Rachael Ray's Cookbook Picks

Book Cover Image. Title: The Book of Burger, Author: Rachael Ray

The Book of Burger

Rachael Ray

Arriving just in time for the summer grilling season, Rachael Ray's The Book of Burger serves up more than 200 recipes for burgers, sliders, sloppies, fries, and sides. We asked the author to share her favorite cookbooks with us -- scroll down to see what she cooked up. 

Book Cover Image. Title: Mastering the Art of French Cooking Boxed Set:  Volumes 1 and 2, Author: Julia Child

Mastering the Art of French Cooking Boxed Set

Julia Child

I watched her as a child. She made me giggle and she made me hungry. My mother gave me her books, and I cherish them all. Buy Now

Book Cover Image. Title: BBQ 25, Author: Adam Perry Lang

BBQ 25

Adam Perry Lang

This is the only BBQ book anyone will ever need. I riff on tons of great advice throughout the book, and it has wipe-off sturdy pages that can stand up to smears and sauces and raindrops when cooking outside. Buy Now

Book Cover Image. Title: Vegetables from an Italian Garden:  Season-by-Season Recipes, Author: Editors of Phaidon Press

Vegetables from an Italian Garden

Editors of Phaidon Press

We have a huge garden and the seeds are all Italian. This book gives me great ideas at a glance to use up all of our harvest. Buy Now

Book Cover Image. Title: Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking, Author: Marcella Hazan

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

Marcella Hazan

Marcella taught me that measuring puts cooks in a cage and that cooking is about measuring with your palate and your hands. Buy Now

Book Cover Image. Title: Joy of Cooking:  75th Anniversary Edition, Author: Irma S. Rombauer

Joy of Cooking

Irma S. Rombauer

This is the first cookbook I read as if it were a work of fiction. I'd just pick it up and read a chapter or two.  Buy Now

Book Cover Image. Title: The New York Times International Cookbook, Author: Craig Claiborne

The New York Times International Cookbook

Craig Claiborne

Craig Clairborne made food seem glamorous yet still accessible.  Buy Now

Book Cover Image. Title: Twist It Up:  More Than 60 Delicious Recipes from an Inspiring Young Chef, Author: Jack Witherspoon

Twist It Up

Jack Witherspoon

Jack has battled leukemia and is winning. He is not old enough to vote but he is mature, funny, creative, and a wonderful chef who uses food as a vehicle to share his positive sprit and appetite for life. Buy Now