Best General Cookbooks

Find our top nine picks for the best general cookbooks published in the United States since 1987.

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Radically Simple: Nutella Sandwich Cookies

Continued: Radically Simple

Interesting and fresh flavor combinations are a constant. In the Poultry chapter, Gold offers Sautéed Chicken with Roasted Grapes and Grape Demi-Glace, a stunning five-ingredient restaurant-quality dish.

This book is far from comprehensive, compared to many others in this category, but it importantly elevates the quick-and-simple concept to a new level, becoming a benchmark. And length ain’t everything.

GIVE THIS TO: The busy, adventurous cook with a discerning palate. —JG

Delicious dish to try: Nutella Sandwich Cookies, pictured. The chocolate-hazelnut spread both flavors the batter and serves as the filling for the sandwich.

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