The 6 Cooking and Food Books I Turn to the Most

August 30, 2022

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I love books. A lot. And while most of my reading is done on a cheap and not very well made Chinese e-reader because I just had to have an e-ink screen with access to the google play store, I do like to keep a selection of real books for reference purposes. Especially food and cooking books. The list below is not all of my cookbooks but they are the ones I've been turning to the most this year. 

Marijuana Edibles - Laurie Wolf and Mary Thigpen

Marijuana Edibles is a fantastic introductory book for edible makers who are somewhat familiar with infusions but want to take it a step further by making more intricate recipes beyond just cookies and brownies. 

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Betty Crocker’s Picture Cookbook - Betty Crocker

While this specific edition is no longer in print, classics are a classic for a reason and you can still purchase newer versions of the Betty Crocker Picture Cook Book today. This edition was passed down to me from my mom, which was passed down to her from her mom. The best part is that this one has hand written recipes from friends and family slipped between the pages. Grab a copy and start one for your future generations. 

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The 420 Gourmet - Jeff the 420 Chef

The 420 Gourmet takes your infusions to an even higher level with a wide range of recipes from appetizers, main courses, sides, and desserts. You'll learn how to infuse a multi-course meal with this cookbook. 

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Science and Cooking - Michael Brenner, Pia Sörensen, and David Weitz

Sometimes I like to dive into the more technical aspects of cooking and Science and Cooking hits the right spot. Did you know that bread is a foam? Or the difference between saturated and unsaturated fat? Because I do and it's because of this book. 

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Edibles - Stephanie Hua and Coreen Carroll

Another fantastic cannabis cook book, Edibles is full of delicious dessert recipes. In terms of skill level, this book sit squarely between the two already mentioned. I love the way this book is laid out in particular. 

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The Flavor Bible - Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg

This book should be considered necessary for anyone who likes to experiment with new flavors in the kitchen. Cannabis cooking or not. The Flavor Bible is an excellent reference that will help you explore new flavor combinations. Within it's pages are just simply lists of ingredients and what other flavors pair best with them. It's beautiful and it's usefulness is endless. 

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