Thanks to all who responded to my initial post yesterday. i appreciate your input and have all your recs on a list for later purchases. I need a good book on Asian and Indian cuisines that is good for a novice. detailed recipes. Please recommend.
Also, this is what I will add to my list from yesterday, along with a recommended Asian, Indian, Spanish books.
1. All About Braising
2. Sauces by James Pattersom