The Observer's Top 50 Cookbooks of All Time


Observer's food magazine, Observer Food Monthly, brought together a panel of cooks and food writers to select the 50 best cookbooks of all time. Of all time! As in, there's one from 1570 (#49 Opera dell'arte del Cucinare by Bartolomeo Scappi—you know, just in case you have some Renaissance popes over for lunch). The list ranged from Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking to the Momofuku Cookbook to many British cookbooks, including those by Jamie Oliver, Fergus Henderson, and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

Do you agree with the list? Have you cooked from many of the books?