My favourite (because most used) cookbooks

A Listmania! list by lexo1941 (Edinburgh, Scotland)
 
Larousse Gastronomique: The World's Greatest Cookery Encyclopedia
1.  Larousse Gastronomique: The World's Greatest Cookery Encyclopedia by Prosper Montagne
The list author says:
  "A mighty volume of useful learning.  I have an old 60s edition that belonged to my parents, but it's still the definitive reference"
Used & New from: 22.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Silver Spoon, UK edition (Cooking)
2.  The Silver Spoon, UK edition (Cooking) by Francesca Bazzurro
The list author says:
  "Every Italian recipe you will ever need and a lot you won't"
Used & New from: 5.07
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Anthony Bourdain's "Les Halles" Cookbook: Classic Bistro Cooking
3.  Anthony Bourdain's "Les Halles" Cookbook: Classic Bistro Cooking by Anthony Bourdain
The list author says:
  "Quick and dirty French bistro cooking.  Delicious"
13.59   Used & New from: 9.33
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Bouchon
4.  Bouchon by Thomas Keller
The list author says:
  "Classic French bistro cooking.  You don't need the French Laundry Cookbook - you and I can't cook like that.  But we can cook like this"
32.70   Used & New from: 18.56
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

French Provincial Cooking
5.  French Provincial Cooking by Elizabeth David
The list author says:
  "A mine of wonderful hints and some fab recipes.  She knew what she was on about"
10.49   Used & New from: 3.20
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

The Wiseguy Cookbook: My Favorite Recipes from My Life as a Goodfella to Cooking on the Run
6.  The Wiseguy Cookbook: My Favorite Recipes from My Life as a Goodfella to Cooking on the Run by Henry Hill
The list author says:
  "Italian-American cooking at its most criminal.  Seriously tasty, especially his meatballs"
11.88   Used & New from: 1.98
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Two Cooks and a Suitcase: Recipes from Lupe Pintos Deli
7.  Two Cooks and a Suitcase: Recipes from Lupe Pintos Deli by Douglas Bell
The list author says:
  "Sinfully good Tex-Mex recipes from a Scottish couple who toured the States looking for the good stuff"
8.55   Used & New from: 4.64
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey from Samarkand and Vilna to the Present Day
8.  The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey from Samarkand and Vilna to the Present Day by Claudia Roden
The list author says:
  "Wonderful recipes but an even better encyclopedia"
17.00   Used & New from: 11.74
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Jacques Pepin's La Technique Complet
9.  Jacques Pepin's La Technique Complet by Jacques Pepin
The list author says:
  "The stuff you need to know to be a flash cook"
Used & New from: 6.57
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Cuisine
10.  The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Cuisine by Judith Choate
The list author says:
  "The stuff you need to know to cook decently and reliably, all the time"
33.97   Used & New from: 23.97
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Cooking in Ten Minutes: The Adaptation to the Rhythm of Our Time
11.  Cooking in Ten Minutes: The Adaptation to the Rhythm of Our Time by Edouard de Pomiane
The list author says:
  "The stuff you need to know to eat like a king or queen quickly and on no money, provided there's an OK deli nearby"
Used & New from: 14.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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The Man Who Ate Everything: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Food, But Were Afraid to Ask
12.  The Man Who Ate Everything: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Food, But Were Afraid to Ask by Jeffrey Steingarten
The list author says:
  "A sensible food writer, enthusiastic and geekishly keen to try out recipes for himself"
6.29   Used & New from: 0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Le Repertoire de la Cuisine
13.  Le Repertoire de la Cuisine by Louis Saulnier
The list author says:
  "1000s of classic recipes condensed into one line.  Provided you can cook anyway, there's a lifetime of inspiration here"
14.99   Used & New from: 5.68
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

The Cookery Year
14.  The Cookery Year by Reader's Digest
The list author says:
  "Long out of print but a wonderful encyclopedia of British food, and a very handy guide to techniques.  Some of the recipes are fearsomely 70s but a lovely book"
Used & New from: 0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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White Trash Cooking (Jargon)
15.  White Trash Cooking (Jargon) by Ernest Matthew Mickler
The list author says:
  "No home should be without it.  Stodgy, fatty, indigestible weirdness from the Deep South.  You won't believe the things some people will do with mayonnaise."
Used & New from: 0.21
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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