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2014's Best Cookbooks: A Meta Listicle of Listicles

Eater tallies 2014's best cookbook lists to find out which cookbook reigns supreme.

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It's the most listicle-y time of the year, and it seems as though every single media outlet has released a list of the Best Cookbooks of 2014. The problem is, though, every single one of them recommends completely different books. The only way to reach consensus? Roundup the roundups. Below, Eater tallies best cookbook roundups from all around, and there is a clear winner: Yotam Ottolenghi's Plenty More was on a whopping 25 listicles, while Sean Brock's Heritage comes in second on 18 listicles. Now, on to the most recommended cookbooks of 2014:

Top Six Cookbooks 2014

First Place: On 24 Lists

Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London's Ottolenghi: Yotam Ottolenghi (Ten Speed)

Second Place: On 18 Lists

Heritage: Sean Brock (Artisan)

Third Place: On 14 Lists

Baking Chez Moi: Recipes From My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere: Dorie Greenspan (Rux Martin / HMH)

Fourth Place: On 13 Lists

Prune: Gabrielle Hamilton (Random House)

Fifth Place: On 12 Lists

The Slanted Door: Modern Vietnamese Food: Charles Phan (Ten Speed)

Sixth Place: On 10 Lists

A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus: Menus and Stories: Renee Erickson and Jess Thomson (Sasquatch)

Seventh Place

Seventh Place: On 9 Lists

Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails, with More than 500 Recipes: David Kaplan, Nick Fauchald, and Alex Day (Ten Speed)

Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes: Dominique Ansel (Simon & Schuster)

Huckleberry: Stories, Secrets and Recipes From Our Kitchen (Chronicle)

Eighth Place

Eighth Place: On 8 Lists

The Baking Bible: Rose Levy Beranbaum (HMH)

Bitter: A Taste of the World's Most Dangerous Flavor, with Recipes: Jennifer McLagan (Ten Speed)

My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories: David Lebovitz (Ten Speed)

ninth place

Ninth Place: On 7 Lists

How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food: Mark Bittman (HMH)

Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook: Ina Garten (Clarkson Potter)

tenth place

Tenth Place: On Six Lists

Bar Tartine: Techniques and Recipes: Cortney Burns and Nicolaus Balla (Chronicle)

Flour + Water: Pasta: Thomas McNaughton (Ten Speed)

My Portugal: Recipes and Stories: George Mendes and Genevieve Ko (STC)

Ovenly: Sweet and Salty Recipes from New York's Most Creative Bakery: Erin Patinkin and Agatha Kulaga (Harlequin)

Relae: A Book of Ideas: Christian Puglisi (Ten Speed)

Eleventh Place

Eleventh Place: On 5 Lists

Jamie Oliver's Comfort Food: The Ultimate Weekend Cookbook: Jamie Oliver (Ecco)

Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail: Dave Arnold (Norton)

Mediterranean Vegetarian Feasts: Aglaia Kremezi (STC)

Mexico: The Cookbook: Margarita Carillo Arronte (Phaidon)

Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry: Recipes and Techniques for Year-Round Preserving: Cathy Barrow (Norton)

Sugar Rush: Master Tips, Techniques, and Recipes for Sweet Baking: Johnny Iuzzini and Wes Martin (Clarkson Potter)

Twelve Recipes: Cal Peternell (William Morrow)

Listicles Cited

PopSugar, GoodReadsBuffalo NewsNewsday, Kitchen Daily, Boston GlobeTasting TableHuffPo TasteKCRWPowell's, Here & Now, The Atlantic, Washington Post, Mother JonesAndrew Zimmern, Philly.com, Kitchen Arts & Letters, Serious EatsBon Appetit, New York Times, Cookbooks 365, NPRTurnTable Kitchen, Telegraph, Good to Know Recipes,Good FoodCanadian Living, The Braiser, BookPage, Amazon, Globe and Mail, and, of course, Eater's own Essential Cookbooks of 2014 list.

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