I guess you can tell by some of my articles that I'm a Food Network fan. Besides the Food Network I also enjoy cooking shows on PBS, the Travel Channel and Discovery Heatlh and any where else I find them. Even as a child I enjoyed a local cooking show and would often order recipes I saw on the show. Now for the most part, if you have a computer and printer you can print out recipes from shows you see on TV. Even though that's true I love cookbooks and usually want most I see. I'm sure it's an addiction but one that I truely enjoy.
I can't afford to pay full price for cookbooks so for the longest time I had very few from Food Network personalities. I get most of my cookbooks from yard sales, flea markets, thrift stores, used book stores, the paperback swap site (you can get hardbacks there too), from my Mom (who also goes to yard sales and flea markets) and from others as gifts. I have a small book shelf filled with books by PBS personalities and another one with those fron Food Network personalities.
Here's a list of the Food Network ones. Actually some of them belong to my 26 year old daughter, but until she marries and moves out we'll share them.
Barefoot Contessa at Home, Ina Garten: I love to cook from this one and have made many of the recipes.
Eat This Book by Tyler Florence: Although I enjoy Tyler's shows and have tried many of his recipes this is not a favorite to cook from. There are a few recipes I like though.
New Soul Cooking by Tanya Holland: This is one of the rare ones I paid full price for when I visited the 2004 LA Times Book Festival and had it autographed. Love this one and it has great recipes.
Emeril's PotLuck - Good one to cook from and I've made a few recipes.
Emeril's There's a Chef in my World: Fun one to read and cook with children.
Emeril Lagasse Everyday's a Party: Love the fried turkey from this one and it also has a reicpe for Emeril's BAM seasoning.
Emeril's TV Dinners: haven't cooking from this one much
Prime Time Emeril : another one haven't cooked from much
The Official Book of Iron Chef: This one is fun to read and look at the photos if you're an Iron Chef fan.
Paula Deen Celebrates: Also a fun one to read and cook southern dishes from.
The Lady and Sons Savannah Country Cookbook by Paula Deen: If you've eaten at her restaurant or just wanted to this is a great addition to a cookbook collection.
How to Eat by Nigella Lawson: This is the one of her's I've cooked from the least.
Feast by Nigella Lawson: Love the recipes in this one and have tried several. It's also fun to read about holidays you might not be familiar with or to find recipes for your favorite holidays. Some of the recipes in this one were also on the show by the same name on FN.
Nigella Bites: Fun one to read and cook from. Recipes from the show by the same name. It was on style and E.
Forever Summer by Nigella Lawson Another fun one to read and cook from and she also had a show by this name on Style and E. Hubby paid full price for this autographed copy for my anniversary and birthday one year.
Nigella Express: The companion book to the show by the same name that's on FN at the moment. This is my favorite one to cook from so far.
30 Minute Get Real Meals by Rachael Ray: I enjoy cooking fom her books.
365 No Repeats by Rachael Ray: Another good one to cook from.
Express Lane Meals by Rachael Ray: Enjoy cooking from this one too. Probably the fave of the ones I have.
Rachael Ray Kid Food: I was disapointed with this one since the recipes all appear in her other books. My great niece wouldn't eat any of the recipes.
Gale Gand's Short and Sweet: Love this one and it has many recipes we've tried and enjoyed. I got this one also for the LA Times Book Festival and had her sign it to my daughter Sarita.
Butter Sugar Flour Eggs by Gail Gand: Just got this one recently so have only tried a couple reicpes so far.
Al Roker's Hassle Free Holiday Cookbook: Fun one.
Young and Hungry by Dave Liberman: Also haven't cooked from this one. I do enjoy his shows and have tried a few of his recipes from them.
It's All American Food by David Rosengarten: Haven't cooked from this one yet.
Cooking Thin with Chef Kathelen: Got this one recently and hope to try some recipes soon.
Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller: This is also a new addition so I haven't cooked from it yet. I have tried some her recipes from the show by the same name and enjoyed them.