not cookbooks, but books about food.
i'm reading "Eat the City" by robin shulman and love it! great history book as well as present day foodies-of-NYC info. also started "Fannie's Last Supper" by Christopher Kimball of Cook's and ATK fame.
I also loved "Heat" by bill buford, "Stuffed" by Patricia Volk, and "Garlic and Sapphires" by Ruth Reichl
I've read bourdain's food books, and am reading "La Bonne Table" by Bemelmans. I've also got "Is There a Nutmeg in the House" by jill norman, waiting in the stacks. I've tried MFK fisher and gotten bored though... does anyone have more food/restaurant/hospitality recommendations?