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10 Authentic European Cookbooks & Recipe Books

If you have ever had a chance to try European dishes, you would agree that the food from this region is more than just something to eat. Each and every dish not only contains exotic and elegant flavors but also reflects the culture and tradition of the local area where that dish comes from.

European cuisine is an art that combines the culinary techniques of many European countries. In this post today, we are thrilled to introduce to you the top 10 European cookbooks that can help you to master this kind of art.

Beyond Borscht: Old-World Recipes from Eastern Europe: Ukraine, Russia, Poland & More

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“Everything is so flavorful and fresh! So glad I bought this. Once this quarantine is lifted and entertaining resumes, I’ll dive into the deserts !”- Amazon Customer

The book is a collection of traditional recipes that have been passed down through many generations in the family of the author. These recipes also are familiar with the childhood of many people who grew up in Eastern Europe.

All the recipes are presented in a good layout, coming with detailed instructions and information about ingredients needed. The author has done a very good job in making these authentic dishes accessible for both novice and professional cooks. If you are craving for European home cook, this book is for you.

About the Author: Tatyana Nesteruk is a cookbook author and a food blogger. She was born in Russia but living with her husband in California now. Her mother and grandmother are the biggest inspirations for her to write amazing cookbooks. They taught her many traditional Eastern European recipes and cooking methods.

The European Cake Cookbook: Discover a New World of Decadence from the Celebrated Traditions of European Baking

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“I’ve been always on a hunt for a good European cake book, and finally found one that I love. I baked a bunch of the cakes from Tatyana’s website and now really excited to finally get this book”- Amazon Customer

This wonderful cookbook leads you through European cuisine via traditional cakes from many countries such as  Italy, France, Russia, Germany, and Switzerland. There are some familiar cakes to you but they will be made in new and unique techniques so that you can taste the exotic flavors of delicious cakes right in your kitchen.

Each recipe comes with beautiful photos and a detailed amount of ingredients required as well as clear steps for cooking. Learning how to bake a cake successfully at first tries is never an easy task, but this book could help you to master the baking technique in a long run.

Mamushka: Recipes from Ukraine and Eastern Europe

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“This is a well written and beautifully photographed cookbook, but in addition to being pleasurable to read and lovely to look at it contains fabulous recipes.”- Amazon Customer

The book includes more than 100 fantastic recipes. Each recipe is the perfect combination of flavors and ingredients of Ukraine and Eastern Europe. They are all family recipes that are simple enough to cook at home and also are suitable for cozy gatherings.

Along with delicious recipes are amazing stories about the cuisine and tradition of the region. This book is a must-have item if you want to know more about the cuisine of Europe.

About the Author: Olia Hercules is a chef and food writer who has have significant fame in the food and cooking industry. She was born in Ukraine and now living in London with her partner and a lovely son. She was horned to be named as one of the Rising Stars of 2015. She has also won several awards for her cookbooks including Mason Award for her first cookbook.

Easy European Cookbook: 200 European Recipes from France, Germany, England, Ireland, and Greece

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“Great recipes. Almost takes me back to being in France”- Amazon Customer

If you want to explore the uniqueness and sophistication of European cuisine, this book is where you should start. The book will provide you over 200 simple yet authentic European recipes from countries such as France, Germany, England, Ireland, and Greece. It will teach you unique cooking techniques to create the real flavor you are looking for.

About the Author: Maggie Chow is a chef and famous cookbook author who has written the series Easy Cookbooks. She has a strong passion for food and cooking. This passionate chef has spent her whole career creating new recipes that are not only delicious but also easy to cook.

Baking at the 20th Century Cafe: Iconic European Desserts from Linzer Torte to Honey Cake

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“Buy this book. It is a treasure. Michelle Polzine has crafted this amazing collection with such care and such love. The recipes are organized and beautifully photographed by Aya Bracket to guide the baker along their journey and delicious discovery of European Desserts”- Amazon Customer

This is another baking cookbook we want to introduce to you. It was named the best cookbook of the year by many famous magazines, that’s why it is on the list.

The book has more than 75 recipes for mouth-watering cakes and desserts. Along with that are helpful tips and advice to help you in preparing ingredients as well as the baking process. European dessert is an art and this book will help you to be an artist right in your kitchen.

About the Author: Michelle Polzine is a chef. She started her cooking career in 1992 and reached her peak in 1995 when she worked for Chapel Hill’s Pyewacket restaurant. Michelle appeared in many famous magazines such as New York Times and Food & Wine. She now residents in San Francisco

The Old World Kitchen: The Rich Tradition of European Peasant Cooking

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“I love this cookbook. It’s full of recipes that take time and labor and elevate inexpensive and basic ingredients into wonders. It’s a joy to read as well, filled with stories about the dishes”- Amazon Customer

The book is a collection of classic European recipes from 25 European countries. This is a treasure for anyone who desires to explore the cuisine of this region. All the recipes are presented in an easy-to-follow layout with familiar ingredients that you can find in any market without too much struggle. Through this book, you can know how to cook simple yet incredible dishes of peasant Europe.

Want to try something new and exotic? This book is a good start.

About the Author: Elisabeth Luard is a journalist and cookbook writer. She has written a bunch of books sharing amazing European recipes created by herself. Along with her food writing career, she is also very active as a journalist. She writes for many magazines such as The Daily Mail, Cambria Magazine, and The Oldie Magazine.

Below is detailed information about her other two European cookbooks:

European Peasant Cookery

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“Excellent. History, culture, fantastic simple and authentic recipes. Great use of humor. Visit any country you like in Europe and experience it by cooking one of these easy recipes. I recommend it very highly”- Amazon Customer

This book will help you know more about the food and eating habit of Europeans. All the recipes provided in the book reflect not only the cuisine features but also interesting historical facts of the region where the food comes from. These recipes have been passed down to many generations and you now can access them easily thanks to this book.

Beautiful illustrations and clear instructions will help your experiences with this cookbook become more interesting and worth trying.

Seasonal European Dishes

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“Elisabeth Luard books are a revelation to me as I read A Year In A Welsh Farmhouse and was hooked with the well versed writing and the delicious recipes so if you enjoy a read as well as a cookbook then look out for her other books, you will not be disappointed”- Amazon Customer

This book is presented according to the months of the year, starting with December. Each season all over Europe will bring you different treats and feasts. The author has written an amazing cookbook offering you incredible recipes for dishes to make on different occasions.

Besides, there’s also interesting folklore about European cuisine in the book to help you understand more about the beauty and uniqueness of one of the most amazing cuisines in the world.

Bread on the Table: Recipes for Making and Enjoying Europe’s Most Beloved Breads

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“This is a great book and I am currently eating bread from this bakery, yummy. However, I would consider this an Intermediate+ bread book. If you have skills in baking bread already and want a new challenge, I would recommend.”- Amazon Customer

This book will widen your knowledge about European breadmaking. It is divided into different sections. There are French, Scandinavian, German, and Italian sections. The book is filled with wonderful recipes for home-made bread which are suitable for family gatherings and can be even served in everyday meals. Detailed steps and gorgeous pictures will impress you even before you start cooking.

However, many recipes require skills and experiences in baking. That’s why if you want something simple and quick, this book may not be the suitable one for you.

About the Author: David Norman is a professional bread baker in Texas. He has worked for many famous restaurants in several cities in the US. He also teaches baking classes at Institutes and even at his home.

Alpine Cooking: Recipes and Stories from Europe’s Grand Mountaintops

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“This is a perfect book. It is inspiring, exciting, informative, beautiful, well written, and the recipes (at least as far as I have gotten through them) are spot on”- Amazon Customer

The book offers 80 fantastic recipes for simple treats, salads, pies and so much more. They are so simple to make and the pictures that come with each recipe are stunning. Along with that, incredible stories about the culture and cuisine of European countries such as Italia, Swiss, French,…are also told in the book. This book will open your mind in many ways.

About the Author: Meredith Erickson is a cookbook author and journalist. She is the co-author of many famous cookbooks. She is now working for several magazines as a writer. She doesn’t resident in a fixed place but travels between Montreal and Milan.

We hope you like this post and finally find out your favorite European cookbooks. Meanwhile, we welcome you to explore our site and discover more cookbook recommendations from the same cuisine below.

Doris Frasier

Hi. I'm Doris! I am a foodie that has traveled to 78 countries and loves trying cuisines from different countries. I try anything related to food and share my opinions on this blog. Send me a message with any requests!
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