Another thread made me wonder. What do you do when you buy or are given a cookbook? Do you sit down and read it or page through? Is the index the most important part of the book? Do pick out a couple recipes to try or do you set an agenda to cook your way through it? Are you looking for recipes or a point of view about cooking or food? Do you have some quota of recipes or frequency of use in mind that indicate "mastering" the book or make it a worthwhile purchase?
Not looking for all these answers. Just trying to get a sense of what your approach to cookbooks is.