First let me say I love reading cookbooks and I cook a lot on the weekends. However, I can't get through the new Mark Bittman cookbook- nor his other popular book. The layout and the look and description leave me cold and unmotivated. Also the Zuni cook book did as well. Many cookbooks I have read cover to cover include to many to list, however all of Nigella's, the Joy of Cooking, anything by the team of Chris Schleshinger and partner (can't remember name), Peg Bracken, Joan Nathan, Batali, Jeremy Tower. Anyone else feel the same about some cookbooks- partiicularly Bittman's. What cookbook do you want to love, (like I want tolove Zuni Cafe (taken out of libary twice)), but can't.