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With the ample time we have at home right now, what better way to curb boredom than by learning to cook

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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. 

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Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking Cook by Dana Shultz

Known for her immensely popular food blog, Minimalist Baker, Dana Shultz debuted a cookbook that features 101 entirely plant-based and gluten-free delicious recipes. Every recipe requires 10 ingredients or less, can be made in one bowl, and require 30 minutes or less to prepare. From mushroom-stuffed pizzas and double chocolate waffles to veggie burgers, it champions a fuss-free approach, which is perfect for rookie vegetarians.

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Cravings: Hungry For More by Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen follows up her successful debut Cravings with a second book containing more of her signature wit, great flavours and, of course, more cravings. Decadent recipes such as Everything Bagel Cream Cheese Breakfast Bakes, Jalapeno Parmesan-Crusted Grilled Cheese, Carrot Coconut Soup and Banana Bread will make your mouth water—and hopefully cook up a storm.

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Antoni In The Kitchen by Antoni Porowski

Antoni Porowski, the food and wine guru on Netflix's Queer Eye, teaches foodies how to become more confident and casual in the kitchen with his best-selling cookbook. Featuring healthy and simple dishes that composed of one to five ingredients such as Jonny’s Queso Blanco, Malaysian Chili Shrimp and more, this cookbook is ideal for beginner chefs. 

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Nothing Fancy by Alison Roman

Social media star, New York Times columnist and author Alison Roman helps you nail dinner with unfussy recipes and imperfectly perfect setting. This is a good book to start honing your skills as host and chef for when you're able to invite guests over again for an impromptu weekend gathering.

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