There are lots of threads on vegetarian cookbooks. Unfortunately, I can't tell if the recommendations are what I'm looking for.
I'm not a vegetarian, but from time to time I eat at somewhat high-end vegetarian restaurants that knock my socks off. It's not really the vegetarian-ness that interests me, so much as it is the creative use of diverse ingredients (think raw kelp noodles and mixed mushrooms in coconut curry). I'm looking for a cookbook that can help me start cooking dishes in that mold.