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    21 Cookbooks That Are Actually Worth Buying

    These cookbooks will give you a lot more than just pretty pictures.

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about their all-time favorite cookbooks: the ones they actually use on a regular basis and go back to time and time again. Here's what they said:

    1. For home cooks who want to get a little fancy: The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

    2. For recipes you can pass on to future generations: Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book

    3. For people who enjoy snacking AND snarky humor: Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat

    4. For beginners who don't know where to start: America's Test Kitchen 100 Recipes

    5. For busy folks who don't have too much time to cook: The Skinnytaste Cookbook & Skinnytaste Fast and Slow

    6. For vegetarians and the carnivores to who occasionally want to eat like them: Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home

    7. For science nerds: The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

    8. For vegans who are tired of garden salad: Isa Does It

    9. For those with limited space and equiptment: Eat: The Little Book of Fast Cooking

    10. For people who want to eat out less: The Dude Diet

    11. For those with limited grocery options: Six Sisters' Stuff

    12. For people who love chicken: Fifty Shades of Chicken

    13. For couples without kids: Comfort and Joy & Dessert for Two

    14. For people who want to make restaurant-quality meals at home: The Food You Want to Eat: 100 Smart, Simple Recipes

    15. For those who wish their home was a literal Cheesecake Factory: Cheesecake Extraordinaire

    16. For visual learners: Nigella Bites

    17. For baking addicts: Betty Crocker Cookbook

    18. For your cool kitchen gadgets that don't get enough use: The Kitchen Decoded

    19. For those interested in making authentic Chinese food: Chopsticks, Cleaver, and Wok

    20. For the world traveler: New York Cult Recipes

    21. For those who want to cook good food on a budget: Jamie's Food Revolution

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