The Most Must-Have Cookbooks Books

The Most Must-Have Cookbooks

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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, or even some classic cookbooks everyone should own, if they are missing. 

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    Irma S. Rombauer

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    Simone Beck, Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle

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    Meredith Corporation

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    Culinary Institute of America

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    The Editor's at America's Test Kitchen, America's Test Kitchen

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    Abrams

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    Craig Claiborne

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    Jacques Pépin

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    Fannie Farmer, Marion Cunningham

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    Thomas Keller, Susie Heller, Michael Ruhlman

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    Dawn J Ranck

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    Thomas McNamee

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    Jamie Oliver

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    Thomas Keller

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    Mimi Sheraton

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    Raymond A Sokolov

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    Mario Batali

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    Rima Collin, Richard Collin

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    Julee Russo

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    Madeleine Kamman

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    Pillsbury Company.

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    Todd Wilbur

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    Phaidon Press

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    John D. Folse

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    King Arthur Flour

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    Carmen Aboy Valldej́uli

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    Nigella Lawson

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    Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

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    Deana Gunn

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    Michael Ruhlman

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    Martin Yan

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    Camilla V Saulsbury

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    Ella Brennan

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    Lonnette Parks

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    Nigella Lawson

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    Barbara Kafka

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    Meredith Corporation

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    Claudia Roden

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    Rachael Ray

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    Nigella Lawson

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    Esther Brody

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    Victoria Pearson, Alicia Silverstone

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