I think that my love of cooking grew out of my love of reading about cooking. When I was a kid, we had a bookcase in the kitchen filled with cookbooks. I would eat all my meals reading about meals I could have been having. ~Samantha Bee
Here are 10 free cookbooks available online as pdf files, with a bit of something for everyone. Whether you like cooking, or prefer reading about it, you’ll find something in this list.
You don’t need to sign up or submit your email address to access any of them.
Just click on the link and you’ll go straight to the book.
- The Good Eats Cookbook
Every recipe (to 2005) from the Food Network’s Show ‘Good Eats’ starring Alton Brown
- The Stone Soup Cookbook
Minimalist home-cooking from the www.thestonesoup.com
- The Food Day Cookbook
Recipes from top American chefs to celebrate Food Day 2012
- Recipe Finder Cookbook
Budget and kid-friendly recipes from the American Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
- Healthy Cooking, Healthy Living: The Beginner’s Cookbook Manual
A learn-to-cook manual from the city of Hamilton designed for using with young people
- Deliciously Healthy Dinners
Health-conscious recipes from the US Department of Health and Human Services
- Cooking with Pulses
Healthy, affordable recipes from Pulse Canada, with tips and instructions for cooking beans, peas and lentils.
- Fast Meals and Quick Snacks: A Cookbook for Teens
Nutrition information and easy recipes for new cooks
- Vegan on a Shoestring
Vegan recipes and food politics from Concordia University’s People’s Potato soup kitchen
- Molasses and More
Sweet and savory recipes from Crosby’s.
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