1. Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child
For over 50 years, the New York Times bestseller Mastering the Art of French Cooking has been go-to French cookbook especially among the Americans. With a collection of 524 delicious recipes, Julia Child, Simone Beck, and Louisette Bertholle break down the classic foods of France with 100 clear illustrations to guide readers every step of the way. Featured in the lovable and quirky film, Julie & Julia, this cookbook is a fantastic read for both aspiring and skilled chefs.