The Most Must-Have Cookbooks Books
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The Most Must-Have Cookbooks

List Criteria: All encompassing, general cookbooks that teach readers about everything from technique, ingredients to cooking

These are the cookbooks everyone should own, ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Add your favorite cookbooks to this list, and help rank the best cookbooks on the market. From books about baking to the best recipe collections for the holidays, these are the essential cookbooks every cook should have on their shelves. Some are simply basic cookbooks you must own, like Joy of Cooking, while others are more advanced and are cookbooks every chef should own, like Thomas Keller's Bouchon. Rank these must have cookbooks and add your favorites if they are missing. 

What are the most must-have cookbooks of all time? Vote and comment below. 

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    most listed Irma S. Rombauer

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    Simone Beck, Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle

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    Meredith Corporation

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    Fannie Farmer, Marion Cunningham

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    Culinary Institute of America

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    Thomas Keller, Susie Heller, Michael Ruhlman

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    Thomas Keller

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    Madeleine Kamman

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    Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

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    Nigella Lawson

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    Phaidon Press

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    Michael Ruhlman

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    Nigella Lawson

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    Nigella Lawson

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