I'm looking for a cook book that is as much a recipe book as a "why" book. I'm trying to decide betweem Alton Brown's, I'm just here for the food and James Peterson's, Cooking.
I really want to be able to learn from the book and cook from it, with out having to deal with to much technical jargon or boring subject matter. Hope that makes sense.
I am also open to other suggestions and possibly other James Peterson cookbooks.