The Most Must-Have Cookbooks Books

The Most Must-Have Cookbooks

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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. 

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

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    The Joy of Cooking

    Irma S. Rombauer More
    100
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    Simone Beck, Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle More
    93
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    Meredith Corporation More
    76
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    Mark Bittman More
    70
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    Abrams More
    56
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    Thomas Keller, Susie Heller, Michael Ruhlman More
    55
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    Culinary Institute of America More
    54
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    Nigella bites

    Nigella Lawson More
    53
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    Marion Cunningham More
    52
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    Jacques Pépin More
    51
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    Rick Rodgers More
    51
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    The German Cookbook

    Mimi Sheraton More
    51
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    Thomas Keller More
    50
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    Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia More
    50
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    Deana Gunn More
    48
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    Raymond A Sokolov More
    47
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    When French Women Cook

    Madeleine Kamman More
    47
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    Dos Caminos Mexican Street Food: 120 Authentic Recipes to Make at Home

    Ivy Stark More
    47
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    The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001-2011

    The Editor's at America's Test Kitchen, America's Test Kitchen More
    47
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    Jamie Oliver More
    45
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    Dawn J Ranck More
    45
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    Rima Collin, Richard Collin More
    45
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    Thomas McNamee More
    44
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    The Encyclopedia of Cajun and Creole Cuisine

    John D. Folse More
    44
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    Pillsbury Company. More
    43
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    Craig Claiborne More
    43
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    Todd Wilbur More
    41
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    Mario Batali More
    41
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    Lidia's Italy: 140 Simple and Delicious Recipes from the Ten Places in Italy Lidia Loves Most

    Lidia Matticchio Bastianich More
    41
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    King Arthur Flour More
    40
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    Camilla V Saulsbury More
    40
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    Aquavit: And the New Scandinavian Cuisine

    Marcus Samuelsson More
    39
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    Lonnette Parks More
    39
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    Michael Ruhlman More
    39
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    bisquick cookbook

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    Rachael Ray More
    38
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    Julee Russo More
    38
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    Meredith Corporation More
    38
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    Barbara Kafka More
    37
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    Kitchen of Light: the New Scandinavian Cooking

    37
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    Phaidon Press More
    37
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    Ella Brennan More
    37
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    Martin Yan More
    37
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    Fast Food Fix: 75+ Amazing Recipe Makeovers of Your Fast Food Restaurant Favorites

    Devin Alexander More
    37
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    The New Good Housekeeping Cookbook

    Good Housekeeping More
    36
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    Laurel's kitchen

    Laurel Robertson, Carol Flinders More
    36
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    Carmen Aboy Valldej́uli More
    36
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    Harumi Kurihara More
    36
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    The Kind Diet

    36
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