The 10 Best Rachael Ray Cookbooks

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This wiki has been updated 26 times since it was first published in February of 2017. Rachel Ray, the sweetheart of food shows, has put out an impressive number of cookbooks for somebody without a formal culinary education -- more than 20, in fact. As you can imagine, it is hard to choose the best from them all, but we have rounded up one for every taste, budget, and lifestyle, so anybody can enjoy the creative dishes that come from one of the most established television chefs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Memories and Meals from a Sweet and Savory Life

2. Week in a Day

3. Everyone Is Italian on Sunday

Editor's Notes

July 12, 2019:

Rachel's cookbooks span the gamut from gourmand to basic everyday food, and from simple to complex, so there is definitely an option for everybody. If you are looking for a collection of kid-friendly recipes and perhaps a way to get the younger members of your family more interested in meal prep, we recommend Cooking Rocks! and Yum-o! The Family Cookbook. Now if you need both kid-friendly meals and some well-suited to entertaining your more sophisticated friends, The All-Occasion fits the bill, though it is worth noting that every recipe you'll find in it has already been published in one of her other books.

Memories and Meals from a Sweet and Savory Life is one of here newest books and reads just as much like a personal memoir as it does a cookbook. Whether you are in the mood for an inspiring anecdote, to learn some practical kitchen tips, or to try out a new recipe, it has what you are looking for.

Those with a hectic schedule who require the most efficient use of their time will want Week in a Day, which shows you how to prepare five days' worth of meals in one, so you won't have to start cooking after you get home from work. True Rachel Ray fans, and those who are ready to take on some complex preparations, will enjoy My Year In Meals And Cocktails, which contains recipes of dishes she serves to friends and family in her home. If you are looking for a themed cookbook, consider Everyone Is Italian on Sunday or The Book Of Burger. Whichever one you choose, make sure you have a great set of cookware and kitchen knives on hand to aid in your endeavors.

4. Cooking Rocks!

5. Look+Cook

6. 365: No Repeats

7. The Book Of Burger

8. Yum-o! The Family Cookbook

9. My Year In Meals And Cocktails

10. The All-Occasion

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