10 French Cookbooks That Will Change The Way You Cook

The definitive list for the must-reads and must-owns in French food.

1. Paul Bocuse in Your Kitchen

Honest, humble French meals from the legend himself.

2. Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child

It’s not cliche if it’s true.

3. But really, the woman was a genius.

Can we all agree that we want that kitchen?

4. Essential Pepin

Yes, 700 may seem like a lot of recipes, but Jacques changed French food forever so we’ll give him that.

5. Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan

Every other apple cake recipe in the world pales to this one.

6. Le Bec-Fin Recipes by Georges Perrier

Now you can make haute cuisine at home. Thanks, Georges.

7. Saveur Cooks Authentic French

Rediscovering French tradition never tasted so good.

8. Simply French: Patricia Wells Presents the Cuisine of Joel Robuchon

Could you imagine a better culinary duo?

9. The Country Cooking of France by Anne Willan

If the photography doesn’t get you hungry, the caramel-filled crepes will.

10. Roger Vergé’s Vegetables in the French Style

For the vegetarians out there…who aren’t afraid of butter or duck fat.

11. Laurent Gras: My Provence

This is the French food you dream about. Rataouille, clafoutis. It’s all here.

12. Hungry now?

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13. How about now?

Laurent Gras: My Provence / Via altaeditions.com

14. Okay, now?

Laurent Gras: My Provence / Via altaeditions.com

Read, cook, and bon appétit!

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