100 Best Cookbooks

The list was compiled based on votes from the Goodreads community. Listopia is a special area of Goodreads, which allows people people to create lists which are, by default, polls — as anyone can vote on any list and can add books to any list.

1. The Joy of Cooking Irma S. Rombauer (184)

2. Mastering the Art of French Cooking Julia Child (106)

3. How to Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food Mark Bittman (104)

4. Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book Better Homes and Gardens (99)

5. The New Best Recipe Cook’s Illustrated Magazine (78)

6. My Greek Traditional Cook Book 1 Anna Othitis (76)

7. Betty Crocker’s Cookbook Betty Crocker (66)

8. The Moosewood Cookbook: Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant, Ithaca, New York Mollie Katzen (58)

9. The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook America’s Test Kitchen (46)

10. How to Be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking Nigella Lawson (41)

11. Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone Deborah Madison (37)

12. Barefoot Contessa Family Style: Easy Ideas and Recipes That Make Everyone Feel Like Family Ina Garten (36)

13. The Fannie Farmer Cookbook Marion Cunningham (35)

14. The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution Alice Waters(34)

15. Barefoot Contessa at Home: Everyday Recipes You’ll Make Over and Over Again Ina Garten(31)

16. Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook Isa Chandra Moskowitz (28)

17. Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes Giada De Laurentiis (27)

18. Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking Marcella Hazan (27)

19. The King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion: The All-Purpose Baking Cookbook King Arthur Flour(27)

20. How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food Mark Bittman(26)

21. The Silver Spoon Clelia D’Onofrio (25)

22. The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook Ina Garten (24)

23. Everyday Food: Great Food Fast Martha Stewart (23)

24. I’m Just Here for the Food: Food + Heat = Cooking Alton Brown (23)

25. The New Enchanted Broccoli Forest Mollie Katzen (22)

26. Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World: 75 Dairy-Free Recipes for Cupcakes that Rule Isa Chandra Moskowitz (22)

27. The New Book of Middle Eastern Food Claudia Roden (22)

28. The Silver Palate Cookbook Julee Rosso (21)

29. Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking Jeff Hertzberg (20)

30. The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America’s Most Imaginative Chefs Karen Page (19)

31. The Professional Chef Culinary Institute of America (19)

32. The Taste of Home Cookbook Janet Briggs (18)

33. The I Do Cookbook for the Bride and Groom Celia Jolley (17)

34. The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Cookbook Good Housekeeping (17)

35. On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen Harold McGee (17)

36. Cook Food: A Manualfesto for Easy, Healthy, Local Eating Lisa Jervis (16)

37. Betty Crocker’s Picture Cookbook, Facsimile Edition Betty Crocker (16)

38. CookWise: The Secrets of Cooking Revealed Shirley O. Corriher (16)

39. Mexico One Plate At A Time Rick Bayless (16)

40. The Cook’s Companion Stephanie Alexander (15)

41. Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian: More Than 650 Meatless Recipes from Around the World Madhur Jaffrey (15)

42. The Way to Cook Julia Child (15)

43. How to Cook Without a Book: Recipes and Techniques Every Cook Should Know by HeartPam Anderson (14)

44. The Gourmet Cookbook: More than 1000 recipes Ruth Reichl (14)

45. The Kitchen Diaries: A Year in the Kitchen with Nigel Slater Nigel Slater (13)

46. Vegetarian Epicure Anna Thomas (13)

47. Jamie at Home: Cook Your Way to the Good Life Jamie Oliver (13)

48. The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cookbook Paula H. Deen (13)

49. The Cake Mix Doctor Anne Byrn (13)

50. The Bread Bible Rose Levy Beranbaum (13)

51. French Provincial Cooking Elizabeth David (13)

52. The New Basics Cookbook Julee Rosso (12)

53. Giada’s Family Dinners Giada De Laurentiis (11)

54. 30-Minute Meals Rachael Ray (11)

55. Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home: Fast and Easy Recipes for Any Day The Moosewood Collective (11)

56. Bouchon Thomas Keller (11)

57. The Pillsbury Cookbook Pillsbury (11)

58. The Art of Eating M.F.K. Fisher (11)

59. Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook: Feasting with Your Slow Cooker Dawn J. Ranck (11)

60. River Road Recipes Junior League of Baton Rouge (11)

61. The Lady & Sons, Too!: A Whole New Batch of Recipes from Savannah Paula H. Deen (10)

62. The Escoffier Cookbook and Guide to the Fine Art of Cookery: For Connoisseurs, Chefs, Epicures Complete With 2973 Recipes Auguste Escoffier (10)

63. Rachael Ray 365: No Repeats: A Year of Deliciously Different Dinners Rachael Ray (10)

64. The New Laurel’s Kitchen Laurel Robertson (10)

65. Diners, Drive-ins and Dives: An All-American Road Trip . . . with Recipes! Guy Fieri (10)

66. The Splendid Table Lynne Rossetto Kasper (10)

67. Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook That Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats Sally Fallon Morell (9)

68. James Beard’s American Cookery James Beard (10)

69. The Compleat I Hate to Cook Book Peg Bracken (9)

70. More-With-Less Cookbook Doris Janzen Longacre (9)

71. Let’s Cook It Right Adelle Davis (9)

72. The Frugal Gourmet Cooks Italian: Recipes from the New and Old Worlds, Simplified for the American Kitchen Jeff Smith (9)

73. King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking: Delicious Recipes Using Nutritious Whole Grains King Arthur Flour (9)

74. Mrs. Fields Cookie Book: 100 Recipes from the Kitchen of Mrs. Fields Debbi Fields (9)

75. Larousse Gastronomique: The World’s Greatest Culinary Encyclopedia, Completely Revised and Updated Larousse (9)

76. Nigella Bites: From Family Meals to Elegant Dinners — Easy, Delectable Recipes for Any Occasion Nigella Lawson (9)

77. The Bon Appetit Cookbook: Fast Easy Fresh Barbara Fairchild (9)

78. How to Eat: The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food Nigella Lawson (9)

79. The Breakfast Book Marion Cunningham (9)

80. The Classic Italian Cook Book: The Art of Italian Cooking and the Italian Art of EatingMarcella Hazan (9)

81. The Six O’Clock Scramble Meal Planner: A Year of Quick, Delicious Meals to Help You Prevent and Manage Diabetes Aviva Goldfarb (8)

82. Vegan with a Vengeance: Over 150 Delicious, Cheap, Animal-Free Recipes That Rock Isa Chandra Moskowitz (8)

83. The Complete America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001–2010 America’s Test Kitchen (8)

84. The Splendid Table’s How to Eat Supper Lynne Rossetto Kasper (8)

85. Think Like a Chef Tom Colicchio (8)

86. I’m Just Here for More Food: Food x Mixing + Heat = Baking Alton Brown (8)

87. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life Barbara Kingsolver (8)

88. Cook with Jamie Jamie Oliver (8)

89. From Emeril’s Kitchens: Favorite Recipes from Emeril’s Restaurants Emeril Lagasse (8)

90. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl Ree Drummond (7)

91. Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Artisan Revolution Continues with Whole Grains, Fruits, and Vegetables Jeff Hertzberg (7)

92. How It All Vegan!: Irresistible Recipes for an Animal-Free Diet Tanya Barnard (7)

93. Classic Home Desserts: A Treasury of Heirloom and Contemporary Recipes from Around the World Richard Sax (7)

94. Jamie’s Italy Jamie Oliver (8)

95. Baking in America: Traditional and Contemporary Favorites from the Past 200 Years Greg Patent (7)

96. Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking Michael Ruhlman (7)

97. The French Laundry Cookbook Thomas Keller (7)

98. The Bon Appetit Cookbook Barbara Fairchild (7)

99. Land of Plenty: A Treasury of Authentic Sichuan Cooking Fuchsia Dunlop (6)

100. Whole Foods for the Whole Family: La Leche League International Cookbook Roberta Bishop Johnson (6)

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