Discovering new delicacies is a lot easier with a cookbook. However, there is a vast selection of cookbooks to choose from in Malaysia. To make choosing easier, here are essential things to consider when looking for a cookbook that is right for you.

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Your Guide to Choosing a Cookbook in Malaysia

Due to the wide array of cookbooks on the market, choosing the right one can be a challenge. But don’t fret because here is a list of things that will help you decide easier. Keeping in mind the following points below will not only fulfill your need for getting the right cookbook but you will also discover and practice great recipes. You’ll be serving gastronomic delicacies from around the world to your dining table which you and your family will surely enjoy.

Determine the type of cuisine you want to cook

First off, you must figure out what kinds of cuisine you want to make. If you want to try local dishes, it is best to get a book that has various local or traditional recipes in it. Such book not only improves your cooking prowess but also your knowledge about the local dishes in your town or country in a comprehensive way. On the other hand, if you want to make various delicacies from other parts of the world, say popular cuisines in Thailand, then you’d better pick a Thai cookbook. Making cuisines out of international recipes will help you discover the unique ingredients, names, and taste of each country in terms of cooking. Not only that, it also enhances your culinary expertise and as well as your knowledge about a country’s culture. Apart from these, here are other types of cookbooks with recipes that you may want to try:

Vegetarian Cookbook

If you are into a healthy lifestyle, making new meat-free delicacies is easy with the help of a vegetarian cookbook. Having this kind of cookbook is a must-have in any kitchen and might come in handy during dinner parties. For instance, your boss’ wife who’s a vegetarian comes in for your dinner party, having at least two or three delectable meat-free dishes will surely satisfy her. In that way, your boss will be happy seeing his wife enjoying her dinner. Moreover, a vegetarian cookbook not only enhances your skill in cooking vegetables but also adds versatility in your cooking prowess.

Super Simple Cookbook

Make simple delicacies for yourself, friends or family by using only 5 ingredients or less with a super simple cookbook. This type of cookbook doesn’t need you to pick up tons of items from the grocery store. However, it sometimes contains recipes that include packaged products, so better try to avoid those if you are health-conscious. Always go for recipes with raw ingredients which will benefit your health.

Look for Cookbooks with Visual Guides

Once you figure out what type of cookbook you want, the next step is to check if it has photos. One of the biggest elements that make a cookbook effective and easy to understand is its picture. A cookbook that doesn’t have images is less appealing compared to one that is filled with visual guides and eye-catching photos of dishes. Cookbooks with visual guides help a lot in cooking, unlike text-based ones as you have to use your imagination in following the instructions. Nevertheless, you can cook food out of a text-based cookbook as long as the recipes come with well-written and clear instructions.

Aside from cookbooks, you can also find a great selection of reading materials online such as linguistic books, children's books, comics and so much more!