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Classic Cookbooks around the world?

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It seems that there are a few classic cookbooks that almost everyone who cooks seems to have; I'm not talking about the fancy ones, but rather the workhorses of the kitchen: Joy of Cooking, How to Cook Everything, Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook perhaps (my mom gave me that one when I went off to University so I wouldn't burn the water..).

I'm curious about similar ones from other parts of the world - anyone know what the comparable titles are in Australia/NZ or in the UK? Italy? Elsewhere?

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    1. re: grampart

      Phaidon publishes a similar one from Spain, '1080 recipes'. And there's been talk of a French equivalent coming out.

      1. re: paulj

        Oh dear, I can feel my wallet tingling already. I may come to regret this question. That's the fanciest cookbook website page I've ever seen!

        1. re: Andrew_Cookbooker

          The Greek one - Vefa's Kitchen - is very good. I've resisted buying the others.