The 100 Best Cooking, Food and Wine Books, according to Reddit

Based on number of times the books are mentioned on…

1. Natural Harvest: A collection of semen-based recipes by Paul “Fotie” Photenhauer (Published in 2008 Mentioned 456 times)

2. The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance by Jeff S. Volek (Published in 2012 Mentioned 239 times)

3. The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America’s Most Imaginative Chefs by Karen Page (Published in 2008 Mentioned 216 times)

4. On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee (Published in 2004 Mentioned 195 times)

5. How to Brew: Everything You Need To Know To Brew Beer Right The First Time by John J. Palmer (Published in 2006 Mentioned 175 times)

6. The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide to Making the Life-Saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable and Enjoyable by Stephen D. Phinney (Published in 2011 Mentioned 159 times)

7. Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It by Gary Taubes (Published in 2011 Mentioned 153 times)

8. Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health by Gary Taubes (Published in 2008 Mentioned 150 times)

9. A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel (Published in 2012 Mentioned 145 times)

10. Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky (Published in 2003 Mentioned 128 times)

11. The Complete Joy of Homebrewing Third Edition by Charlie Papazian (Published in 2003 Mentioned 124 times)

12. Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation (Brewing Elements) by Chris White (Published in 2010 Mentioned 116 times)

13. Microwave Cooking for One by Marie Smith (Published in 1999 Mentioned 103 times)

14. Designing Great Beers: The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles by Ray Daniels (Published in 1998 Mentioned 94 times)

15. Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking by Michael Ruhlman (Published in 2010 Mentioned 90 times)

16. Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking by Nathan Myhrvold (Published in 2011 Mentioned 90 times)

17. Brewing Classic Styles: 80 Winning Recipes Anyone Can Brew by Jamil Zainasheff (Published in 2007 Mentioned 84 times)

18. The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science by J. Kenji López-Alt (Published in 2015 Mentioned 82 times)

19. Tasting Beer: An Insider’s Guide to the World’s Greatest Drink by Randy Mosher (Published in 2009 Mentioned 81 times)

20. Cookin’ with Coolio: 5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price by Coolio (Published in 2009 Mentioned 80 times)

21. The Bread Baker’s Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread by Peter Reinhart (Published in 2001 Mentioned 78 times)

22. A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage (Published in 2006 Mentioned 78 times)

23. Artisan Vegan Cheese by Miyoko Schinner (Published in 2012 Mentioned 75 times)

24. Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer (Published in 2006 Mentioned 75 times)

25. Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza by Ken Forkish (Published in 2012 Mentioned 71 times)

26. Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet by Jack Norris (Published in 2011 Mentioned 64 times)

27. The New Best Recipe by (Published in 2004 Mentioned 64 times)

28. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer (Published in 2010 Mentioned 58 times)

29. How to Cook Everything The Basics: All You Need to Make Great Food — With 1,000 Photosby Mark Bittman (Published in 2012 Mentioned 56 times)

30. Slow Cooker Revolution by (Published in 2011 Mentioned 55 times)

31. 660 Curries by Raghavan Iyer (Published in 2008 Mentioned 55 times)

32. The Science of Good Cooking (Cook’s Illustrated Cookbooks) by The Editors of America’s Test Kitchen and Guy Crosby Ph.D (Published in 2012 Mentioned 53 times)

33. Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck by Thug Kitchen LLC (Published in 2014 Mentioned 52 times)

34. Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking by Jeff Hertzberg (Published in 2007 Mentioned 51 times)

35. Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers: The Secrets of Ancient Fermentation by Stephen Harrod Buhner (Published in 1998 Mentioned 50 times)

36. Tartine Bread by Chad Robertson (Published in 2010 Mentioned 49 times)

37. How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food by Mark Bittman (Published in 2007 Mentioned 47 times)

38. I’m Just Here for the Food: Food + Heat = Cooking by Alton Brown (Published in 2002 Mentioned 45 times)

39. Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving by Judi Kingry (Published in 2006 Mentioned 45 times)

40. Manifold Destiny: The One! The Only! Guide to Cooking on Your Car Engine! by Chris Maynard (Published in 2008 Mentioned 43 times)

41. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan (Published in 2007 Mentioned 43 times)

42. Ruhlman’s Twenty: 20 Techniques 100 Recipes A Cook’s Manifesto by Michael Ruhlman (Published in 2011 Mentioned 41 times)

43. The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet by Robb Wolf (Published in 2010 Mentioned 41 times)

44. Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle by Diane Sanfilippo (Published in 2012 Mentioned 38 times)

45. Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers (Brewing Elements) by John Palmer (Published in 2013 Mentioned 37 times)

46. The Sriracha Cookbook: 50 “Rooster Sauce” Recipes that Pack a Punch by Randy Clemens (Published in 2011 Mentioned 37 times)

47. I’m Just Here for the Food: Version 2.0 by Alton Brown (Published in 2006 Mentioned 36 times)

48. The Starch Solution: Eat the Foods You Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight for Good! by John McDougall (Published in 2013 Mentioned 35 times)

49. Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking by Michael Ruhlman (Published in 2009 Mentioned 34 times)

50. Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World: 75 Dairy-Free Recipes for Cupcakes that Rule by Isa Chandra Moskowitz (Published in 2006 Mentioned 33 times)

51. Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human by Richard Wrangham (Published in 2010 Mentioned 32 times)

52. The Pot and How to Use It: The Mystery and Romance of the Rice Cooker by Roger Ebert (Published in 2010 Mentioned 32 times)

53. The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from around the World by Sandor Ellix Katz (Published in 2012 Mentioned 31 times)

54. The Indian Slow Cooker: 50 Healthy, Easy, Authentic Recipes by Anupy Singla (Published in 2010 Mentioned 31 times)

55. Ad Hoc at Home (The Thomas Keller Library) by Thomas Keller (Published in 2009 Mentioned 31 times)

56. Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat by Melissa Joulwan (Published in 2011 Mentioned 31 times)

57. How to Cook Without a Book: Recipes and Techniques Every Cook Should Know by Heart by Pam Anderson (Published in 2000 Mentioned 31 times)

58. How to Boil Water by Food Network Kitchens (Published in 2006 Mentioned 30 times)

59. Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas by Brad Thomas Parsons (Published in 2011 Mentioned 29 times)

60. Jacques Pépin’s Complete Techniques by Jacques Pépin (Published in 2001 Mentioned 29 times)

61. Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes without Drugs by Neal Barnard M.D. (Published in 2008 Mentioned 28 times)

62. Appetite for Reduction: 125 Fast and Filling Low-Fat Vegan Recipes by Isa Chandra Moskowitz (Published in 2010 Mentioned 28 times)

63. IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale by Mitch Steele (Published in 2012 Mentioned 28 times)

64. Feed Zone Portables: A Cookbook of On-the-Go Food for Athletes (The Feed Zone Series) by Biju K. Thomas (Published in 2013 Mentioned 28 times)

65. Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human by Richard Wrangham (Published in 2009 Mentioned 28 times)

66. American Sour Beers by Michael Tonsmeire (Published in 2014 Mentioned 27 times)

67. Radical Brewing: Recipes, Tales and World-Altering Meditations in a Glass by Randy Mosher (Published in 2004 Mentioned 27 times)

68. Jacques Pépin New Complete Techniques by Jacques Pepin (Published in 2012 Mentioned 26 times)

69. Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook: 2,000 Recipes from 20 Years of America’s Most Trusted Cooking Magazine by (Published in 2011 Mentioned 26 times)

70. The Bread Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum (Published in 2003 Mentioned 26 times)

71. The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life by Timothy Ferriss (Published in 2012 Mentioned 26 times)

72. New Atkins for a New You: The Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight and Feeling Great. by Eric C. Westman (Published in 2010 Mentioned 26 times)

73. The America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook: Everything You Need to Know to Become a Great Cook by (Published in 2013 Mentioned 25 times)

74. Alton Brown’s Gear for Your Kitchen by Alton Brown (Published in 2008 Mentioned 25 times)

75. Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle (Published in 2013 Mentioned 25 times)

76. Microwave Cooking for One by Marie Smith (Published in 1986 Mentioned 25 times)

77. Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi (Published in 2011 Mentioned 24 times)

78. Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker: 200 Recipes for Healthy and Hearty One-Pot Meals That Are Ready When You Are by Robin Robertson (Published in 2003 Mentioned 24 times)

79. A Man, a Can, a Plan : 50 Great Guy Meals Even You Can Make by David Joachim (Published in 2002 Mentioned 24 times)

80. Peter Reinhart’s Artisan Breads Every Day by Peter Reinhart (Published in 2009 Mentioned 24 times)

81. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home by Jeni Britton Bauer (Published in 2011 Mentioned 24 times)

82. Imbibe!: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to “Professor” Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar Featuring the Original Formulae by David Wondrich (Published in 2007 Mentioned 24 times)

83. Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet by Elaine Gottschall (Published in 1994 Mentioned 24 times)

84. The Complete Joy of Homebrewing Fourth Edition: Fully Revised and Updated by Charlie Papazian (Published in 2014 Mentioned 23 times)

85. The 80/10/10 Diet by Douglas N. Graham (Published in 2006 Mentioned 23 times)

86. Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods by Sandor Ellix Katz (Published in 2003 Mentioned 23 times)

87. CookWise: The Hows & Whys of Successful Cooking, The Secrets of Cooking Revealed by Shirley O. Corriher (Published in 1997 Mentioned 23 times)

88. American Pie: My Search for the Perfect Pizza by Peter Reinhart (Published in 2003 Mentioned 22 times)

89. The Ketogenic Diet: A Complete Guide for the Dieter and Practitioner by Lyle McDonald (Published in 1998 Mentioned 22 times)

90. Modernist Cuisine at Home by Nathan Myhrvold (Published in 2012 Mentioned 22 times)

91. PETA’s Vegan College Cookbook: 275 Easy, Cheap, and Delicious Recipes to Keep You Vegan at School by PETA (Published in 2009 Mentioned 22 times)

92. Yum-Yum Bento Box: Fresh Recipes for Adorable Lunches by Maki Ogawa (Published in 2010 Mentioned 22 times)

93. The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game: Volume 1: Big Gameby Steven Rinella (Published in 2015 Mentioned 21 times)

94. Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week by Isa Chandra Moskowitz (Published in 2013 Mentioned 21 times)

95. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 1 by Julia Child (Published in 2001 Mentioned 21 times)

96. Cooking Comically: Recipes So Easy You’ll Actually Make Them by Tyler Capps (Published in 2013 Mentioned 21 times)

97. The Ultimate Bar Book: The Comprehensive Guide to Over 1,000 Cocktails by Mittie Hellmich (Published in 2006 Mentioned 21 times)

98. Smoke & Spice: Cooking with Smoke, the Real Way to Barbecue (Non) by Cheryl Alters Jamison (Published in 2003 Mentioned 21 times)

99. The Homemade Vegan Pantry: The Art of Making Your Own Staples by Miyoko Schinner (Published in 2015 Mentioned 20 times)

100. The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee: Growing, Roasting, and Drinking, with Recipes by James Freeman (Published in 2012 Mentioned 20 times)


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