I would be okay getting paid in cookbooks.
  1. Seven Spoons by Tara O'Brady
    Gorgeous photos, thoughtful writing. Everything I've made so far is amazing, especially the biscuits, chocolate chip cookies, twangy blueberry sauce, candied cacao nibs, and Vietnamese-inspired sausage rolls.
  2. Bowl + Spoon by Sara Forte
    I love bowl food. Sara's recipes are always A+. On my list to make: Flourless Stone Fruit Breakfast Crumble, Strawberry Tabbouleh, and Spring Noodles with Artichokes, Pecorino, and Charred Lemon.
  3. How To Eat by Nigella Lawson
    I love Nigella's thoughts on cooking/the kitchen - I read her for the text alone, although her recipes are also fab. (And, once she left a comment on my Instagram. I took a screen shot, sent it to my husband, and couldn't stop freaking out.)
  4. Modern Sauces - Martha Holmberg
    I love this book. All kinds of sauces! For everything! With tons of helpful hints! On my to-do list: Cheater's Carbonara Sauce, Creamy, Lemon Butter Sauce, Caramelized Onion Coulis, Garlicky Potato Sauce
  5. Notes From The Larder - Nigel Slater
    I am always reading this book. Always. (As well as Tender and Ripe.)
  6. Flavor Flours - Alice Medeich
    Alice Medrich is a genius. Her recipes never fail. Heard her speak recently and learned piles of helpful information in those 30 minutes. She's the real deal.
  7. Moosewood Restaurant Daily Special
    I learned how to make soup in college from cooking through this book. Such a great collection of recipes. I always pull it out this time of year for my soup/salad fix.