Thought people might be interested. Beard panel lists key books Associated Press December 5, 2007 New York - In honor of its 20th anniversary, the James Beard Foundation's Book Awards Committee has named what its members consider the 20 most essential cookbooks. The books, which were limited to those still in print, are: ? American Cookery, by James Beard (1996) ? Authentic Mexican: Regional Cooking From the Heart of Mexico, by Rick Bayless (2007) ? Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook (2004) ? Classic Indian Cooking, by Julie Sahni (1980) ? Jacques Pepin's Complete Techniques, by Jacques Pepin and Leon Pererr (2001) ? Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking, by Marcella Hazan (1992) ? How to Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food, by Mark Bittman (2006) ? The Joy of Cooking, by Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker (2006) ? The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion: The All-Purpose Baking Cookbook (2003) ? Maida Heatter's Book of Great Desserts, by Maida Heatter (1999) ? Martha Stewart's Hors d'Oeuvres Handbook, by Martha Stewart (1999) ? Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume One, by Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle and Simone Beck (2001) ? The Modern Art of Chinese Cooking: Techniques and Recipes, by Barbara Tropp (1996) ? The New Food Lover's Companion, by Sharon Tyler Herbst (2007) ? The Oxford Companion to Wine, by Jancis Robinson (2007) ? Rick Stein's Complete Seafood, by Rick Stein (2004) ? The Silver Palate Cookbook, by Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso (2007) ? The Thrill of the Grill: Techniques, Recipes and Down-Home Barbecue, by Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby (2002) ? Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, by Deborah Madison (2007) ? The Way to Cook, by Julia Child (1993) To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.