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Laura's Favorite Cookbooks

Our founder Laura rounded up three of her most-loved cookbooks, including one that inspired the beginning of Dinner Belle. We highly suggest these cookbooks for every home cook. Let us know if you try any recipes!

It's All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes For The Super-Busy Home Cook by Gwyneth Paltrow and Thea Baumann

"Gwyneth Paltrow is back to share more than 125 of her favorite recipes that can be made in the time it would take to order takeout (which often contains high quantities of fat, sugar, and processed ingredients). All the dishes are surprisingly tasty, with little or no sugar, fat, or gluten."

WHY IT'S A FAVORITE: Yes, GP is a celebrity, but you still have to give this book a chance. A fresh take on eating healthy. Sexy and practical.

FAVORITE RECIPE: Cashew Cream, page 247

Dishing Up The Dirt: Simple Recipes For Cooking Through The Seasons by Andrea Bemis

"Andrea Bemis, the creator of the popular farm-to-table blog Dishing Up the Dirt builds on her success with this beautiful, simple, seasonally driven cookbook, featuring more than 100 inventive and delicious whole-foods recipes and dozens of color photographs.​"

WHY IT'S A FAVORITE: This was such an epiphany to me when I read it. It's full of fantastic, seasonal recipes written by a farmer.

FAVORITE RECIPE: Roasted Ratatouille Toast, page 116

Simply Organic: A Cookbook For Sustainable, Seasonal, And Local Ingredients by Jesse Ziff Cool

"The world is changing, and along with it, so must our eating habits. Author and restaurateur Jesse Ziff Cool has compiled over 30 years of knowledge about organic, local, and sustainable food into one magnificent cookbook. With 150 enticing recipes, Simply Organic encourages home cooks to embrace organics as a lifestyle rather than a fad.​"

WHY IT'S A FAVORITE: This is the book that was the inspiration for Dinner Belle. Seasonal recipes written by a chef in California.

FAVORITE RECIPE: Roasted Chicken and Peaches: page 90

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