2. Reference Cookbook - The New Food Lover's Companion by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst (Barron's Educational Series Inc., 1990) from 10 Cookbooks Everyone Should Have Slideshow

10 Cookbooks Everyone Should Have Slideshow

Jane Bruce
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1. General Cookbook - Joy of Cooking, 75th anniversary edition, by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, and Ethan Becker (Scribner's, 2006)

If you decide to stock just one all-purpose cookbook on your shelf, make sure it’s Joy of Cooking. Not only does the cookbook contain a wide range of recipes, it clearly explains all cooking instructions, has illustrations that explain technique, and has an indispensable chapter titled, “Know Your Ingredients” that’s useful for both novices and more advanced cooks.