Serenbe Style and Soul

with Marie Nygren



November 2009



Some of my favorite cookbooks

Written by , Posted in "lee bailey" "the way I cook", serenbe

People often ask me which cookbooks I have and since I have too many to name, I thought I would share some of my favorite ones.

I believe there are some cookbooks that are an essential part of a cook’s library.

One of them for me is Lee Bailey’s, The Way I Cook. In 1996 he compiled recipes from 10 books into this one which contains 1300 recipes. He was one of the first to create picture cookbooks.

“My copy is tattered and torn and the binding is worn, which to me shows a well loved cookbook.”

I have all of them and still refer to them often for inspiration. What I love most about him is his style, nothing too fussy or complicated and he always made it look beautiful.

Lee’s cookbooks are available on

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