The Year's Top Cookbooks

Dec. 22, 2006 — -- "Good Morning America" food editor Sara Moulton picked 2006's best cookbooks for every occasion.

Old-Fashioned Italian Food

"On Top of Spaghetti"

Johanne Killeen and George Germon

William Morris

All-Purpose Book by a Chef, But Really for the Home Cook

"Happy in the Kitchen"

Michel Richard




Dorie Greenspan

Houghton Mifflin

"The Essence of Chocolate"

John Scharfenberger and Robert Steinberg


For Kids

"Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook"

Georgeanne Brennan

Random House

"Kids 1-2-3"

Rozanne Gold

Bloomsbury Children's Books

Great Comfort Food

"The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook"

Ted and Matt Lee


World Travel

"Cradle of Flavor" (cuisines of Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia)

James Oseland


"The Soul of a New Cuisine" (African food)

Marcus Samuelsson

John Wiley and Sons

"Eating Cuban"

Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs

Stewart Taboori and Chang

"Arabesque" (Cuisines of Morocco, Turkey and Lebanon)

Claudia Roden

Alfred Knopf


"Big Small Plates"

Cindy Pawlcyn

Ten Speed

For the Cook Who Wants to Cook Without a Book

"The Improvisational Cook"

Sally Schneider

William Morrow

A Great Read (without recipes)

"My Life in France"

Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme