I haven’t had the chance to travel overseas in recent years, and I find myself yearning for those adventures. My last European escapade was in celebration of my 40th birthday back in 2019. To quench my wanderlust, I’ve discovered a delightful way to bring a touch of Europe into my own kitchen—cookbooks. These culinary treasures allow me to immerse myself in the flavors and cultures of different countries, right from the comfort of my home. Even while traveling, you can never sample all the exquisite dishes a destination has to offer, so why not recreate them in your kitchen? Here are five cookbooks that can keep you cooking up Europe in your own kitchen.
1. French Pastry Made Simple: Foolproof Recipes for Éclairs, Tarts, Macarons and More
If you’ve been following my blog, you know of my deep love for France. This cookbook, authored by an American chef living in Versailles, is one of my all-time favorites. (She also offers in-person classes). You can read my cull review of French Pastry Made Simple: Foolproof Recipes for Eclairs, Tarts, Macarons and More here.
2. Giada’s Italy: My Recipes for La Dolce Vita: A Cookbook
3. The Forest Feast Mediterranean: Simple Vegetarian Recipes Inspired by My Travels
4. The Greek Slow Cooker: Easy, Delicious Recipes From the Heart of the Mediterranean
5. The Roads to Rome: A Cookbook
If, like me, you’re craving a taste of Europe but can’t make the journey right now, these cookbooks offer a delicious alternative. Keep cooking up Europe in your own kitchen to crave some of your wanderlust, I know I will be. Let me know which cookbook you try first.