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Martha's Suggested Cookbooks

The Martha Stewart Show

What should you look for in a cookbook? Martha suggests asking friends and family members which cookbooks they have used with success. Cookbooks that contain information about nutrition, instructional illustrations, helpful lists of measures and equivalents, and include some of your all-time favorites are always a smart choice. The following is a list of Martha's favorite cookbooks; some are sure to become yours.

Martha's Favorite Cookbooks
Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, "Joy of Cooking" (Scribner;1975)

Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, and Simone Beck, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Volume 1)" (Knopf; 2001)

Julia Child and Simone Beck, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Volume 2)," (Knopf; 1970)

Marcella Hazen, "Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking" (Knopf; 1992)

Elizabeth David, "Italian Food" (Penguin; 1999) and "French Country Cooking" (Penguin; 1999)

Daniel Boulud, "Cafe Boulud Cookbook: French-American Recipes for the Home Cook" (Scribner; 1999)

Martha Stewart, "Martha Stewart's Quick Cook" (Clarkson Potter; 1992)

Other Suggested Cookbooks
Madeline Kamman, "The New Making of a Cook: The Art, Techniques and Science of Good Cooking" (Morrow Cookbooks; 1997)

Anne Willan, "La Varenne Pratique" (Clarkson Potter; 1989)

Jacques Pepin, "La Technique" (Crown; 1976) and "La Methode" (Crown; 1979)

Harold MacGee, "On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen" (Scribner; 2004)

James Beard, "Beard on Bread" (Knopf; 1995)

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