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Larousse Gastronomique

Barbecue Bible
Not only the biggest book on its topic, this single-ingredient work is widely considered the very best book available on the great American pastime.

Barefoot Contessa Foolproof 
This practical book contains over 100 easy dishes such as mussels with saffron mayo and foolproof ribs with barbecue sauce

The French Laundry Cookbook
Thomas Keller's revered tome was a logical choice for the best cookbook by an chef.

Larousse Gastronomique
It is considered the definitive encyclopedia of cookery. While its emphasis is on the cuisine of France, its expertise can be applied to any cuisine.

The New York Times Cookbook
First published in 1961, The New York Times Cookbook set the standard for American cookbooks, and manages to maintain a sense of timelessness.

The Paleo Diet Cookbook 
This bestseller is a collaboration between Dr. Loren Cordain, the brainchild behind the Paleo Diet Plan, and Nell Stephenson, an Ironman athlete and nutritional consultant.


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From Alice Waters to Julia Child to James Beard, the classic cookbooks on GAYOT's list have shaped our culinary landscape.