Popular Cooking Books

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The Joy of Cooking The Joy of Cooking (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.13 — 128,837 ratings — published 1931
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How to Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food How to Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.01 — 91,870 ratings — published 1998
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Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.98 — 39,240 ratings — published 2007
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The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.16 — 27,717 ratings — published 2012
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Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Cooks, and Good Food Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Cooks, and Good Food (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.02 — 1,412 ratings — published 2007
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Jerusalem: A Cookbook Jerusalem: A Cookbook (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.37 — 18,483 ratings — published 2012
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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.16 — 228,484 ratings — published 2006
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Nigella Express: Good Food, Fast Nigella Express: Good Food, Fast (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.95 — 38,128 ratings — published 2007
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The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.21 — 43,002 ratings — published 1999
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The New Best Recipe The New Best Recipe (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.20 — 25,271 ratings — published 1995
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Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.23 — 42,633 ratings — published 2008
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Jamie's Italy Jamie's Italy (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.99 — 11,136 ratings — published 2005
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Cook with Jamie Cook with Jamie (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.05 — 18,920 ratings — published 2006
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Plenty Plenty (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.29 — 15,586 ratings — published 2010
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In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.06 — 145,537 ratings — published 2007
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The Way to Cook The Way to Cook (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.30 — 19,926 ratings — published 1989
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Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.95 — 41,660 ratings — published 2013
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John Irving
“If you are careful,' Garp wrote, 'if you use good ingredients, and you don't take any shortcuts, then you can usually cook something very good. Sometimes it is the only worthwhile product you can salvage from a day; what you make to eat. With writing, I find, you can have all the right ingredients, give plenty of time and care, and still get nothing. Also true of love. Cooking, therefore, can keep a person who tries hard sane.”
John Irving, The World According to Garp

Terry Pratchett
“He'd noticed that sex bore some resemblance to cookery: it fascinated people, they sometimes bought books full of complicated recipes and interesting pictures, and sometimes when they were really hungry they created vast banquets in their imagination - but at the end of the day they'd settle quite happily for egg and chips. If it was well done and maybe had a slice of tomato.”
Terry Pratchett, The Fifth Elephant

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