Essential Cookbook Collection

A Listmania! list by Anastasia L. N. Tuckness (Ames, IA United States)
The list author says: "These are the cookbooks I reach for all the time. They are all worth purchasing for your collection!"
Simply in Season Expanded Edition (World Community Cookbook)
1.  Simply in Season Expanded Edition (World Community Cookbook) by Mary Beth Lind
The list author says:
  "Simple, frugal, yet interesting recipes arranged by the produce available through the seasons of the year."
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More-With-Less Cookbook (World Community Cookbook)
2.  More-With-Less Cookbook (World Community Cookbook) by Doris Longacre
The list author says:
  "My family grew up on this book. Contains many many recipes, generally meat-minimizing and economical. Many recipes from around the world. Great for stretching your grocery dollars! I have about a dozen recipes I make from here all the time."
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How to Cook Everything (Completely Revised 10th Anniversary Edition): 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food
3.  How to Cook Everything (Completely Revised 10th Anniversary Edition): 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food by Mark Bittman
The list author says:
  "This is a veritable cooking encyclopedia. Provides lots of background information and explanations of everything you do in the kitchen. Essential recipes kick off each chapter, and many variations for recipes are given. He truly encourages you to mess around and figure out what you want. If this is too overwhelming, try the Kitchen Express one."
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Mark Bittman's Kitchen Express: 404 inspired seasonal dishes you can make in 20 minutes or less
4.  Mark Bittman's Kitchen Express: 404 inspired seasonal dishes you can make in 20 minutes or less by Mark Bittman
The list author says:
  "Since I have the 3 Bittman cooking encyclopedias, I don't have this one--but if I didn't have any, this is the one I would buy. I'm sure this book represents the best of the "big red book.""
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

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New Baking Book
5.  New Baking Book by Jennifer Darling
The list author says:
  "This is my go-to source for pies, cheesecakes, and all things baked. Beautiful photos and a nice range of complexity--everything from cornbread to wedding cake."
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The Best of Cooking Light Everyday Favorites: Over 500 of our all-time favorite recipes (Cookbook)
6.  The Best of Cooking Light Everyday Favorites: Over 500 of our all-time favorite recipes (Cookbook) by Cooking Light Magazine
The list author says:
  "I actually don't have this book because I have clippings from years of Cooking Light magazines. Some of their recipes are fussy and call for strange ingredients, but they are all tasty and healthy! I've gotten several staple recipes from Cooking Light."
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