Cooking During Coronavirus: A Community Curated Cookbook List

By 27th Letter Books

By 27th Letter Books

Have your become increasingly creative in the kitchen during social distancing? Have you found cooking tutorials incredibly comforting and you're looking to actually apply your newfound knowledge? Do you just like to explore cookbooks as a form of travel that doesn't require leaving your couch? Check out some of our most-loved and recommended cookbooks (plus a few food-related reads) to turn to as we all stay home together. Each title on the list was hand selected by us or a local foodie/grocer/baker/chef that we know and love! Check out the notes for details. And to support our local food-based businesses during the current crisis, please see the links below.

Sister Pie: The Recipes and Stories of a Big-Hearted Bakery in Detroit [a Baking Book]

Lisa Ludwinski

$25.00 $22.50

Recommended by: 27th Letter Books Must-make Recipe: Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies As local as it gets! Cook your favorites from our West Village neighbors, Sister Pie, while we wait for the streets to fill with the smell of butter again. If you live in West Village and need supplies for your baking adventures, Sister Pie is currently operating as a neighborhood grocer.

Ruffage: A Practical Guide to Vegetables (Vegetarian Cookbook, Vegetable Cookbook, Best Vegetarian Cookbooks)

Abra Berens and Lucy Engelman

$35.00 $31.50

Recommended by: Must-make Recipe: Written by Michigan author Abra Berens, this cookbook is curated with the same care Berens has put into her work as a farmer championing local, seasonal produce. Gorgeous photos and endlessly riff-able recipes that will encourage you to make vegetables the forefront

Vegetable Kingdom: The Abundant World of Vegan Recipes

Bryant Terry

$30.00 $27.00

Recommended by: Must-make Recipe:

Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza

Ken Forkish

$35.00 $31.50

Recommended by: Ben Brown Must-make Recipe: Homemade Pizza Dough As a little girl, I (Erin), was frequently required to finish the rest of the food on my plate at dinnertime before I was able to have my preferred second (or third) helping of rolls or bread on the table. I only share that as a comparison when I say that my Uncle Ben is the most bread-obsessed person I know. He even switched careers from a software engineer to become a baker and this is his go-to bread baking reference for home.

Mississippi Vegan: Recipes and Stories from a Southern Boy's Heart: A Cookbook

Timothy Pakron

$35.00 $31.50

Recommend by: Must-make Recipe:

Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week

Isa Chandra Moskowitz

$32.00 $28.80

Recommend by: Must-make Recipe:

Dining in: Highly Cookable Recipes: A Cookbook

Alison Roman

$32.50 $29.25

Recommend by: Must-make Recipe:

Between Harlem and Heaven: Afro-Asian-American Cooking for Big Nights, Weeknights, and Every Day

Jj Johnson, Veronica Chambers, et al.

$37.50 $33.75

Recommend by: Must-make Recipe:

The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South

Michael W. Twitty

$16.98 $15.62

Recommend by: Must-make Recipe:

The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

J. Kenji López-Alt

$49.95 $44.96

Recommend by: Must-make Recipe:

Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables

Joshua McFadden

$40.00 $36.00

Recommend by: Must-make Recipe:

Oaxaca: Home Cooking from the Heart of Mexico

Bricia Lopez and Javier Cabral

$40.00 $36.00

Recommend by: Must-make Recipe:

Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef's Journey to Discover America's New Melting-Pot Cuisine

Edward Lee

$15.95 $14.67

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