...What would it be? I'd like to get a good one to supplement the small stock of recipes I got from my family. We're Ashkenazi, and a lot of those recipes were so basic and second-nature that no one ever wrote them down. Now that I'm grown-up and in a position to cook for myself, of course, I live hundreds of miles away from the family and cannot observe the process.
I'm happy to consider a good cookbook with Sefardi, Mizrahi, etc. recipes, but I really want something that will help me cook the stuff I grew up eating. Bonus points if you know a good one that also helps us diet-conscious cooks adjust for the heart-stopping amounts of fat, salt, and sugar in the traditional recipes.