Hey, it's a new year and I'm looking to expand my existing range of good to great dishes. Being from New Orleans, I have a decent handle on creole, cajun and soul food. Currently, I have an uninspired list of cookbook (mostly Emeril) and plan to purchase about five new ones this month. What's your favorite? My wife and I love all types of food, especially Italian, Chinese and Mexican. Would love to get some great suggestions from my fellow chowhounds. Sincerely, Chicago Chowhound.