I am looking for a gift for a friend who is just finishing up pastry school. Not a cookbook, necessarily; what I had in mind was something with a lot of well-written text and perhaps some recipes... for example, I (and my friend) loved Ruth Reichl's and Michael Ruhlman's books, "Heat", "Julie and Julia" etc. I would love to find a good read with a pastry/bread focus, but anything interesting/inspirational/relating to food would be good.
Any recommendations?!?!? -thanks!