Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking
Author: Marcella Hazan
Buy It: $20.98
Why You Should Own It: What Julia Child is to French cuisine, Mareclla Hazan is to Italian. Born in Italy, Hazan moved to NYC shortly after getting married. Before tying the knot, the foremost authority on cooking Italian had never prepared a meal. Not a one. But apparently she learned fast. Get with this classic text and you will too.