Must-Have Cookbooks That Will Give You Badass Cooking Skills

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Cooking is either a hit or miss for most people but these cookbooks are definitely a win-win for everyone! We handpicked six cookbooks that not only have great recipes but pair well with your personality and food preference. So whether you’re trying to impress your new bae, throw a crazy delicious house party, or just ready to grub chef-style then check below!


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Since its opening in the spring of 1997, the Balthazar restaurant has been an NYC staple for those who are feeling especially Parisian. This French brasserie-style restaurant located in SoHo just made it a lot easier to get to France! From Moules à la Marinière to Bouillabaisse you can enjoy all the tastes of France with the comforts of home in Balthazar’s cookbook.


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American artist, Georgia O’Keeffe, mostly known for her larger than life floral paintings that blurred the lines of being sexually ambiguous (aka lady parts) has made a cookbook for all the artsy people out there! Featuring 50 recipes from Georgia’s cookbook faves she decided to compose her own using a New Mexican theme. So get ready to take in some traditional but tasty eats while getting the inside scoop of where O’Keeffe’s creativity sparks from.


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This one is for the books — Shake Shack has made their first-ever cookbook and we graciously thank them! If you not only love Shake Shack but are obsessed with burgers then this is the cookbook for you. From the SmokeShack and Peanut Butter & Bacon Burger recipe, you can make any burger that your heart desires.

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Jack’s wife Freda is a small restaurant located on the LES that serves American food with a Middle Eastern influence. With punny stationary and comfort food ranging from breakfast to dinner, the downtown restaurants (two locations via Lafayette and Carmine) decided to share their favorites so you can re-create them at home!


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Dr. Suess’ Green Eggs and Ham has nothing on The Egg Shop’s cookbook! Whether you want to learn proper egg-cooking techniques, Egg Shop faves, or get fancy with coffee-infused compound chocolate-bacon butter, the Egg Shop cookbook has everything egg!


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This is the Ultimate Chinese Cookbook! With 60 recipes that redefine the dumpling through a galaxy of flavors, hence the title Dumpling Galaxy. If you’re down to learn about dim sum from folding to cooking and our fave, eating, then your dumpling prayers have been answered.

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Written By: Caela Collins

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