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 people's #1 &most listed
    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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    New Cook Book

    Meredith Corporation More
    72
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    Mark Bittman More
    71
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    Craig Claiborne More
    62
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    Mario Batali More
    60
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    Thomas Keller, Susie Heller, Michael Ruhlman More
    57
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    Nigella Lawson More
    56
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    Culinary Institute of America More
    54
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    Rick Rodgers More
    53
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    Jamie Oliver More
    52
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    Jacques Pépin More
    51
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    Marion Cunningham More
    50
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    Todd Wilbur More
    49
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    Martin Yan More
    48
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    Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia More
    48
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    King Arthur Flour More
    48
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    Thomas Keller More
    47
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    Julee Russo More
    46
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    Phaidon Press More
    46
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    Abrams More
    45
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    Thomas McNamee More
    45
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    Michael Ruhlman More
    45
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    44
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    Barbara Kafka More
    44
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    bisquick cookbook

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    Raymond A Sokolov More
    44
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    Madeleine Kamman More
    44
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    Pillsbury Company. More
    44
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    The Kind Diet

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    padma lakshimi "Tangy Tart Hot and Sweet"

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    Nigella Lawson More
    42
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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
    42
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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
    42
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    Lonnette Parks More
    42
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    Deana Gunn More
    42
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    Nigella Lawson More
    42
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    Dawn J Ranck More
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    Rachael Ray More
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    Dos Caminos Mexican Street Food: 120 Authentic Recipes to Make at Home

    Ivy Stark More
    41
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    Puerto Rican cookery

    Carmen Aboy Valldej́uli More
    41
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    Claudia Roden More
    41
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    The German Cookbook

    Mimi Sheraton More
    39
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    Ella Brennan More
    39
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    Meredith Corporation More
    39
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    new! Fast Food Fix: 75+ Amazing Recipe Makeovers of Your Fast Food Restaurant Favorites

    Devin Alexander More
    39
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    Rima Collin, Richard Collin More
    39
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    Harumi Kurihara More
    38
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    The Encyclopedia of Cajun and Creole Cuisine

    John D. Folse More
    38
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    Kitchen of Light: the New Scandinavian Cooking

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