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In the history of cookbooks, there are a few cookbooks that have been published that created waves in the culinary world and made their authors household names. Often these cookbooks challenged the way people thought of cooking food. Or they may have introduced a new format with pictures or offered insights into a previously unknown way of cooking or a foreign cuisine.
From Julia Child to Chinese cooking and Southern cooking from the famous hippie cookbook, Moosewood, to even older books, here are a few of the world cuisine changing cookbooks to know.
- American Cookery by Amelia Simmons
- Directions for Cookery; in its Various Branches by Eliza Leslie
- The Virginia House-wife by Mary Randolph
- The Fannie Farmer Cookbook
- The Good Housekeeping Woman’s Home Cook Book by Isabel Gordon Curtis
- Betty Crocker’s Picture Cookbook
- Joy of Cooking by Irma Rombauer
- Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child
- Moosewood by Mollie Katzen
- The Taste of Country Cooking by Edna Lewis
- The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters
- How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman
If you would like to see some more historic cookbooks, I have put together a bookshop store front for you to browse. Some of my favorite cookbooks are there! Enjoy!