlatti
Octopus Books, London, 1983 0-86362-012-4
Roma in Bocca [trilingual roman cuisine: romanaccio, italian, english]
Antonella Santolini
prefazione di Piero Chiara, editrice de "Il Vespre"

french cookbooks

BISTRO: The Best of Casual French Cooking
Gerald Hiriqoyen
Sunset Books, Menlo Park, CA 1995 0-376-02036-9
Simple and Healthy Cooking
Jacques Pepin
Rodale Press, Emmaus, Pennsylvania, 1994 0-87596-234-3
Look and Cook French Country Cooking
Anne Willan
Dorling Kindersley, London, 1995 1-56458-867-X

middle eastern cookbooks [web list]

Secrets of Cooking Armenian/Lebanese/Persian  *************** [bob's endorsement, and selected recipe highlights]
Linda Chirinian
Lionhart Press, Connecticut, 1987 0-9617033-0-X
This is a terrific Middle-Eastern cookbook: simple, straightforward, usually photographed recipes guaranteed authentic by Isgouhi and she should know, having grown up Armenian in the food mecca of Aleppo, Syria, and having lived in Damascus, Jordan and Anjar, Lebanon. [See some reviews.]
Food for the Vegetarian: Traditional Lebanese Recipes
Alda Karaylan
Interlink Books, New York, 1992 1-56656-105-1 [more]
Lebanese Cookbook
Dawn, Elaine and Selwa Anthony
Weldon Publishing, New York, 1968 1-86302-071-3 [Lebanese Cooking]
Armenian Cooking Today
Alice Antreassian
St Vartan Press, New York, 1975, 1989 0-934728-20-8
Classic Armenian Recipes: Cooking Without Meat
Alice Antreassian, Marian Jebejian
Fawcett, Astoria, NY, 0-941567-38-9
Secrets from an Armenian Kitchen
Jack Hachigian
2006, self-published
The Recipes of Musa Dagh
Alberta, Anna and Louisa Magzanian
Lulu Press, 2008, 9-780557-016136
The Armenian Kitchen blog
friends of Jack and the Magzanian sisters  [musa dagh]
Armenian Cuisine
Aline Kamakian and Barbara Drieskens
Leo Digital Press, 2011, 978-9953-0-2201-7
This is one of the slickest cookbooks we have ever bought: high end paper, typography, photos, and the recipes match in authenticity, and the Armenian story is woven into the labor of love of these two women: cookbook website.
Beirut restaurant: Mayrig.

pressure cooker cookbooks

Cooking Under Pressure
Lorna J Sass
William Morrow, New York, 1989
Great Vegetarian Cooking Under Pressure
Lorna J Sass
William Morrow, New York, 1994 0-688-12326-0
Complete Vegetarian Kitchen
Lorna J Sass
Hearst Books, New York, 1995 0-688-14185-4
A Taste of Persia
Najmieh Batmanglij
Mage Publishers, Washington, DC, 1999-2000 0-934211-54-X
Persian Cooking For a Healthy Kitchen
Najmieh Batmanglij
Mage Publishers, Washington, DC, 1999 0-934211-40-X

vegetarian cookbooks

The Moosewood Cookbook
New Revised Edition Mollie Katzen
Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA 1992 0-89815-503-7
The New Laurel's Kitchen
Laurel Robertson, Carol Flinders, Brian Ruppenthal
Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA 1976, 1986 0-89815-167-8
The Classic Vegetable Cookbook
Ruth Spear
Harper and Row, New York, 1985 0-06-091628-1
Low Fat and Loving It
Ruth Spear
Warner Books, New York, 1991 0-446-51535-3
The New Vegetarian Epicure
Anna Thomas
Knopf, New York, 1996 0-679-42714-7
American Whole Foods Cuisine
Nikki and David Goldbeck
NAL Books, New York, 1983 0-453-00434-2
Betty Crocker's Great Main Dishes Without Meat
Prentice Hall, New York, 1994 0-671-88251-1
Food Essentials: Grains and Pasta
Carol Spier

bread cookbooks

The Italian Baker
Carol Field
Harper and Row, New York, 1985 0-06-181266-8
The Complete Book of Breads
Bernard Clayton, Jr
Simon and Schuster, New York, 1987 0-671-60222-5
The Complete Book of Pastry
Bernard Clayton , Jr
Simon and Schuster, New York, 1981 0-671-24276-8
Soup and Bread
Crescent Dragonwood
Workman Publishing, New York, 1992 1-56305-243-1
Bread Machine Magic
Linda Rehberg and Lois Conway, St Martin's Press, New York, 1992 0-312-06914-6
More Bread Machine Magic
Linda Rehberg and Lois Conway, St Martin's Press, New York, 1997  0-312-16935-3
Bread Machine Bounty
Better Homes and Gardens Books, Des Moines, 1992 0-696-01992-2
Great Bread Machine Recipes
Norman Barret
Sterling Publishing, New York, 1992 0-8669-8724-3
The Il Fornaio Baking Book
Franco Gallo, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 1993 0-08188-0323-6

world cookbooks (not italian, french)

The World in Your Kitchen
Troth Wells
Crossing Press, Freedom, CA, 1993 0-89594-577-0
Scandinavian Feast
Beatrice Ojakangas
Stewart Tabori and Chang, New York, 1992 1-55670-179-0
Swedish Cooking
ICA Test Kitchen, ICA, Vasteras, 1983 91-534-0823-3
Joyce Chen Cookbook
Joyce Chen
Barnes and Noble, New York, 1962 0-06-464060-4
Consumer Guide Chinese Cooking Class
Beekman House, New York, 1980, 0-517-322455
The New Icelandic Cookbook
Mal og Menning, Reykjavik, 1997 9979-3-1524-5

dessert cookbooks

Mother Wonderful's Cheescakes and other Goodies
Myra Chanin
Henry Holt, New York, 1990 0-8050-1289-3
[this single book has improved our cheesecake rep immensely; see guavaberry-lingonberry cheesecake, from Myra's original hazelnut cheesecake]
Joy of Cheesecake
Dana Bovgjerg and Jeremy Iggers
Barron's Educational Series, New York, 1980 0-8120-2171-1
Cheesecake Extraordinaire
Mary Crownover
Taylor Publishing, Dallas, 1990 0-87835-721-0
Maggie Black
Exeter Books, New York, 1986 0-671-08321-0
Cheesecake Madness
John Segreto
MacMillan, New York, 1981 0-02-609040-6
The Book of Cheesecakes
Steven Wheeler
HP Books, Los Angeles, 1988 0-89586-669-2
Not Just Cheesecake
Marilyn Stone, Shelley Melvin, Charlie Crawford
Triad, Gainsville, FL, 1988 0-937404-29-2
Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese Kraft Cookbook
Beckman House, New York, 1988 0517-66773-8
Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese Kraft Ultimate Philly Cheesecakes
Beckman House, New York, 1994
Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese Kraft Cheesecakes
Beckman House, New York, 1991
Good Housekeeping Illustrated Book of Desserts
Mildred Ying (Editor)
Hearst Publishing, New York, 1999 0-688-10356-1
Elegantly Easy Creme Brulee and other Custard Desserts
Debbie Puente
Renaissance Books, Los Angeles, 1998

biblio.htm: 24-apr-2012 [what, ME cook? � 1984 dr bob enterprises]