“Living and working at Mugaritz over half a decade ago, this book reminds me of a time where I felt the pulse of creativity and teamwork. I often think of the incredible dishes in this book and how much heart and how many hours went into making them, only to be eaten in a single bite.” —Chanthy Yen, founder of Touk and chef of Parliament Pub & Parlour in Montreal
Cookbooks can open portals to cultures, cuisines and techniques from around the world. When you look at your cookbook collection – however big or small it may be – is there one title that's more worn than the others? You know, the one that's speckled in sauce and marked with Post-it notes from extensive use. Consider for a moment how that book has changed the way that you cook and eat. Impressive, right?
We went to some of the world's best chefs with the same question: What's the one cookbook that changed your life? They came back with a stack of tomes that is both aspirational and educational. (And as it turns out, chefs are really into the science behind food.) There's even one book that three chefs chose as their all-time favorite, so make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom of this list. Let's get cooking!
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