The Flavor Bible isn’t actually a cookbook, it is lists of flavors that go well together. Example: walnuts, endive, pears… duh, but brown butter, balsamic vinegar and fish…now that is interesting. It also has lots of great quotes and example dishes from well known chefs. So much fun!!
The other is Rick Bayless’s Mexican Kitchen. I actually see Mr. Bayless pretty often here in Chicago, at the Green City Market or on the street, so I thought maybe it was time to add a little more Mexican cooking in my rotation. The warming weather probably also inspired the selection.