Whether you just got married, made the move in together or simply want to turn over a new leaf, make sure you have the guides to basic cooking fundamentals.

Start out with the gastronomic essentials featured below, which range from classic cookbooks by the world's foremost chefs to quick and simple meal ideas. Follow up with specialty books like Party Basics For the New Nesters. It's a newlyweds guide to hosting fabulous fetes!

Already have a solid cookbook library? This collection makes a great wedding gift — and it won't be sold out on the registry.