- Bountiful's Rebellious Kale and Chicken Egg Rolls
- Chicken and Barley Like You've Never Seen It
- Nigel Slater's Blackberry Focaccia
- Jonathan Waxman's Way
- Garlicky Chicken Thighs from The Chew’s Missing Mario Batali
- A Guide to Pintxos from The Basque Book
- What It's Like to Cook with Dominique Crenn
- This Cookbook Will Help You Reinvent Your Meals in the New Year
- The Indelible Betty Crocker Cookbook
- Mario Batali's $1,200 Lunchbox Fund Cookbook Party
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My Sim self making mac and cheese.
Using the Create-A-Sim tool, I came up with an avatar that has the above-mentioned personality traits. My Sim self reads cookbooks (such as Cooking Vol. 2: Why You Need Baking Soda), takes cooking classes at the local grocery store and practices making everything from mac and cheese to sushi, all in an effort to move up from Kitchen Scullion to Celebrated Five-Star Chef at Little Corsican Bistro.
So far, things are going pretty well in my virtual life: I’ve eaten pancakes and waffles for breakfast every day, gotten promoted twice and "acquired" new furniture for my home (OK, so I stole lamps and chairs from the bistro, but kleptomania is an acceptable mental disorder in The Sims 3). I just hope my stealing habit won't derail my culinary aspirations.