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Best Cookbooks

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Food is an integral part of life, but finding what you want to eat can be a nightly hassle. Cookbooks make this much easier by helping you to learn the skills necessary for the cuisine you want to consume. Whether you just need quick and affordable meal options, or you want to expand your horizons there is a cookbook out there that can help. These are our favorites!

Best Overall

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Salt Fat Acid Heat

If you want to make the best food possible, you'll need to have a basic knowledge of what makes food taste good. This book covers the basics of salt, fat, acid and heat to help you make delicious meals at home. It's both a cookbook full of fantastic recipes to try, and an education manual about how to stock your kitchen with essentials and tools! 

Best for Classic Recipes

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The Joy of Cooking

Joy of Cooking has been a staple cookbook in American homes now for decades. With hundreds of recipes that run the gamut from breakfast to desert dishes, its easy to see why. Every chapter has been updated, and with so many recipes included, it's always easy to find something to cook for dinner. 

Best for Vegetarians

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The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook

When you have specific dietary needs, finding recipes can be easier said than done. America's Test Kitchen aims to make eating well as a vegetarian easier than ever with a cookbook that includes 700 scrumptious recipes to check out. It includes quick options for weeknight dinners, as well as gluten free and vegan options to choose from! 

Best for a Budget

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100 Days of Real Food: On a Budget

Eating well is something everyone wasnt to do, but many times its more expensive than is feasible for families. This cookbook is built to help you eat well without paying an arm and a leg to do it. It focuses on non-processed foods, and has a cost breakdown for each recipe. The author even includes some methods she uses to save money while cooking up the food you crave! 

Whip something up

Eating is something every person has to do, but cooking up a meal doesn't need to be a chore filled with drudgery. Finding recipes you love can make cooking a fun activity you can even share with your family. While there are plenty of amazing cookbooks out there just waiting for you to discover them, I have to recommend Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat.

This book works as more than just recipes. It teaches you the fundamentals of cooking and how implementing these four principles can make your food tastier than ever. Along with education, and delicious food, the author also has a Netflix series by the same name that you can check out!