Any recs for a great cookbook to cook my way through? I live in a very small, rural town that has 5+ months of winter so I need something that doesn't require a lot of specialty items. Although our farmer's market has begun its season, they are still mostly selling last year's root vegetables. Still some weeks away from fresh produce, I think.
I have Sunday Suppers (love it, but lots of particular ingredients that I don't have access to), Marcell Hazan (too heavy for summer), Nigella's How to Eat and a lot of baking books. My local library has the Gourmet Cookbook (which I check out about once a month), a Madhur Jaffrey veg boook, Fannie Farmer and a smattering of others.
Other requirements: I usually cook just for myself and have dinner parties 3-4 times per month (max 8 guests). Something that would translate well to dinners for one would be great. Also, I don't eat too much meat.
Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!