10 Cookbooks Every Home Cook Should Own

Katie Sweeney

I have always been fascinated by recipes. When I was in college, I would spend hours browsing Epicurious and Martha Stewart (the only recipe websites that existed back then) and was constantly flipping through my only cookbook, The New Basics by Sheila Lukins and Julie Rosso. Fast-forward 12 years, and my love for recipes is illustrated by a collection of cookbooks that is getting seriously out of control. There’s no room in my bookshelf for any more cookbooks, so I’ve started stacking them on my fridge, but the pile is precariously high. If I had to whittle my collection down to the most important cookbooks, the ones that no home cook should live without, here are the 10 I would keep. New (and old!) home cooks, take note: These cookbooks are the ones you will actually use and can trust to make delicious and beloved dishes over and over again.

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