Best Cookbooks for the Home Chef

Kim Conte

Just in time to help you with holiday shopping, the Food and Wine staff of the San Francisco Chronicle has picked their all-time favorite cookbooks. Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa Parties! is a definite classic. Find out which others made the list, then tell us your favorite cookbook...

Chronicle staffers also liked:

The Art of Mexican Cooking, by Diana Kennedy

Bittersweet, by Alice Medrich

The Last Course, by Claudia Fleming

The Silver Palette Cookbook, by Julee Rosso and Shelia Lukins

Bistro Cooking, by Patricia Wells

The Zuni Cafe Cookbook, by Judy Rogers

Sunday Suppers at Lucques, by Suzanne Goin

Four-Star Desserts, by Emily Luchetti

Naples at Table: Cooking in Campania, by Arthur Schwartz

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, by Deborah Madison

The Cake Bible, by Rose Levy Beranbaum

The San Francisco Chronicle Cookbook

The Working Cookbook, by Tara Duggan

Cafe Beaujolais Cookbook, by Margaret S. Fox and John Bear

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