Perhaps you picked it up at a yard sale, maybe in a bargin bin at the mega books store, nonetheless, what cookbook did you pick up perhaps with low expectations that turned out exceptional?
For me it was the Culinaria collection. Picked up the Italian one on a whim followed by the Spain and Greece one. They are solid gold to me. I could have like a chicken or some assundry fish and they always have some good simple ways to prepare them.
What about you all?