This is more than just a cook book, ladies and gentlemen. This is a DIY handbook for the culinarily inclined filled with information such as the in-depth chemistry involved in the art of cooking. The book also features some interesting life-hack techniques like overclocking your oven to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit!
There are more than a variety of recipes ranging from sweet desserts to savory entrees including chocolate chip cookies and duck confit. Perhaps most importantly, the book provides insight to invaluable chemical reactions that help explain how particular flavors in food are achieved. Any foodie with a stomach and a brain can easily find something of interest stowed away in this nerdy culinary compendium. ($21 @ Amazon)