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List Rules 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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151 20
The Joy of Cooking Standard Ed... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks

2
105 24
Mastering the Art of French Co... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
Simone Beck, Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle

3
77 24
New Cook Book is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
Meredith Corporation

4
72 25
How to Cook Everything: 2,000 ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks

5
39 19
The Complete America's Test Ki... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
zxray added The Editor's at America's Test Kitchen, America's Test Kitchen

6
34 16
The Professional Chef is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
Culinary Institute of America

7
41 22
The New York Times Cookbook is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
Craig Claiborne

8
37 16
Jacques Pepin's Complete Techn... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks

9
28 18
Taste of Home is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
Abrams

10
34 26
The French Laundry Cookbook is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
Thomas Keller, Susie Heller, Michael Ruhlman

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20 11
Boston Cooking-School Cook Boo... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
Fannie Farmer, Marion Cunningham

12
38 19
Cook with Jamie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
Jamie Oliver

13
23 19
Bouchon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
Thomas Keller

14
17 12
How to cook is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
Raymond A Sokolov

15
15 18
Alice Waters and Chez Panisse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks

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24 22
Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks

17
18 15
Lidia's Italy: 140 Simple and ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks

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15 16
The German cookbook is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
zxray added Mimi Sheraton

19
16 16
The New Orleans Cookbook is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
Rima Collin, Richard Collin

20
24 16
The Silver Spoon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
Phaidon Press

21
18 11
Best Cookies Cookbook is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
Pillsbury Company.

22
12 15
The Encyclopedia of Cajun and ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks

23
16 10
The Silver Palate Cookbook is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks

24
18 13
The King Arthur Flour Cookie C... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks

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20 32
Nigella bites is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
Nigella Lawson