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List of famous cookbook books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular cookbook books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best cookbook novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

Examples of books on this list: Mastering the Art of French Cooking, The Joy of Cooking and many more.

This list should answer the questions, "What are the best cookbook books?" and "What are the most famous cookbook books?"

Note that some books on this list might be currently out of print, but you can purchase most of these notable cookbook titles on Amazon with just one click.

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1080 recetas de cocina is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
1080 recetas de cocina Simone Ortega 1080 recetas de cocina is a 1972 Spanish cookbook written by Spanish food writer Simone Ortega and published by Alianza Editorial; it has since been updated and maintained by Ortega and her ...more

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1080 Recipes: The Bible of Aut... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
1080 Recipes: The Bible of Authentic Spanish Cooking Ines Ortega, Simone Ortega 1080 Recipes: The Bible of Authentic Spanish Cooking is a book by Simone Ortega and Ines Ortega, edited by Emilia Terragni.

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A Gift to Young Housewives is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
A Gift to Young Housewives A Gift to Young Housewives is a Russian cookbook written/compiled by Elena Ivanovna Molokhovets. It was the most successful book of its kind in 19th- and early 20th-century Russia. Molokhovets ...more

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A Gracious Plenty: Recipes and... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
A Gracious Plenty: Recipes and Recollections from the American South John T. Edge, Ellen Rolfes A Gracious Plenty: Recipes and Recollections from the American South is a book by John T. Edge and Ellen Rolfes.

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A Taste of Murder: Diabolicall... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
A Taste of Murder: Diabolically Delicious Recipes from Contemporary Mystery Writers Jo Grossman, Robert Weibezahl A Taste of Murder: Diabolically Delicious Recipes from Contemporary Mystery Writers is a book by Jo Grossman and Robert Weibezahl.

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A Week in the Zone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
A Week in the Zone Barry Sears

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Alinea is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
Alinea Grant Achatz Alinea is a 2009 JBF Awards winning cookbook by Grant Achatz.

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All around the world cookbook is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels

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Alone in the Kitchen with an E... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant: Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant: Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone is a book edited by Jenni Ferrari-Adler.

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American Cookery, or the art o... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
American Cookery, or the art of dressing viands, fish, poultry, and vegetables, and the best modes of making pastes, puffs, pies, tarts, puddings, custards, and preserves, and all kinds of cakes, from the imperial plum to plain cake: Adapted to this country, and all grades of life. Amelia Simmons American Cookery, by Amelia Simmons, was the first known cookbook written by an American, published in Hartford, Connecticut in 1796. Until then, the cookbooks printed and used in the Thirteen ...more

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An Appetite for Passion Cookbo... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels

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Apicius is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
Apicius Apicius is a collection of Roman cookery recipes, usually thought to have been compiled in the late 4th or early 5th century AD and written in a language that is in many ways closer to Vulgar ...more

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Aquavit: And the New Scandinav... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels

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Art of Cookery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
Art of Cookery Hannah Glasse The Art of Cookery made Plain and Easy was a cookery book written in 1747 by Hannah Glasse under the byline "By a Lady". It was a best seller for a century after its first publication, ...more

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Artichoke to Za'atar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
Artichoke to Za'atar Lucy Malouf, Greg Malouf Artichoke to Za'atar is a book by Lucy Malouf and Greg Malouf.

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Artisan Baking Across America:... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
Artisan Baking Across America: The Breads, The Bakers, The Best Recipes Maggie Glezer Artisan Baking Across America: The Breads, The Bakers, The Best Recipes is a 2001 JBF Awards winning book by Maggie Glezer.

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Bacon and Hams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
Bacon and Hams George J. Nicholls Bacon and Hams is a 1917 book by George J. Nicholls, a member of the Institute of Certificated Grocers. The book details the then-modern bacon and ham industry beginning with the use of the pig ...more

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Beard on Bread is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
Beard on Bread James Beard

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Beard on Food: The Best Recipe... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels

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Beard on Pasta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
Beard on Pasta James Beard

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Betty Crocker Cookbook is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
Betty Crocker Cookbook Betty Crocker Editors

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Beyond the Great Wall: Recipes... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
Beyond the Great Wall: Recipes and Travels in the Other China Naomi Duguid, Jeffrey Alford Beyond the Great Wall: Recipes and Travels in the Other China is a book by Jeffrey Afford and Naomi Duguid.

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Big Book of Outdoor Cooking an... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
Big Book of Outdoor Cooking and Entertaining: Spirited Recipes and Expert Tips for Barbecuing, Charcoal and Gas Grilling, Rotisserie Roasting, Smoking, Deep-Frying, and Making Merry Cheryl Jamison, Bill Jamison Big Book of Outdoor Cooking and Entertaining: Spirited Recipes and Expert Tips for Barbecuing, Charcoal and Gas Grilling, Rotisserie Roasting, Smoking, Deep-Frying, and Making Merry is a book by ...more

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Biggest Loser Family Cookbook is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels

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Black Forest Cuisine: The Clas... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
Black Forest Cuisine: The Classic Blending of European Flavors Jennifer Lindner McGlinn, Walter Staib Black Forest Cuisine: The Classic Blending of European Flavors is a book by Jennifer Lindner McGlinn and Walter Staib.

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Bugialli on Pasta is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
Bugialli on Pasta Giuliano Bugialli Bugialli on Pasta is a book by Giuliano Bugialli.

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California Dish: What I Saw (a... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels

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Chanterelle : The Story and Re... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels

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Charcuterie: The Craft of Salt... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking and Curing Michael Ruhlman Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking and Curing is a 2005 book by Michael Ruhlman and Brian Polcyn about using the process of charcuterie to cure various meats, including bacon, pastrami, ...more

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Charlie Trotter Cooks at Home is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
Charlie Trotter Cooks at Home Charlie Trotter Charlie Trotter Cooks at Home is a book by Charlie Trotter.

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Charlie Trotter's is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
Charlie Trotter's Charlie Trotter

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Charlie Trotter's Meat and Gam... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
Charlie Trotter's Meat and Game Tim Turner, Belinda Chang, Michael Voltattorni Charlie Trotter's Meat and Game is a book by Ten Speed Press.

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Chez Panisse Cafe Cookbook is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
Chez Panisse Cafe Cookbook Alice Waters Chez Panisse Cafe Cookbook is a cookbook written by Alice Waters.

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Children's gastronomique is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
Children's gastronomique Charlotte Turgeon

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Classic German Cookbook is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
Classic German Cookbook Lesley Chamberlain

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Consider the Oyster is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
Consider the Oyster M. F. K. Fisher Consider the Oyster is a book by M. F. K. Fisher that deals in the history, preparation and eating of oysters. The work was first published in the United States in 1941 and has been in print ...more

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Cook & See Part I (Samaithu Pa... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels

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Cook & See Part II (Samaithu P... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels

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Cook & See Part III (Samaithu ... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels

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Cooking for many on holidays &... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels

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Cooking with Children: Fifteen... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
Cooking with Children: Fifteen Lessons for Children, Age 7 and Up, who Really Want to Learn to Cook Marion Cunningham Cooking with Children: Fifteen Lessons for Children, Age 7 and Up, who Really Want to Learn to Cook is a 1996 JBF Awards winning book by Marion Cunningham.

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Cooking with Craig Claiborne a... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
Cooking with Craig Claiborne and Pierre Franey Craig Claiborne, Pierre Franey

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Cracking the Coconut: Classic ... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
Cracking the Coconut: Classic Thai Home Cooking Su-mei Yu Cracking the Coconut: Classic Thai Home Cooking is a book by Su-mei Yu.

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Craft of Cooking: Notes and Re... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels

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Creative Cooking Course is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
Creative Cooking Course Charlotte Turgeon, Charlotte Turgeon

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Dangerous Tastes: The Story of... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
Dangerous Tastes: The Story of Spices Andrew Dalby Dangerous Tastes: The Story of Spices is a book by Andrew Dalby.

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Daniel Boulud's Cafe Boulud Co... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels

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David Burke's New American Cla... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels

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Desserts for Dummies is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
Desserts for Dummies Alison Yates, Bryan Miller, William Yosses Desserts for Dummies is a 1998 JBF Awards nominated book by Bryan Miller.

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Diet for a Small Planet is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Cookbook Books and Novels
Diet for a Small Planet Frances Moore LappĂ© Diet for a Small Planet is a 1971 bestselling book by Frances Moore Lappé, the first major book to note the environmental impact of meat production as wasteful and a contributor to global ...more