Cookbooks are a widespread non - fictional genre that often contain a variety of recipes and culinary techniques. Rather than culinary techniques, recipe books provide the theme and cooking methods of many food critics and chefs. A cookbook is a collection of recipes, methods, and information on food preparation and serving. A cookbook, at its best, is also a record and archive of the exquisite skill of cookery, a craft whose classics just for consumption—would otherwise be lost. They provide us with methodologies, new recipes, ideas for expanding our palates, and reflections on existing approaches, all of which is really beneficial. Purchase and read online!