Essential Cookbooks Every Home Chef Should Own
Check out some must-have cookbooks by Alice Waters, Bruce Aidells, Marie Viljoen and more.
Cookbooks deserve as much space in the kitchen as any set of fine pots and pans. Many essential cookbook lists include must-have classics, such as Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Marion Cunningham’s The Fannie Farmer Cookbook and Irma S. Rombauer’s Joy of Cooking. But Edible’s list highlights modern books that focus on common interests among today’s home cook, such as handcrafted cocktails and kitchen gardening, as well as indispensible ingredients, like artisan cheese, craft beer and local meats. Make room on the shelves for these indispensable cookbooks.