Cookbook Shelf

Want to know where the inspiration for recipes on Minnesota Locavore come from? These are the cookbooks in my kitchen right now. I’ve tested many of the recipes and not only are they are the easiest to adapt to the local ingredients I have available, they taste great too! Below you’ll also find my “wish list” of all the local food cookbooks I’ve browsed through and would LOVE to own. As per usual, my want-it list is longer than the own-it list!

On my shelf

Vegetarian/Vegetables

How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, Mark Bittman

Tender: A Cook and His Vegetable Patch, Nigel Slater

The St. Paul Farmers Market Produce Cookbook

General/All-Purpose Cooking

Betty Crocker (Bridal Edition)

Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book

Canning/Preserving

The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest, Carol W. Costenbader

Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving

Baking

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François

King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking

Other

Home Cheese Making: Recipes for 75 Delicious Cheeses, Ricki Carroll

On My Wish-List

The Northern Heartland Kitchen, Beth Dooley

Super Natural Every Day, Heidi Swanson

Super Natural Cooking, Heidi Swanson

The Minnesota Table: Recipes for Savoring Local Food throughout the Year, Shelley N. C. Holl

The Minnesota Homegrown Cookbook, Renewing the Countryside

A Cook’s Tour of Minnesota, Ann L. Burckhardt

Canning for a New Generation: Bold, Fresh Flavors for the Modern Pantry, Liana Krissoff

Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round, Marisa McClellan

Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable and Seasonal Kitchen, Amy Pennington

Trout Caviar: Recipes from a Northern Forager, Brett Laidlaw

The Splendid Table’s How to Eat Weekends, Lynne Rossetto Kasper

Cafe Brenda Cookbook, Brenda Langton

Baking with the St. Paul Bread Club, Kim Ode

3 Comments


  1. Love the list! I, too, love to read cookbooks like they are novels! I have quite a few of the same books you do as well as a bunch on your wishlist. I’ve got my own wishlist of books and I’ll be putting some of yours on my wishlist. Thanks for the info. I am so enjoying your blog! Thanks for all the time and effort you put into it!!


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