Learn English – a book about cooking called?

grammaticalityword-choice

What would be the right sentence to use to say that I am reading a book about cooking?

  • I am reading a cooking book
  • I am reading a cook book

Please explain the reason for the choice.

Best Answer

A cooking book would be an odd thing to say. Cook-book (with or without a hyphen, and with or without a space) is fine, and so is cookery book.