but, what are your staple cookbooks? i've collected, over the years, random, and usually-from-the-budget-section cookbooks that i have to say, i've rarely even used. don't know why. perhaps because the recipes don't, for the most part, excite me. plus, i tend to print recipes off the internet, before i leave work, so i know what to pick up on the way home. so! i'd like to overhaul my cookbook collection with a few gems: books with lovely (and hopefully, not too difficult), gourmet-ish recipes. i've heard nigella lawson's 'feast' has some nice recipes, but i'm wondering if you all might suggest some that you really cherish. i'm heading to borders this weekend with a gift certificate, so i'd like to pick up one or two. to help narrow this down a bit: i love to cook with things i can pick up at a farmers' market, and i love goat cheeses, baguettes, nice wine. so, i guess i'm looking for sort of 'artisanal' cookbooks, but for someone who's not a great cook. perhaps a tall order! can anyone help out?