Owing to the screen size of your device, you may obtain a better viewing experience by rotating your device a quarter-turn (to get the so-called "panorama" screen view).
owlcroft logo
An Owlcroft Company web site
Click here to email us.

The Induction Site

Search this site, or just roll your cursor over the colored boxes below the pictures.

  Advertisement:


  Advertisement:


Good Specialized Cookbooks

"An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less."
—Nicholas Murray Butler


Our other "good cookbooks" pages:

About "Specialized" Cookbooks

(You should already have read the general notes on our selection of cookbooks and on interpreting our book listings, as found on our Good Cookbooks main cookbooks page.)

These are cookbooks that, as the heading suggests, have some special focus other than regional or national cookery—cookbooks with regional focus are to be found on a separate page of this site, Regional Cookbooks. Here, we list cookbooks for specific techniques, food types, particular occasions, and vegetarian cookery (a category with a remarkable number of excellent, much-respected cookbooks).


Particular Techniques:

          Specialized: Particular Techniques
book cover Roasting:
 A Simple Art


by Barbara Kafka

Hardback:
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
USD $33.20
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Specialized: Particular Techniques
book cover Splendid Soups:
 Recipes and Master
 Techniques for Making
 the World's Best
 Soups


by James K. Peterson

Hardback:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
USD $44.99
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Specialized: Particular Techniques
book cover All About Braising:
 The Art of Uncomplicated
 Cooking


by Molly Stevens

Hardback:
WW Norton & Co
USD $27.56
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Specialized: Particular Techniques
book cover Grilling & Barbecue

Edited by Cook's Illustrated Magazine

Hardback:
Cook's Illustrated
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.




Events and Occasions:

These cookbooks deal with specific meals, or menu categories, or seasons, or cooking for company.

          Specialized: Events and Occasions
book cover Breakfast Book, The

by Marion Cunningham

Hardback:
Alfred A. Knopf
USD $18.65
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Specialized: Events and Occasions
book cover Elizabeth David Classics:
 "Mediterranean Food", "French
 Country Cooking" and "Summer
 Cooking"


by Elizabeth David

Hardback:
GRUB STREET
USD $16.24
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Specialized: Events and Occasions
book cover Maida Heatter's Book of Great Desserts

by Maida Heatter

Paperback:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Specialized: Events and Occasions
book cover Come for Dinner:
 Memorable Meals to
 Share with Friends


by Leslie Revsin

Hardback:
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Specialized: Events and Occasions
book cover "The Silver Palate Good Times Cook Book

by Julee Rosso

Paperback:
Workman Publishing
USD $29.95
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 4 business days


          Specialized: Events and Occasions
book cover Weir Cooking in the City:
 More Than 125 Recipes and
 Inspiring Ideas for Relaxed
 Entertaining


by Joanne Weir

Hardback:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.




Bread:

          Specialized: Bread
book cover Bread Bible, The

by Rose Levy Beranbaum

Hardback:
WW Norton & Co
USD $29.12
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 2 business days


          Specialized: Bread
book cover Breads of France, The:
 And How to Bake Them in
 Your Own Kitchen


by Bernard Clayton

Hardback:
TEN SPEED PRESS
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Specialized: Bread
book cover Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads

by Bernard Clayton

Hardback:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Specialized: Bread
book cover Bread Book, The

by Linda Collister

Paperback:
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Specialized: Bread
book cover Bread Book, The

by Linda Collister

Hardback:
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Specialized: Bread
book cover Bread:
 From Ciabatta
 to Rye


by Linda Collister

Hardback:
Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.




Baking:

          Specialized: Baking
book cover Italian Baker, The

by Carol Field

Hardback:
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
USD $32.60
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 11 business days


          Specialized: Baking
book cover How to be A Domestic Goddess

by Nigella Lawson

Paperback:
Hyperion Books
USD $16.82
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Specialized: Baking
book cover How to Be a Domestic Goddess:
 Baking and the Art of Comfort
 Cooking


by Nigella Lawson

Hardback:
Hyperion Books
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Specialized: Baking
book cover How to Bake

by Nick Malgieri

Hardback:
HarperCollins
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.




Particular Foods:

          Specialized: Particular Foods
book cover Complete Meat Cookbook, The:
 A Juicy and Authoritative Guide
 to Selecting, Seasoning, and
 Cooking Today's Beef, Pork,
 Lamb, and Veal


by Bruce Aidells

Hardback:
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Specialized: Particular Foods
book cover Rice Book, The:
 The Definitive
 Book on Rice, with
 Hundreds of Exotic
 Recipes from Around
 the World


by Sri Owen

Paperback:
St. Martin's Griffin
USD $21.90
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 4 business days


          Specialized: Particular Foods
book cover Fish and Shellfish:
 The Indispensable Cook's
 Companion


by James K. Peterson

Hardback:
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
USD $35.33
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Specialized: Particular Foods
book cover American Pie:
 My Search for
 the Perfect Pizza


by Peter Reinhart

Hardback:
Random House USA Inc
USD $21.84
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days



Vegetarian:

Remember that a substantial fraction of the world's population is vegetarian, and that fraction includes some of the very greatest cooks and cuisines. Vegetarian food can be as elegant and complex as any, or as simple, hearty, and satisfying as any. These cookbooks (and others like them) are vivid proof.

          Specialized: Vegetarian
book cover Complete Italian Vegetarian Cookbook

by Jack Bishop

Hardback:
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
USD $30.15
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Specialized: Vegetarian
book cover Jane Grigson's Vegetable Book

by Jane Grigson

Paperback:
Penguin Books Ltd
USD $12.57
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Specialized: Vegetarian
book cover Jane Grigson's Fruit Book

by Jane Grigson

Paperback:
University of Nebraska Press
USD $28.67
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 4 business days


          Specialized: Vegetarian
book cover Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian

by Madhur Jaffrey

Paperback:
Random House USA Inc
USD $26.14
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Specialized: Vegetarian
book cover World of the East: Vegetarian Cooking

by Madhur Jaffrey

Paperback:
Alfred A. Knopf
USD $20.48
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Specialized: Vegetarian
book cover Mollie Katzen's Vegetable Heaven

by Mollie Katzen

Paperback:
Hyperion
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Specialized: Vegetarian
book cover Still Life with Menu Cookbook:
 Delicious Vegetarian Menus Featuring
 Over 200 Recipes


by Mollie Katzen

Paperback:
Random House USA Inc
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Specialized: Vegetarian
book cover Moosewood Cookbook, The

by Mollie Katzen

Paperback:
Random House USA Inc
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Specialized: Vegetarian
book cover Enchanted Broccoli Forest, The

by Mollie Katzen

Hardback:
Ten.8 Ltd
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Specialized: Vegetarian
book cover Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen, The:
 Meat-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Dishes
 from the Healthiest Region Under
 the Sun


by Donna Klein

Paperback:
Penguin Putnam Inc
USD $16.03
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Specialized: Vegetarian
book cover Vegetarian Cooking

by Deborah Madison

Hardback:
Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc)
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Specialized: Vegetarian
book cover Local Flavors

by Deborah Madison

Hardback:
Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc)
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Specialized: Vegetarian
book cover Treasury of Jewish Vegetarian Recipes from Around the World, A:
 Soups, Salads, Side Dishes and Main Courses for Holidays and Every
 Day


by Marks

Hardback:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
USD $25.98
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Specialized: Vegetarian
book cover Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home

by Moosewood Collective

Paperback:
FIRESIDE BOOKS
USD $19.00
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Specialized: Vegetarian
book cover Moosewood Restaurant Low-fat Favorites:
 Flavorful Recipes for Healthful Meals


by Moosewood Collective

Paperback:
Random House USA Inc
USD $23.94
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Specialized: Vegetarian
book cover Accidental Vegetarian, The:
 Delicious Food Without Meat


by Simon Rimmer

Paperback:
Octopus Publishing Group
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Specialized: Vegetarian
book cover Everyday Greens:
 Simple Home Cooking
 from Greens, the
 Celebrated Vegetarian
 Restaurant


by Somerville

Other book format:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
USD $33.80
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Specialized: Vegetarian
book cover Fields of Greens:
 New Vegetarian Recipes
 from the Celebrated
 Greens Restaurant


by Annie Somerville

Hardback:
Random House Publishing Group
USD $33.47
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Specialized: Vegetarian
book cover Living Cuisine:
 The Art and Spirit
 of Raw Foods


by Renee Loux Underkoffler

Paperback:
Avery Publishing Group Inc.,U.S.
USD $18.18
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Specialized: Vegetarian
book cover Chez Panisse Fruit

by Alice L. Waters

Hardback:
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
USD $26.14
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Specialized: Vegetarian
book cover Chez Panisse Vegetables

by Alice Waters

Hardback:
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
USD $24.95
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


Click here for our Good Cookbooks main cookbooks page.



  Advertisement:


  Advertisement:


Perhaps interested in growing some of your own vegetables and fruits to cook with? Click here to visit the Growing Taste gourmet home-gardening web site!
Like wine with your food (or on its own)? Click here to visit That Useful Wine Site: advice & recommendations for both novices and experts.

All content copyright © 2002 - 2017 by The Owlcroft Company.

This web page is strictly compliant with the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) Extensible HyperText Markup Language (XHTML) Protocol v1.0 (Transitional) and the W3C Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Protocol v3 — because we care about interoperability. Click on the logos below to test us!



This page was last modified on Saturday, 2 January 2016, at 6:01 pm Pacific Time.