We Asked and You Shared: Your Favorite Cookbooks

Pancetta, White Bean, and Swiss Chard Pot Pies, from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, by Deb Perelman

We asked you to share your essential cookbooks - you know, the ones that have stains and notes all over them that contain your favorite, tried-and-true recipes.

Listeners shared over 50 titles with us! Click below to see them all, and maybe find a new favorite. Don't see your old stand-by on the list? Add it to the list in the comments below!

Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything and How to Cook Everything Vegetarian were the most popular titles.

Both The Silver Palate and The New Basics by Julie Rosso and Sheila Lukins were recommended. Gabrielle on Facebook told us that her second copy of The New Basics is stained and falling apart, but that it’s still indespensible.

The Joy of Cooking was recommended by 6 different people. John on Facebook told us: “My mom gave me my copy of JOY back in the early 80s. Love it!”

The Betty Crocker Cookbook

Several of Marcella Hazan's books made the list: The Classic Italian Cookbook and More Classic Italian and The Essential Classic Italian Cooking.

The Moosewood Cookbook

Gabrielle on Facebook recommended The Talisman Italian Cook Book by Ada Boni, which she found at a garage sale.

Several of you wrote simply, “Ina Garten.” Her many books include The Barefoot Contessa and Barefoot Contessa: How Easy Is That?

An oldie but a goodie: The Fannie Farmer Cookbook, which was first published in 1896 and was overhauled by Marion Cunningham in 1979

The Settlement Cookbook by Simon Kander

The Vegetarian Epicure by Anna Thomas

The Love of Eating: Another Simply Delicious Cookbook by Renny Darling

Molly Stevens’s All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking

The Electric Vegetarian: Natural Cooking the Food Processor Way by Paula Szilard

Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe

The Breakfast Book by Marion Cunningham

The James Beard Cookbook

Deborah Madison’s Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone and Vegetable Literacy

The Way to Cook by Julia Child

How to Cook without a Book by Pam Anderson

The Bon Appetit Cookbook

Cooks' Illustrated books

Dorie Greenspan’s Baking: From My Home to Yours

The Amanda Hesser edition of The New York Times Cookbook

Rose Levy Beranbaum's The Cake Bible

The Italian Baker by Carol Field and Ed Anderson

Field of Greens: New Vegetarian Recipes from the Celebrated Greens Restaurant by Annie Somerville

Patricia Wells’ Bistro Cooking and The Provence Cookbook

Jaime Oliver's books, which include Jaime's Dinners and The Naked Chef

Martha Stewart Everyday Cooking

Nigel Slater’s The Kitchen Diaries

Simon Hopkinson’s Week In Week Out

Ottolenghi and Jerusalem and Plenty – all by Yotam Ottolenghi

The Good Food Book by Jane Brody

Craig Claiborn’s New York Times International Cookbook

Mad Hungry by Lucinda Quinn

The Zuni Café Cookbook by Judy Rodgers and Gerald Asher

Chez Panisse Fruit by Alice Waters

The Flavor-Principle Cookbook by Elisabeth Rozin

Sunday Suppers at Lucques: Seasonal Recipes from Market to Table by Suzanne Goin and Teri Gelber

Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine by Bryant Terry