Over the last 10 years I have built an amazing collection of Italian cookbooks that I am really proud of; both Italian and English written. There is nothing I love to do more than relax with a new edition, read it front to back like a novel while absorbing as much inspiration for my everyday home cooking. Sometimes, I get asked to advise on which Italian cookbook someone couldn’t live without. But its not always an easy question to answer as its really dependant on the individual and what they are looking for. Here I have grouped my favourites depending on the cook books general theme. I hope you find this useful and find your dream Italian cookbook.
General Italian cook books – all these books have a great selection of recipes highlighting the best in Italian cooking.
Italian food – ‘encyclopedias’ – These books are fantastic to give you an understanding of Italian food terminology and Italian translation.
Italian Regional cooking collections – these cook books are focused on describing Italian regional cooking.
Italian food travel books – These books are great guides on what to eat in regional Italy when on your travels.
Cookbooks by region
Southern Italian cooking
You may also be interested to read about my top 5 Italian cookbooks for 2017.