If you are passionate about baking bread at home, if you aspire to bake the perfect baguette or artisan loaf, then you want to read these three books: The Bread Baker's Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread by Peter Reinhart OK, I admit that the first thing that caught my interest about this book was the front cover, the... Read more →

Cookwise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking by Shirley O. Corriher If you are a fan of FoodTV's program "Good Eats", then you will recognize Shirley O. Corriher as the food scientist who graced many of the early episodes. Her book Cookwise explains, in easily understood terms, the decisions and processes that make good recipes and... Read more →

The New Joy of Cooking by Marion Rombauer Becker, Irma S. Rombauer, Ethan Becker For the inaugural book recommendation in KitchenSavvy, how can I choose anything other than the foundational "All New All Purpose" Joy of Cooking. Originally self-published in 1931 as The Joy of Cooking: A Compilation of Reliable Recipes with a Casual... Read more →