The Eating...Our Words Library: 10 Essential Cookbooks Everyone Should Own and Use

Monica Fuentes
Cooking, eating and reading: three of our favorite things.

Here at EOW, we take our food seriously. We write about all things culinary every day, and for the most part that passion was born in the kitchen. Whether you dabble with molecular gastronomy or are slowly learning your way around a burner or grill, you all share the same quest for culinary knowledge.

So today we're introducing the Eating...Our Words Library. We will add to it periodically, but we're starting with 10 Essential Cookbooks, volumes we feel should be in everyone's collection.

(Some of you will, no doubt, quibble with our selections. We purposefully left off this list some old standbys that we just assumed you already had, including Fannie Farmer's treasure and those great tomes produced by Escoffier, Point and Carême. But if by chance your library is lacking Physiologie du Goût, ou Méditations de Gastronomie Transcendante; ouvrage théorique, historique et à l'ordre du jour, dédié aux Gastronomes parisiens, par un Professeur, membre de plusieurs sociétés littéraires et savantes, you should get it. There are some great English editions out there, especially the one translated by M.F.K. Fisher.)

Bon appétit, and keep cooking.

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