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Good Regional Cookbooks

"Is this the region, the soil, the clime…?"
—John Milton


Our other "good cookbooks" pages:

About "Regional" Cookbooks

(You should already have read the general notes on our selection of cookbooks and on interpreting our book listings, as found on our Good Cookbooks main cookbooks page.)

These, of course, are cookbooks that focus on the cookery of some area, nation, or region within a nation (or, in a few cases, the whole world). These were not selected by us to provide total map coverage, but rather because respected food writers have praised them; nonetheless, they do cover the culinary globe remarkably well.


Global:

          Regional: Global
book cover Best Recipes in the World, The:
 More Than 1,000 International Dishes
 to Cook at Home


by Columnist Mark Bittman

Hardback:
Random House USA Inc
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Regional: Global
book cover "New York Times" International Cook Book

Edited by Craig Claiborne

Hardback:
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Regional: Global
book cover Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian

by Madhur Jaffrey

Paperback:
Random House USA Inc
USD $26.44
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days



French:

          Regional: French
book cover Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook:
 Strategies, Recipes, and Techniques of Classic
 Bistro Cooking


by Anthony Bourdain

Hardback:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
USD $29.60
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: French
book cover Mastering the Art of French Cooking: Volume 1

by Julia Child

Paperback:
Alfred A. Knopf
USD $20.58
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: French
book cover Mastering the Art of French Cooking: Volume 2

by Julia Child

Paperback:
Alfred A. Knopf
USD $25.97
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
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          Regional: French
book cover Mastering the Art of French Cooking: Vol 2

by Julia Child

Hardback:
Random House USA Inc
USD $43.70
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          Regional: French
book cover French Provincial Cooking

by Elizabeth David

Paperback:
Penguin Books Ltd
USD $13.89
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: French
book cover French Provincial Cooking

by Elizabeth David

Hardback:
GRUB STREET
USD $20.37
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Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: French
book cover Elizabeth David Classics:
 "Mediterranean Food", "French
 Country Cooking" and "Summer
 Cooking"


by Elizabeth David

Hardback:
GRUB STREET
USD $16.92
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: French
book cover Escoffier Cookbook, The:
 Guide to the Fine Art of
 French Cuisine


by Auguste Escoffier

Hardback:
Random House USA Inc
USD $23.50
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: French
book cover Cuisine Gourmande

by Michel Guerard

Paperback:
Pan MacMillan
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Regional: French
book cover Cook and the Gardener, The:
 A Year of Recipes and Notes
 from the French Countryside


by Amanda Hesser

Hardback:
WW Norton & Co
USD $28.77
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: French
book cover Concise Larousse Gastronomique:
 The World's Greatest Cookery Encyclopedia


(author not specified)

Paperback:
Octopus Publishing Group
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.


"Encyclopedia" is certainly the name for it: this, the "concise" version, sports 1,440 pages. It is one of the most highly regarded cookbooks in hostory.


          Regional: French
book cover Simple French Food

by Richard Olney

Paperback:
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Regional: French
book cover French Menu Cookbook, The:
 The Food and Wine of France--season
 by Delicious Season--in Beautifully
 Composed Menus for American
 Dining and Entertaining by
 an American Living in Paris...


by Richard Olney

Paperback:
Random House USA Inc
USD $17.01
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: French
book cover Cooking in Ten Minutes:
 or the Adaptation to the
 Rhythm of Our Time


by Edouard De Pomiane

Paperback:
SERIF
USD $8.21
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 2 business days


          Regional: French
book cover Patricia Wells at Home in Provence

by Patricia Wells

Paperback:
Kyle Books
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Regional: French
book cover Provence Cookbook, The

by Patricia Wells

Hardback:
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
USD $26.11
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: French
book cover Paris:
 Authentic
 Recipes
 Celebrating
 the Foods
 of the
 World


by Weldon

Hardback:
Oxmoor House, Incorporated
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.




Italian:

          Regional: Italian
book cover Lidia's Family Table

by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich

Hardback:
Alfred A. Knopf
USD $29.12
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: Italian
book cover Lidia's Italian-American Kitchen

by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich

Hardback:
Alfred A. Knopf
USD $28.56
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: Italian
book cover Complete Italian Vegetarian Cookbook

by Jack Bishop

Hardback:
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Regional: Italian
book cover Talisman Italian Cookbook

by A. Boni

Hardback:
Random House USA Inc
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Regional: Italian
book cover Italian Regional Cooking (R)

by Ada Boni

Hardback:
Gramercy Books
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Regional: Italian
book cover Scott Conant's New Italian Cooking:
 More Than 125 Recipes for Everyday Eating,
 Relaxed Weekend Cooking, and Elegant
 Entertaining


by Scott Conant

Hardback:
BROADWAY BOOKS
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Regional: Italian
book cover Italian Food

by Elizabeth David

Paperback:
Penguin Books Ltd
USD $13.57
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: Italian
book cover Italian Baker, The:
 The Classic Tastes
 of the Italian Countryside
 - Its Breads, Pizza,
 Focaccia, Cakes, Pastries,
 and Cookies


by Carol Field

Hardback:
Random House USA Inc
USD $27.93
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 2 business days


          Regional: Italian
book cover Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, The

by Ina Garten

Hardback:
Random House USA Inc
USD $26.44
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: Italian
book cover Barefoot Contessa Family Style:
 Easy Ideas and Recipes That Make
 Everyone Feel Like Family


by Ina Garten

Hardback:
Random House USA Inc
USD $26.19
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: Italian
book cover Barefoot Contessa Parties!:
 Ideas and Recipes for Parties
 That are Really Fun


by Ina Garten

Hardback:
Random House USA Inc
USD $26.40
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: Italian
book cover Italian Slow and Savoury

by Joyce Goldstein

Hardback:
CHRONICLE BOOKS
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Regional: Italian
book cover Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

by Marcella Hazan

Hardback:
Alfred A. Knopf
USD $27.25
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: Italian
book cover Marcella Says

by Marcella Hazan

Hardback:
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Regional: Italian
book cover River Cafe Classic Italian Cookbook, The

by Rose Gray

Hardback:
Penguin Books Ltd
USD $32.43
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: Italian
book cover Patricia Wells' Trattoria:
 Simple and Robust Fare Inspired
 by the Small Family Restaurants
 of Italy


by Patricia Wells

Hardback:
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
USD $16.85
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: Italian
book cover Silver Spoon, The

by The Silver Spoon Kitchen

Hardback:
Phaidon Press Ltd
USD $48.11
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: Italian
book cover Quick from Scratch Pasta Cookbook

by Food & Wine Magazine

Paperback:
American Express Food & Wine Magazine Corporation
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.




Asian:

          Regional: Asian
book cover Asian Ingredients:
 A Guide to the Foodstuffs
 of China, Japan, and
 Southeast Asia


by Bruce Cost

Paperback:
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
USD $15.22
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: Asian
book cover Land of Plenty:
 A Treasury of Authentic
 Sichuan Cooking


by Fuchsia Dunlop

Hardback:
WW Norton & Co
USD $25.20
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: Asian
book cover Modern Art of Chinese Cooking

by Barbara Tropp

Hardback:
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Regional: Asian
book cover Chinese Kitchen, The

by Eileen Yin-Fei Lo

Hardback:
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Regional: Asian
book cover Breath of a Wok, The:
 Unlocking the Spirit
 of Wok Cooking Through
 Recipes and Lore


by Grace Young

Hardback:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
USD $26.45
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: Asian
book cover Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen, The:
 Classic Family Recipes for Celebration
 and Healing


Photographs by Alan Richardson

Other book format:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
USD $24.02
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: Asian
book cover Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet

by Jeffrey Alford

Hardback:
ARTISAN
USD $40.42
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Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: Asian
book cover Pleasures of the Vietnamese Table

by Mai Pham

Hardback:
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
USD $20.36
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Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: Asian
book cover Thai Food

by David Thompson

Hardback:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
USD $37.15
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: Asian
book cover Japanese Kitchen, The:
 A Book of Essential Ingredients
 with 200 Authentic Recipes


by Kimiko Barber

Paperback:
Kyle Books
USD $15.32
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: Asian
book cover Sushi: Taste and Technique

by Kimiko Barber

Hardback:
DK Publishing
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Regional: Asian
book cover World of the East: Vegetarian Cooking

by Madhur Jaffrey

Paperback:
Alfred A. Knopf
USD $22.27
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days



Indian:

          Regional: Indian
book cover Lord Krishna Cuisine:
 The Art of Indian Vegetarian
 Cooking


by Devi Jamuna

Paperback:
Penguin Putnam Inc
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Regional: Indian
book cover Madhur Jaffrey Indian Cooking

Edited by Madhur Jaffrey

Hardback:
Barron's Educational Series
USD $27.25
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: Indian
book cover From Curries to Kebabs:
 Exploring the Spice Trail
 of India


by Madhur Jaffrey

Hardback:
Random House USA Inc
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Regional: Indian
book cover Bombay Cafe Cookbook, The

by Neela Paniz

Paperback:
Random House USA Inc
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Regional: Indian
book cover Classic Indian Cooking

by Julie Sahni

Hardback:
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
USD $22.96
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: Indian
book cover Classic Indian Vegetarian and Grain Cooking

by Julie Sahni

Hardback:
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
USD $23.12
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: Indian
book cover Moghul Microwave:
 Cooking Indian Food
 the Modern Way


by Julie Sahni

Hardback:
William Morrow & Company
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Regional: Indian
book cover Savoring India:
 Recipes and Reflections
 on Indian Cooking


by Julie Sahni

Hardback:
Leisure Arts
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.




American:

          Regional: American
book cover James Beard's American Cookery

by James A Beard

Paperback:
Little Brown & Co
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Regional: American
book cover Feast of Santa Fe, The:
 Cooking of the American
 Southwest


by Huntley Dent

Paperback:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
USD $18.52
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 4 business days


          Regional: American
book cover Savoring the Seasons of the Northern Heartland

by Beth Dooley

Paperback:
University of Minnesota Press
USD $18.01
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 11 business days


          Regional: American
book cover Seattle Kitchen

by Tom Douglas

Hardback:
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
USD $25.83
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: American
book cover Cook's Bible, The:
 The Best of American
 Home Cooking


by Christopher Kimball

Hardback:
Little, Brown & Company
USD $32.68
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 4 business days


          Regional: American
book cover Gift of Southern Cooking, The:
 Recipes and Revelations from Two
 Great American Cooks


by Edna Lewis

Hardback:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
USD $29.43
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: American
book cover 150 Best American Recipes, The:
 Indispensable Dishes from Legendary
 Chefs and Undiscovered Cooks


Edited by Fran McCullough

Hardback:
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.


The several annual books in the "Best American Recipes" series were each highly regarded; here, the compilers cumulate the best of the best in one volume.


          Regional: American
book cover Cooking New American

by Fine Cooking Editors

Hardback:
Taunton Press Inc
USD $25.27
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
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          Regional: American
book cover New York

by Williams Sonoma

Hardback:
Sunset Books,U.S.
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Regional: American
book cover Foods of the World:
 San Francisco


by Weldon

Hardback:
Oxmoor House, Incorporated
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.




Mexican:

          Regional: Mexican
book cover Rick Bayless's Mexican Kitchen

by Rick Bayless

Hardback:
Prentice Hall (a Pearson Education Company)
USD $26.80
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: Mexican
book cover Authentic Mexican:
 Regional Cooking from
 the Heart of Mexico


by Rick Bayless

Hardback:
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
USD $26.36
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: Mexican
book cover Essential Cuisines of Mexico, The

by Diana Kennedy

Hardback:
Random House USA Inc
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Regional: Mexican
book cover Encarnacion's Kitchen:
 Mexican Recipes from Nineteenth-Century
 California


by Encarnacion Pinedo

Paperback:
University of California Press
USD $26.94
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days



Miscellaneous:

          Regional: Miscellaneous
book cover Food of the Americas:
 Native Recipes and Traditions


by Fernando Divina

Hardback:
TEN SPEED PRESS
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Regional: Miscellaneous
book cover New Book of Middle Eastern Food, The

by Claudia Roden

Hardback:
Alfred A. Knopf
USD $26.86
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: Miscellaneous
book cover Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco

Introduction by Gael Greene

Paperback:
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
USD $15.45
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: Miscellaneous
book cover From Tapas to Meze:
 Small Plates from the
 Mediterranean


by Joanne Weir

Paperback:
TEN SPEED PRESS
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Regional: Miscellaneous
book cover Slow Mediterranean Kitchen, The:
 Recipes for the Passionate Cook


by Paula Wolfert

Hardback:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Regional: Miscellaneous
book cover Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen, The:
 Meat-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Dishes
 from the Healthiest Region Under
 the Sun


by Donna Klein

Paperback:
Penguin Putnam Inc
USD $15.01
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: Miscellaneous
book cover Casa Moro

by Samantha Clark

Hardback:
Ebury Publishing
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Regional: Miscellaneous
book cover Food in England

by Dorothy Hartley

Paperback:
Little, Brown & Company
Book unavailable from The Book Depository;
link is to copies (new & used) at AbeBooks.



          Regional: Miscellaneous
book cover Arthur Schwartz's New York City Food:
 An Opinionated History and More Than 100
 Legendary Recipes


by Arthur Schwartz

Paperback:
Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
USD $28.38
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


          Regional: Miscellaneous
book cover Treasury of Jewish Vegetarian Recipes from Around the World, A:
 Soups, Salads, Side Dishes and Main Courses for Holidays and Every
 Day


by Marks

Hardback:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
USD $24.19
Price and availability from The Book Depository.
Available - ships from the UK in 3 business days


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