I struggle every year with what to buy my dad for Father's Day, because if he already knows he wants it, chances are he's already bought it. Now, in the 11th hour, I remembered how much he enjoys his "Food Lover's Companion" and thought he might like a food or food science book. Any suggestions? Both "Food: The History of Taste" and "What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained " look interesting to me. Any comments on either of these books?
I'm not looking for cookbooks - my mom does nearly all the cooking in their house.