Cooking The Most Must-Have Cookbooks  

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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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158 21
The Joy of Cooking Standard Ed... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
2
114 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
81 26
New Cook Book is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
Meredith Corporation
4
74 26
How to Cook Everything: 2,000 ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
5
43 20
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
38 17
The Professional Chef is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
Culinary Institute of America
7
44 16
Jacques Pepin's Complete Techn... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
8
45 23
The New York Times Cookbook is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
Craig Claiborne
9
29 20
Taste of Home is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
Abrams
10
23 12
Boston Cooking-School Cook Boo... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
Fannie Farmer, Marion Cunningham
11
36 28
The French Laundry Cookbook is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
Thomas Keller, Susie Heller, Michael Ruhlman
12
39 22
Cook with Jamie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
Jamie Oliver
13
18 13
How to cook is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
Raymond A Sokolov
14
24 22
Bouchon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
Thomas Keller
15
17 21
Alice Waters and Chez Panisse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
16
21 17
Lidia's Italy: 140 Simple and ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
17
19 17
The New Orleans Cookbook is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
Rima Collin, Richard Collin
18
18 18
The German cookbook is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
zxray added Mimi Sheraton
19
21 11
The Silver Palate Cookbook is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
20
24 25
Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
21
15 16
The Encyclopedia of Cajun and ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
22
26 18
The Silver Spoon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
Phaidon Press
23
24 34
Nigella bites is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
Nigella Lawson
24
20 15
The King Arthur Flour Cookie C... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
25
12 19
When French Women Cook is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Must-Have Cookbooks
Madeleine Kamman