The Epicurious Cookbook by Tanya Steel

The Epicurious Cookbook

For home cooks hungry for make-again recipes, here is an impeccably curated collection from Epicurious with more than 250 of their "4-fork" recipes, conveniently compiled in a book with new photography, new headnotes, and informative user tips. Epicurious is, undisputedly, the most respected website for people who like to cook. In their first-ever cookbook, the Epicurious editors have culled their extraordinary database of 180,000 recipes and sel...

Details The Epicurious Cookbook

TitleThe Epicurious Cookbook
Release DateOct 30th, 2012
PublisherClarkson Potter Publishers
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Cooking, Nonfiction, Food, Reference

Reviews The Epicurious Cookbook

  • Steven Peterson
    This is, in a very real sense, a populist cookbook. As the Editor, Tanya Steel, says at the outset ". . .our enormous global family of passionate cooks are the real authors of this cookbook." Steel and other editors had their choice of 180,000 recipes appearing on the Epicurious web site ( Some were by major chefs (e.g., Tom Colicchio) and others by ordinary folks sharing their recipes. Those going to the web site can rate recipes...
  • ❄️✨ Kat ✨❄️
    Great recipe collection. There's something for everyone in here - a wide range of tastes is covered.
  • Jennifer Rayment
    The Good Stuff Incredible variety of recipes Lots of interesting & unusual combinations Each recipe has comments from Epicurious users Wife wants you to know the Index is fabulous The banana bread recipe is the best we have ever used - Jen makes an excellent banana bread but this one is even better I didn't have time to make any of the recipes so Jen actually did all the cooking and baking -- she's getting better too The pictures make the recip...
  • Jennie
    Please do not read this if you are hungry!!Fantastic book chalked full of great recipes, photographs, vegetarian and meat dishes. I lost track and sticky notes halfway through.Some of my favourites:Asparagus fingerling potato and goat cheese pizza, lemon ice cream sandwiches with blueberry swirl, grilled salmon and baby bok choy with ginger and garlic. Whether you're entertaining or just need new meal ideas this is a great place to start.Highly r...
  • Natashya KitchenPuppies
    The best that Epicurious has to offer, all in one delicious book! See my full review here -http://livinginthekitchenwithpuppies....
  • Rebecca
    Pictures of recipes? Yes.Commentary on recipes? Yes.Nutrition facts? No.Recipe Style? All over the place. Whatever recipes the website's users voted for.Any keepers? A couple.I am not a user of this website, and I don't particularly feel inclined to start doing so after this book. There were a couple of jewels in here, but I didn't find it to be terribly inspiring.
  • Julie H.
    I love getting cookbooks at the library, experimenting with a number of new things and, on occasions where we find dishes/items that enter the hallowed ranks of our go-to meals, I then purchase the book and add it to our household's cookbook arsenal. The Epicurious Cookbook is definitely going to be an early fall purchase. We've tried several recipes in the week I've had the book, and I'm having a very hard time deciding whether it's the recipe f...
  • Ingrid Hardy
    I already own an Epicurious cooking magazine - a thick magazine where we've already tried - and approved - about fifteen recipes. They are dependable and very good, so buying this book was not a risk, in my eyes.I spent way more hours than I should have reading this book (I LIKE to read cookbooks), and have picked out AT LEAST fifty that I know I'll try, and there are many more that might get a test run, depending on my mood and budget for the da...
  • Danny
    I won this recipe book through Goodread's "Giveaway." It's a great recipe book! Layout of the recipes makes it easy to read as you cook. The book is broken down into recipes for each of the four seasons which I really like. One thing that the recipe does lack that I think would be a good idea would to have an estimated time to make each recipe from start to finish so that if I need a quick recipe I can scan the pages for one that takes less time....
  • Lori Grecco
    As a frequent visitor to the Epicurious website, I was thrilled to see that they were finally putting out a cookbook and I am happy to say that this book does not disappoint. I have read the recipes from cover to cover and have already bookmarked more than three-quarters of them to try! I like the seasonal layout for the recipes and the authors have clearly worked hard to include a broad sampling of foods including breakfast, starters, breads, de...
  • Elena
    I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I feel so lucky, because it is absolutely wonderful! It's edited really well with a nice mix of quick/easy and more time-consuming recipes, beautiful pictures, and easy to follow instructions. I'll update this review as I make some of the dishes! :) Recipe 1: Triple Chocolate Cookies. These were a big crowd pleaser! The recipe called for 1/4 cupfuls on the cookie sheet, but I'll probably make mine sma...
  • Melody Chaney
    I won this book through the giveaways, and was SO excited. I have used the Epicurious app in the past, and really like it! The great thing about Epicurious is the recipes make you feel and look like a five star chef! Yet all are relatively simple to cook. I'm someone who usually likes to google. Ill think i want some peanut butter cookies and google for a recipe. The problem then is I'm lost the next time I want the same thing. This cookbook alle...
  • Robert Hudder
    Wow. Unfortunately this cookbook read like a collection of different people's good recipes loosely organized. It offers no insight into the website, the users of the website or the food and recipes included. It has definitely peaked my interest in writing a blog post in defence of the cookbook. It only takes a recipe book for me to see what I value in my cookbook collection and why. I have tried some of the recipes. They are all good. The book is...
  • Sydney
    This is far and away one of the best cookbook investments I’ve made. I bought this when I was living abroad for half a year and left all my own cookbooks at home (cooking off a laptop screen is harder than I thought it would be). In here are some fantastic burger recipes, gluten-free cake, and my favorite recipes for mussels. This is for beginners and the most well-trained chef, including both instructions for basics and traditional fare turned...
  • E
    Great great cook book. If you are an uber heavy user of you don't need to buy this book because these are really some of their best recipes (the site often features them.) I only give it 4 stars because if you use the same recipes on the site you get the user reviews and recommendations. Seriously, these recipes are great and since they are the top rated recipes of the site, they do come out every time.
  • Natasha A.
    I borrowed this from the public library (I usually do that so I can check them out before I spend money on them) and then went on to buy the ebook.The recipes look amazing. There is a good balance of beginner/easy to the more complex/advanced.My only complaint is I feel there are just not enough pictures.
  • Gina Enk
    Five stars for this cookbook, although four forks would definitely be more appropriate! Epicurious has delivered a fabulous cookbook that finds the perfect balance between Epicurious member's recipes and recipes from professionals. I won this book as a Goodreads first read and I'm looking forward to using it in the kitchen.
  • Sarah
    Okay, I don't know if it's cheating to include a cookbook for my reading challenge, but I'll take what I can get. This is an excellent cookbook--ranging from various levels of difficulty. Most importantly, it has full-page photos! My favorite part? Many of the recipes include a "MAKE AHEAD" box at the bottom, which gives you instructions on making recipes a day or two beforehand.
  • Norma Campbell
    Great variety and nutritional information for each recipe. I was disappointed with the organization that makes it very frustrating to find recipes. I also expected more pictures of dishes. There are too many steps in the recipes for busy weeknights for my family. I would save them for weekends and special occasions when I have more time to spend in the kitchen.
  • Deena
    This book is lovely. Epicurious is my go-to website for recipes, and it's nice to have a full color album of some of their best selections. The photos are gorgeous, and I'm sure it will soon be a well-thumbed copy in my kitchen.
  • Judy
    another goodreads win! The recipes in this book look awesome to try! I can not wait to actually go through some and make some of them. I flipped through and seen a few I will try and the pictures of course always help to make them look yummier!
  • Katy
    Nice book, great recipes. Hope to make most of them eventually.
  • Judith Kerr
    A wonderful cookbook!! The editors have culled the best recipes from the site. I will use many of these. The book is organized by season, which is a new method to me, but it works.
  • Jane
    Some wonderful recipes in this book.
  • lisa
    Someday I will muster the energy to try some of these recipes, but I will NOT use as much cream as they call for.
  • Beka
    Lots of nice recipes and yummy pictures.
  • Elizabeth
    Pasta Fafiola is very good and so is the classic spinach and artichoke dip.
  • Kitty
    I just really don't like the layout I couldn't finish it
  • Liz De Coster
    Not much here you can't find on the website.