Zak and I have a lot of favorite media sources and want everyone to love them as much as we do. Here’s our favorites:
I love everything from their Podcast to their highly-searchable recipes to their personalities and their break-off brands (Basically & Healthy-ish).
They also have a Podcast that I love!
Dining In – Allison Roman
I got this cookbook for Christmas (thanks Emma!) and it’s not only beautiful but legit every recipe we’ve tried is good. I also love the few sidebars throughout the book (“Why Are You Always Asking Me to Toast My Nuts” is a particular fav)
Such reliable recipes and I love her whole vibe of cooking out of a Brooklyn kitchen. It’s crazy to me that she creates all of these recipes – and she has great notes for substitutes and other helpful things with each recipe
She also writes a weekly newsletter!
If you want the perfect recipe for something – look to Cooks Illustrated. The recipes are usually a little more intensive, but they have helpful videos on the website and sometimes it’s fun to learn something “the right way” so you know what it’s supposed to take like before you start riffing. Requires a subscription – but they also have a cookbook that we cook out of all the time.
Cook90 – David Tamarkin
This is who and what I started meal prepping from. The idea is to cook every meal for 30 days (or 90 meals in a row). I don’t know if I’m a Cook90 person (I’ve always been a pretty forgiving of myself and not willing to commit myself to an entire month) but turns out, I am a meal-prep person… hence this website.
SALT FAT ACID HEAT – Samin Nosrat
Zak got this cookbook for me a few years ago and I absolutely love it. The first half is all about taking a step back and teaching you some basics (salt your water!) and then the back half are recipes for how to teach you the techniques she taught you about in the first half. This cookbook has definitely made me a better, more self-reliant cook.
Small Victories – Julia Turshen
This cookbook has the best lasagna recipe ever and convinced me to learn to make my own pasta. I find this cookbook very accessible – not too many recipes in each section and variations for each one.
The Dave Chang Show Podcast
I started listening to this a few weeks ago from a friend’s recommendation (hi Paola!) and although I was a little skeptical at first (because Dave Chang can come off a little bro-ey) but he’s really thoughtful and introspective on this podcast and he has pretty awesome guests. Recommend to start with the Ethics of Eating Meat episode