If you can have only one May 16, 2013
by Bonnie B
This is the best all purpose cookbook that I've seen in over 50 years. It has all the standard recipes plus it even explains how to sharpen a kitchen knife and maintain most other kitchen equipment and serving pieces. Also has a great section called "Know your ingredients" including a list of equivalents & substitutions for common ingredients and some cooking techniques . It's been around since 1931 and was completely revised in 1997. Includes menu ideas. Spiral binding makes for easier use.