Best Selling Books on Cooking
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of cookbooks. This list will help you make an informed choice, based on what other cooks have bought in significant numbers.
These are the ones that are or have been on the L.A. Times "Hotlist" and/or Amazon's Best Sellers (with direct links to Amazon discounted prices)

  • Cooking, Blokes & Artichokes: A Modern Man's Kitchen Handbook by Brendan Collins and Curtis Stone (2016)
  • The Mission Chinese Food Cookbook by Danny Bowien and Chris Ying
  • Everyday Super Food by Jamie Oliver
  • Pasta by Hand: A Collection of Italy's Regional Hand-Shaped Pasta by Jenn Louis
  • What's for Dinner?: Delicious Recipes for a Busy Life by Curtis Stone
  • The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays: 140 Step-by-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations (400 pages) by Ree Drummond
  • Alone in the Kitchen With an Eggplant: Confession of Cooking for One and Dining Alone by Jenni Ferrari-Adler
  • Bobby Flay's Throwdown!: More Than 100 Recipes from Food Network's Ultimate Cooking Challenge by Bobby Flay
  • Bobby Flay's Grill It! The art of placing meat and veggies upon a backyard flame. by Bobby Flay

  • Bobby Flay's Boy Gets Grill: 125 Reasons to Light Your fire! by Bobby Flay
  • Heat (An Amateur's Adventures...) by Bill Buford
  • Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl
  • Molecular Gastronomy: Exploring the Science of Flavor by Herve' & Malcolm DeBevoise
  • My Life In France by Julia Child & Alex Prud'homme
  • Giada's Family Dinners by Giada De Laurentiis>
  • Sunday Suppers at Lucques: Seasonal Recipes From Market to Table by Suzanne Goin (Our favorite restaurant in L.A.--especially on Sunday!)
  • Garlic and Saphires: The Secret Life of a Critic In Disguise by Ruth Reichl
  • Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook by Martha Stewart (She's out of prison and pleased as punch!)
  • Bouchon by Thomas Keller (from his Napa Valley restaurant)
  • Arthur Schwartz's New York City Food: An Opinionated History and More Than 100 Legendary Recipes
    Won cookbook of the year honors from the International Assn. of Culinary Professionals (2005)
  • The Gourmet Cookbook (1,000+ recipes from 60 years of Conde Nast magazine) by Ruth Reichl (Editor)
  • Fast Food My Way by Jacques Pepin
  • Barefoot Contessa Family Style: Easy Ideas and Recipes That Make Everyone Feel Like Family by Ina Garten
  • 30-Minute Meals by Rachael Ray, Dan Dinicola
  • 30-Minute Meals 2 by Rachael Ray
  • Italian Easy: Recipes from the London River Cafe by Rose Gray, Ruth Rogers
  • South Beach Cookbook: Recipes for the dieter by Arthur Agatston
  • Mexico: the Beautiful Cookbook (What a gift!) by Susanna Palazuelos
  • Seriously Simple: Easy Recipes for Creative Cooks by Diane Rossen Worthington
  • Cooking for Mr. Latte: A Food Lover's Courtship, With Recipes by Amanda Hesser
  • The New Joy of Cooking by Marion Rombauer Becker
  • How to Grill by Steven Raichlen
  • The Provence Cookbook by Patricia Wells
  • The All-american Cowboy Cookbook : Over 300 Recipes From the World's Greatest Cowboys by Ken Beck, Jim Clark
  • The Clinton Presidential Center Cookbook: A collection of recipes from Family and Friends by Shannon Butler, N. Devore
  • The Secrets of Baking: Simple Techniques for Sophisticated Desserts by Sherry Yard
  • The Martini Book: The First, the Last, the Only, True Cocktail by Sally Ann Berk, Zeva Oelbaum
  • In the Devil's Garden : A Sinful History of Forbidden Food by Stewart Lee Allen
  • Simply Ming : Easy Techniques for East-Meets-West Meals by Ming Tsai, Arthur Boehm
  • The Balthazar Cookbook by Lee Hanson, Riad Nasr, Keith McNally
  • A Passion for Desserts by Emily Luchetti
  • The Healthy Kitchen: Recipes for a Better Body, Life, and Spirit by Andrew Weil, Rosie Daley
  • Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book by Jennifer Darling
  • Veg Out: Vegetarian Guide to Southern California by Carey Ann Strelecki, Jennifer Grillone
  • Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution by Robert C. Atkins
  • Forever Summer by Nigella Lawson, Petrina Tinslay
  • 500 Low-Carb Recipes: 500 Recipes from Snacks to Dessert, That the Whole Family Will Love by Dana Carpender
  • Dr. Atkins' Quick and Easy New Diet Cookbook by Robert C. and Veronica C. Atkins
  • Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser
  • Suzanne Somers' Fast and Easy: Lose Weight the Somersize Way with Quick, Delicious Meals for the Entire Family!
  • Tyler Florence's Real Kitchen by Tyler Florence
  • Make It in Minutes: Easy Recipes in 15, 20, and 30 Minutes (Weight Watchers) by Weight Watchers
  • The Low-Carb Comfort Food Cookbook by Michael R. Eades, Mary Dan Eades, Ursula Solom
  • The Sopranos Family Cookbook: As Compiled by Artie Bucco by Allen Rucker, Michele Scicolone
  • Semi-Homemade Cooking: Quick, Marvelous Meals and Nothing is Made From Scratch by Sandra Lee
  • Suzanne Somers' Eat, Cheat, and Melt the Fat Away by Suzanne Somers
  • The Holly Clegg Trim & Terrific Cookbook by Holly Clegg
  • Italian Slow and Savory by Joyce Goldstein
  • The Get with the Program! Guide to Good Eating by Bob Greene
  • Happy Days with the Naked Chef by Jamie Oliver
  • Lidia's Italian-American Kitchen by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, Christopher Hirsheimer (Photographer)
  • I'm Just Here for the Food: Food + Heat = Cooking by Alton Brown

    Plus, a few others of interest (and that some of our readers bought)...

  • Southern Plate: Classic Comfort Food That Makes Everyone Feel Like Family by Christy Jordan
  • The Simpler the Better: Sensational One-Dish Meals by Leslie Revsin
  • The Mafia Cookbook: With 37 New, Foolproof Recipes to Die for by Joseph Iannuzzi
  • Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois
  • What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained by Robert L. Wolke, Marlene Parrish
  • The Curious Cook: More Kitchen Science and Lore by Harold McGee
  • Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan, Karin Kretschmann
  • Mario Batali Simple Italian Food: Recipes from My Two Villages by Mario Batali
  • Thailand: The Beautiful Cookbook: Authentic Recipes from the Regions of Thailand by Panurat Poladitmontri and Judy Lew
  • Land of Plenty: A Treasury of Authentic Sichuan Cooking by fuchsia Dunlop
  • Dr. Shapiro's Picture Perfect Weight Loss Cookbook by Howard Shapiro
  • Good Housekeeping Illustrated Cookbook (Revised)
  • The Good Housekeeping Step-By-Step Cookbook Editor: Susan Westmoreland
  • The America's Test Kitchen Cookbook
  • The Zuni Cafe Cookbook: A Compendium of Recipes and Cooking Lessons from San Francisco's Beloved Restaurant
    - by Judy Rodgers and Gerald Asher
  • Mustards Grill Napa Valley Cookbook by Cindy Pawlcyn and Brigid Callinan
  • The Complete Mushroom Book : Savory Recipes and Field Guide by Antonio Carluccio
  • Electric Bread: The Best in Bread Machine Making by Suzan Nightingale
  • The Wellesley Cookie Exchange CookWare Cookbook (on CD-ROM) by Susan Mahnke Peery

    Fiction (in the kitchen)

    And, for wine lovers...

    "Wine Facts
    The Truth About Its Service and Other Misunderstandings"
    A Kindle book that you can order online

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