Singular women, like Barbara Tropp and Julie Sahni, published celebrated cookbooks in the ’80s. Here are five more standouts.
Kennedy’s The Art of Mexican Cooking insightfully catalogs many of the country’s beloved recipes, from the simple to the complex.
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Casas’s seminal The Foods and Wines of Spain features traditional dishes from even the most obscure Spanish villages and restaurants.
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In her wonderful book Indian Cooking, Jaffrey carefully translates traditional recipes from all over India for American home cooks.
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Julee Rosso & Sheila Lukins
These two caterers revolutionized home entertaining with The Silver Palate Cookbook—and made Chicken Marbella famous.
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The Cooking of Southwest France is an authoritative source on French dishes that were almost unheard of in the U.S. when the book was published.
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