Readers’ Picks for Best Cookbooks


Last Friday, we brought you our picks for the 10 best cookbooks of all time. Commenters were unusually mum on pointing out mistakes, but several of you wrote in or e-mailed us to add these contenders to the list:

The Way To Cook by Julia Child (Knopf, 1989)

Simple French Food, The French Menu Cookbook, and/or Provence the Beautiful by Richard Olney (Atheneum, 1974; Simon and Schuster, 1970; and Perennial, 1999, respectively)

Great Fish Quick by Leslie Revsin (Broadway, 1997)

Roasting by Barbara Kafka (William Morrow & Co., 1995)

Fields of Greens by Annie Somerville (Bantam, 1993)

Union Square Cookbook
by Danny Meyer and Michael Romano (William Morrow, 1994)

The Silver Palate Cookbook by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins (Workman, 1981)

Plus, check out today’s list of the 10 best NYC Greek restaurants, or sit down with our whole 10 Best series.