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10 books about cooking

Pick up one of these featured titles on cooking in May 2021.

There are hundreds of books published on cooking. To save you time trying to find your next read, we pull together 10 of the most popular titles with updated prices for delivery to your door.

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat

Category: Cooking Methods

This book was published 4 years ago by Simon and Schuster and takes approximately 16.0 hours to read.

The Science of Cooking: Every Question Answered to Perfect Your Cooking by Stuart Dr. Farrimond

Category: Cooking Methods

This book was published 4 years ago by DK and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.

This Is a Book About Dumplings by Brendan Pang

Category: Chinese

This book was published last year by Page Street Publishing and takes approximately 5.3 hours to read.

The Book on Pie: Everything You Need to Know to Bake Perfect Pies by Erin Jeanne McDowell

Category: Pies

This book was published last year by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and takes approximately 11.7 hours to read.

Essential Spices and Herbs: Discover Them, Understand Them, Enjoy Them by Christina Nichol

Category: Herbs, Spices & Condiments

This book was published 6 years ago by Rockridge Press and takes approximately 9.7 hours to read.

Dirt: Adventures in Lyon as a Chef in Training, Father, and Sleuth Looking for the Secret of French Cooking by Bill Buford

Category: Actors & Entertainers

This book was published last year by Knopf and takes approximately 14.4 hours to read.

On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee

Category: Reference

This book was published 17 years ago by Scribner Books and takes approximately 29.9 hours to read.

The Cook's Herb Garden: Grow, Harvest, Cook by DK

Category: Herbs, Spices & Condiments

This book was published 11 years ago by DK and takes approximately 6.4 hours to read.

Taste: Surprising Stories and Science about Why Food Tastes Good by Barb Stuckey

Category: Cooking Methods

This book was published 8 years ago by Atria Books and takes approximately 12.3 hours to read.

The Chef's Garden: A Modern Guide to Common and Unusual Vegetables--with Recipes by FARMER LEE JONES

Category: Natural Foods

This book was published this year by Avery and takes approximately 21.3 hours to read.

We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.

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