10 Must-Have Cookbooks

November 6, 2011

The Daily Meal compiled a list of ten cookbooks that everyone must-have.  In other words, your library won't be complete without these cooking totems.  With the holidays just around the corner, you might want to consider getting one of these excellent cookbooks as a gift.  What are your favorite cookbooks? Let us know in the comment section.

1. Joy of Cooking by Irma Rombauer

2. The New Food Lover's Companion by Sharon Tyler Herbst

3. Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan

4. Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child

5. Pie and Pastry Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum

6. Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking by Eileen Yin-Fei Lo

7. The Bread Baker's Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread by Peter Reinhart

8. How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman

9. Authentic Mexican by Rick Bayless

10. An Invitation to Indian Cooking by Madhur Jaffrey

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ezzirah's picture

Yep, I totally agree with that list, my kitchen could not survive with out them!

Joyce's picture

I would add the NY Times Cookbook, the Settlement House Cookbook, King Arthur's Flour Baking Book, King Arthur's Flour Baking with Whole Wheat, The Toll House CookBook, to just name a few greats that have survived the test of time.