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CCP Reading List

Heads up! Many of the CCP Exam questions are taken from these sources, which span the exam's ten testing categories. We recommend a thorough review of these books before sitting for the exam.


The Modern Art of Chinese Cooking by Barbara Tropp
Reissue edition, paperback, Hearst Books, 1996
ISBN: 0688146112

The Complete Asian Cookbook by Charmaine Solomon
New revised edition, hardcover, Charles Tuttle Co., 1992
ISBN: 080481791X


Professional Baking by Wayne Gisslen
2nd edition, John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 047159508X

Food Chemistry

Cookwise by Shirley O. Corriher
1st edition, hardcover, Morrow & Co., 1997
ISBN: 0688102298

On Food and Cooking by Harold McGee
Reprint edition, paperback, Collier Books
ISBN: 0684843285

Food Identification

New Food Lover’s Companion by Sharon Tyler Herbst
2nd edition, paperback, Barron’s, 1995
ISBN: 0812015207

On Cooking by Labensky and Hause
2nd edition, Prentice Hall, 1998
ISBN: 0139241019

Food of North America

Rick Bayless’s Mexican Kitchen by Richard Lane Bayless
ISBN: 068480063

I Hear America Cooking by Betty Fussell
Penguin Books, 1997
ISBN: 014026332


Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Vol. I and II) by Julia Child et al.
Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN: 0394721780 and 0394721772

Food of France by Waverly Root
Vintage Books
ISBN: 0679738975 (or prior edition)


Food of Italy by Waverly Root
Vintage Books
ISBN: 0679738967 (or prior edition)

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan
Alfred A. Knopf, 1992
ISBN: 039458404X


Culinary Nutrition for Food Professionals by Carol Hodges
2nd edition, John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 0471286079


ServSafe Coursebook or ServSafe Essentials 
Most recent edition, paperback, NRA Educational Foundation
ISBN: 0471225177

Food Alert!: The Ultimate Sourcebook for Food Safety by Morton Satin

Wine, Beer, and Spirits

Grossman’s Guide to Wine, Spirits and Beers by Harriet Lembeck

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