What are the best timeless cookbooks?

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    #1The New Basics Cookbook

    The New Basics Cookbook

    The New Basics Cookbook is a bestselling cookbook written by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins. This was originally published in 1988. This book includes more than 30 chapters about different recipes such as pizza, pasta and more.

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    Lisa Ford
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This is an excellent choice, I would read this myself. I believe this fits the criteria for one of the best cookbooks, ever. "
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    #2The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion

    The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion

    The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion: The All-Purpose Baking Cookbook is a cookbook written by King Arthur Flour. This book is designed to provide techniques when baking. This book was originally published in 2003.

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    Victoria Salinas
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This book is very good for the novice or intermediate baker. With lots of tips and tricks, it is easy to elevate your baking to a higher level and creature delicious treats from your family and friends."
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    #3The Moosewood Cookbook

    The Moosewood Cookbook

    The Moosewood Cookbook: Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant, Ithaca, New York is a nonfiction cookbook written by Mollie Katzen. This book is designed to help serve seasonal and healthy food. It was originally published in 1977.

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    Jane Chapman
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This cookbook has been around for decades, and for very good reasons. It contains timeless recipes that even healthy eaters can try in their own households. For those with very specific diets, ingredients can be substituted as well, making this a timeless book to have on hand."
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    #4The Silver Spoon

    The Silver Spoon

    By Phaidon Press: The Silver Spoon is an instructive guide book for cooking Italian dishes written by Phaidon Press. It features compiled internationally renowned Italian dishes. It was published 2005 by Phaidon Press.

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    Jonathan Alexander
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This listing states that this is the most influential Italian cookbook of the past fifty years. User reviews are also extremely positive, and there are a large number of them as well, which leads me to believe this is a fairly popular cookbook at that. This is likely a great cookbook that will stand the test of time in anyone's collection."
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    #5Barefoot Contessa Family Style

    Barefoot Contessa Family Style

    Barefoot Contessa Family Style: Easy Ideas and Recipes That Make Everyone Feel Like Family is a cookbook written by Ina Garten with photographs from Maura McEvoy. This was originally published in 2002.

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    Joe Barnett
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I have used this cookbook for years, and I love it. Simple, straight forward, down home cooking. If easy and delightful is your kitchen style, than check this one out. "
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    #6The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays

    The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays

    The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays is a New York Times Bestseller cookbook written by Ree Drummond. This book contains recipes, photos, and tips for celebrating holidays successfully.

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    Michael Kennedy
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "What more can you say about the Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond! I just love all of her cookbooks and this holiday cookbook is one of the best! With all of her recipes and all of those mouth watering photos too! I would highly suggest getting this book for yourself and as a gift for all of your loved ones."
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    #7Mrs. Fields Cookie Book

    Mrs. Fields Cookie Book

    Mrs. Fields Cookie Book: 100 Recipes from the Kitchen of Mrs. Fields is a cookbook written by Debbi Fields. This was originally published in 1992. In this book, the author shares the proper way of baking cookies.

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    Nathan Harper
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Cookies truly are timeless. And baking is a science, this book has undergone stringent peer review; published in 1992, and withstanding 25 years of critique, mrs fields cookies are in a league of their own."
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    #8Moosewood Restaurant New Classics

    Moosewood Restaurant New Classics

    Moosewood Restaurant New Classics: 350 Recipes for Homestyle Favorites and Everyday Feasts is a cookbook made by The Moosewood Collective. This book is designed to provide step-by-step instructions of famous cuisines.

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    Christian Murray
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "My favorite cookbook, and the one I use the most, is the Moosewood Restaurant New Classics cookbook. It contains a wide variety of delicious recipes, from muffins to risottos. There hasn't been a dish I haven't liked."
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    #9Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

    Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking
    Marcella Hazan is one of the greatest Italian cookery writers, and The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking is her masterpiece. Aimed at cooks of every level, it's a great guide to authentic Italian cuisine for anyone who is passionate about good food.
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    William Estrada
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I still use this cookbook today. It's got a ton of solid recipes, and I don't see them going down in time. Buy this."
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    #10Jacques Pepin New Complete Techniques

    Jacques Pepin New Complete Techniques
    For decades, Jacques Pepin has set the standard for culinary greatness and mastery of French cuisine. In New Complete Techniques he brings his master chef's secrets into one easy-to-use guide, guaranteed to please any palate, wow any guest, and turn any home cook into a gastronomic expert.
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    Xiang Wang
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This book is full of great ideas, that everyone should read. It has French cuisine, and explains all the steps needed to make great meals."
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    #11The New Book of Middle Eastern Food

    The New Book of Middle Eastern Food
    The New Book of Middle Eastern Food: The Classic Cookbook, Expanded and Updated, with New Recipes and Contemporary Variations on Old Themes is an updated and enlarged version of Claudia Roden's famous 1972 cookbook.
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    Judy Hunter
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Every dish reminds me of home. Truly authentic!"
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    #12Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook

    Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook

    Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook is a cookbook written by Georgeanne Brennan. The recipes in Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook are based on books written by Dr. Seuss. The book was published on October 24, 2006 by Random House Books for Young Readers.

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    Billy Boyd
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "If you're a fan of Dr. Seuss, and a fan of cooking - then definitely get the Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook. It's got a lot of recipes that are all based on Dr. Seuss books. It's hilarious actually. I've been making a lot of the food items, and my kids all love it. "
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    #13Traditional Spanish Cooking

    Traditional Spanish Cooking
    Traditional Spanish Cooking is a Spanish-cuisine cookbook written by Janet Mendel. Traditional Spanish Cooking was published on September 1, 1997 by Garnet Publishing.
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    Crystal Bradley
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This book is a great resource. It gave me a lot of ideas for making different tapas (which I bring to pot-lucks in our neighborhood). I also liked the different one-pot meals (so simple, especially because it's just the two of us). If you're a cook, and love to learn, this will really add to your repertoire. "
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    #14The Cuisines of Spain: Exploring Regional Home Cooking

    The Cuisines of Spain: Exploring Regional Home Cooking

    The Cuisines of Spain: Exploring Regional Home Cooking is a cookbook about Spanish cuisine written by Teresa Barrenechea. The Cuisines of Spain: Exploring Regional Home Cooking was published on November 1, 2005 by Ten Speed Press.

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    William Mitchell
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This is one of the best Spanish cuisine books out there. Depending on where one lives, ingredients might be a tad difficult to come by, but that is the only drawback to diving into this richly varied culture. The recipes are easy to follow. The photographs are stunning. "
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    #15Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America

    Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America

    Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America is a Spanish cuisine cookbook written by José Andrés and Richard Wolffe. Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America was published on November 8, 2005 by Clarkson Potter.

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    Jane Torres
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America is the quintessential timeless cookbooks, it's filled to the brim with delicious recipes. I love to cook "exotic" food that is rare in my local culture and serve it to my family, and this book has brought us many joyous meals and added some serious chops to my cooking abilities. "
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    #16Delicioso! The Regional Cooking of Spain

    Delicioso! The Regional Cooking of Spain

    Delicioso! The Regional Cooking of Spain is a Spanish cuisine cookbook written by Penelope Casas. Delicioso! The Regional Cooking of Spain was published on April 30, 1996 by Knopf.

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    Keith Ellis
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I dont know how a cookbook can be timeless but it seems like it has aged well and has solid recipes. I would be interested in something like this."
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    #17Star Trek Cookbook

    Star Trek Cookbook

    Star Trek Cookbook is a cookbook written by Ethan Phillips. Star Trek Cookbook was published on April 3, 2012 by Pocket Books. The recipes are based on Star Trek.

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    Andrew Delgado
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Finally, someone found a use for the Tribbles! This book is entertaining, and gives a great deal of insight into life on-set. It's highly recommended for any Trekkie out there!"
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    #18Tea with Jane Austen

    Tea with Jane Austen

    Tea with Jane Austen is a cookbook written by Kim Wilson. Tea with Jane Austen was published on September 3, 2004 by Jones Books. The recipes are based on Jane Austen's novels.

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    Roberto Godínez
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Tea with Jane Austen is a wonderful cook book with many easy recipes you can try at home. They are based on Jane Austen novels. These recipes are varied and you will be a better cook after having read the book."
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    #19Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist

    Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist
    Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist is a cookbook written by Tim Federle. The recipes in Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist are based on a variety of literary classics.
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    Randy Jimenez
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This is a wonderful cocktail book that is highly rated and is actualyl a book I own myself. The cocktails aren't necessarily timeless, however, and there is no food involved in the solution. Likely not what one is looking for in searching for cookbooks, let alone timeless."

Summary

Best What are the best timeless cookbooks
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The New Basics CookbookBooks 33 Paid
2The King Arthur Flour Baker's CompanionBooks 31 Paid
3The Moosewood CookbookBooks 28 Paid
4The Silver SpoonBooks 26 Paid
5Barefoot Contessa Family StyleBooks 26 Paid
6The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of HolidaysBooks 23 Paid
7Mrs. Fields Cookie BookBooks 21 Paid
8Moosewood Restaurant New ClassicsBooks 21 Paid
9Essentials of Classic Italian CookingBooks 19 Paid
10Jacques Pepin New Complete TechniquesBooks 15 Paid
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