The all-time classic, with very extensive lists of recipes, all very briefly described.
A brilliant cookbook on sauces, has greatly stimulated my exploration of various types of sauces.
I am using the 1996 French edition, but (naturally) also available in English
Great book on one of my favorite cuisines.
Good book in English on the not very well-known Dutch cuisine.
One of the great compilations of Italian cooking.
I cannot resist to list this book here, even though in Dutch, as it was the basis of my culinary training 30 years ago. A basic and highly practical text; unfortunately not available in English