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This is a list of some of my favorite cookbooks. You can use it to build a Wish List on Amazon. The books are listed in no particular order and this is a working list so come back often to see the latest additions. I hope you enjoy!

Declaration: A few of these titles may have been sent to me for review by the author or publisher. Receipt of any books or products never guarantees inclusion on this list, promotion, or a positive review. 



Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan

Every Night Italian by Giuliano Hazan

The Italian Baker by Carol Field

The Italian Country Table by Lynne Rossetto Kasper

The Italian Slow Cooker by Michele Scicolone

Lidia’s Italian-American Kitchen by Lidia Bastianich

Rao’s Cookbook by Frank Pellegrino

Saveur Cooks Authentic Italian by the Editors of Saveur Magazine

The Silver Spoon by Phaidon Press

Trattoria Cooking by Biba Caggiano


Barefoot in Paris by Ina Garten

Bistro: The Best of Casual French Cooking by Gerald Hirigoyen

Bocuse in Your Kitchen: Simple French Recipes for the Home Chef by Paul Bocuse

The Cooking of Southwest France by Paula Wolfert

The Country Cooking of France by Anne Willan

The French Laundry Cookbook by Thomas Keller

In Madeleine’s Kitchen by Madeleine Kamman

Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Vol Set) by Julia Child

Saveur Cooks Authentic French by the Editors of Saveur Magazine

Simply French by Patricia Wells




A Great American Cook by Jonathan Waxman

American Home Cooking by Bill Jamison

Cooking at Home with the Culinary Institute of America by The Culinary Institute of America

Crescent City Cooking: Unforgettable Recipes from Susan Spicer’s New Orleans by Susan Spicer

Early American Cookery by Sarah Josepha Hale

The Gift of Southern Cooking by Edna Lewis and Scott Peacock

The Hali’imaile General Store Cookbook: Home Cooking from Maui by Beverly Gannon

James Beard’s American Cookery by James Beard

Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America’s Farmers’ Markets by Deborah Madison

Lost Recipes: Meals to Share with Friends and Family by Marion Cunningham

Marion Cunningham’s Good Eating by Marion Cunningham

New American Table by Marcus Samuelsson

The Santa Fe School of Cooking Cookbook by Susan D. Curtis

Saveur Cooks Authentic American by the Editors of Saveur Magazine

Southwest Slow Cooking by Tammy Biber





A Year in a Vegetarian Kitchen by Jack Bishop (Cook’s Illustrated)

Chez Panisse Fruits by Alice Waters

Chez Panisse Vegetables by Alice Waters

Cookin’ Southern Vegetarian Style by Ann Jackson

How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman

Joy of Cooking: All About Vegetarian by Rombauer, Becker, and Becker

Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian: Meatless Recipes from Around the World by Madhur Jaffrey

Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home: Fast and Easy Recipes for Any Day by the Moosewood Collective

The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market Cookbook by Knickerbocker and Hirsheimer

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison




Cooking for Isaiah: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Recipes for Easy Delicious Meals by Silvana Nardone

Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef by Daniel and Shauna James Ahern

The Wheat-Free Cook: Gluten-Free Recipes for Everyone by Jacqueline Mallorca


More to come …