5 Best Books on Cooking and Food Culture

"Mastering the Art of French Cooking" by Julia Child

A classic guide to French cuisine, written by Julia Child and co-authors, teaching basic techniques and recipes for traditional dishes.

"The Joy of Cooking" by Irma S. Rombauer

A classic American cookbook that includes a wide variety of recipes, cooking tips, and food history.

"Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking" by Samin Nosrat

"The Oxford Companion to Food" by Alan Davidson

"Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave," by Bill Buford

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