Need a food book recommendation. Just finished Norman Van Aiken's, thought it started well but ended 'meh.' Enjoyed Anything That Moves (Goodyear), Blood Bones & Butter (Hamilton), Heat (Buford), anything by Bourdain, Steingarten, Ruhlman. Not a huge fan of the historicals - Extra Virginity, Salt, Consider the Fork - but do veer toward the educational/resource (McGee, Flavor Bible).
Restaurant Man, Counter Intelligence, L.A. Son are probably my three 'favorite' reads so anything along any of these lines would be great.