my resources

All chefs find inspiration from something, someone, or someplace. These books, websites, and TV shows listed have all added to the pool of cooking knowledge within my brain, some much more than others, but nonetheless, they have all contributed in some way. If you have questions about any of them, I'd love to share my opinion.

The Apple Cookbook, by Olwen Woodier
Celebration Breads, by Betsy Oppenneer
Chocolate and the Art of Low-Fat Desserts, by Alice Medrich
The Complete Guide to Bread Machine Baking, by Better Homes and Gardens
The Cooking of the Eastern Mediterranean, by Paula Wolfert
Flavors of the Riviera, by Colman Andrews
Garde Manger, by the Culinary Institute of America
Get Cooking, by Mollie Katzen
Honey: A Connoisseur's Guide with Recipes, by Gene Opton
Honey Feast, by Gene Opton
Honey, I'm Homemade, by May R. Berenbaum and Nils Cordes
Jamie's Food Revolution, by Jamie Oliver
Mangoes and Curry Leaves, by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid
Mollie Katzen's Sunlight Cafe, by Mollie Katzen
Mollie Katzen's Vegetable Heaven, by Mollie Katzen
The New Enchanted Broccoli Forest, by Mollie Katzen
The New Moosewood Cookbook, by Mollie Katzen
Peter Reinhart's Artisan Breads Every Day, by Peter Reinhart
The Pleasure of Whole Grain Breads, by Beth Hensperger and Daniel Clark
Professional Cooking 7th Edition, by Wayne Gisslen
Quinoa 365, by Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming
The Spice Cookbook, by Avanelle Day and Lillie Stuckey
The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without, by Mollie Katzen
The Vegetarian Family Cookbook, by Nava Atlas

The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen, by Jacques Pepin
Born Round, by Frank Bruni
A Day at El Bulli, by Ferran Adria
The Deluxe Food Lover's Companion, by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst
Digital Food Photography, by Lou Manna
Food Journies of a Lifetime, by National Geographic
Gluten-Free Girl, by Shauna Ahern
Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef, by Shauna and Daniel Ahern
The Honey Prescription, by Nathaniel Altman
The Honey Trail, by Grace Pundyk
How to Peel a Peach, by Perla Meyers
Kitchen Confidential, by Anthony Bordain
The Man Who Ate Everything, by Jeffrey Steingarten
The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan
Professional Cooking, by Wayne Gisslen
Serena, Food, & Stories, by Serena Bass
So You Want to Be a Chef, by Lisa M. Brefere, Karen E. Drummond, and Brad Barnes
White House Chef, by Walter Scheib and Andrew Friedman

Bon Appetit
Cooking Light
Cook's Country
Cook's Illustrated
Food & Wine
Taste of Home
Vegetarian Times

Websites (not including the blogs I follow)

TV Shows
Ace of Cakes
Bizarre Foods
Cake Boss
Cupcake Wars
Future Foods
Good Eats
Iron Chef America
Man vs Food
Take Home Chef