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When it comes to cookbooks, we often find ourselves coming back to the same few classics time and time again.
So we rounded up 14 cookbooks we think every serious cook should own — from the French classics to ones that guide you through baking bread — so you can find the perfect gift for every cook on your list.
5. For people who want to learn how to cook better tasting food without relying on recipes: The Flavor Bible
6. For people looking to master Southern cuisine while learning about its history: The Taste of Country Cooking
8. For learning how to make the perfect bœuf bourguignon: Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1
11. For people who want to understand what it takes to make a dish taste good: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
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