Cool Cookbooks by Local Authors

Home cooking has become a renewed hobby for some and a totally new adventure for others. Here is a list of some cookbooks written by local authors and chefs, with a range of topics, from comfort food, specific cuisine styles, and ingredients, to improving intuitive cooking skills. Whatever your experience level, novice or an Iron Chef, there’s something on this list to inspire you. These books are widely available with online sellers, or if you have a small local bookstore near you, consider ordering a copy there to pick up.

Cast Iron Gourmet: 80 Amazing Recipes With Less Fuss & Fewer Dishes
By Megan Keno, Founder of Country Cleaver

Chinese Soul Food: A Friendly Guidefor Homemade Dumplings, Stir-Fries, Soups, & More
By Hsiao-Ching Chou

Home Cooking
By Kate McDermott

How to Taste: the Curious Cook’s Handbook to Seasoning and Balance, from Umami to Acid & Beyond with Recipes
By Becky Selengut

Let’s Stay In: More than 120 Recipes to Nourish the People You Love
By Ashley Rodriguez

Lush: A Season by Season Celebration of Craft Beer & Produce
By Jacquelyn Dodd

Macrina Bakery: Seasons
By Leslie Mackie & Louis Whitford

My Rice Bowl: Korean Cooking Outside the Lines
By Rachel Yang & Jess Thomson

The Pacific Northwest Seafood Cookbook: Salmon, Crab, Oysters & More
By Naomi Tomky

Pasta, Pretty Please: A Vibrant Approach to Handmade Noodles
By Linda Miller Nicholson

Rustic Joyful Food: Generations
By Danielle Kartes

Scraps, Peels, & Stems: Recipes & Tips for Rethinking Food Waste at Home
By Jill Lightner

Seafood Lover’s Pacific Northwest: Restaurants, Markets, Recipes & Traditions
By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Simply Real Eating: Everyday Recipes and Rituals for a Healthy Life Made Simple
By Sarah Adler

Washington Wine + Food: The Cookbook
By Julien Perry


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