Genius chef James Beard poured his heart, soul, and vast knowledge into one big book before he died in In this comprehensive reissue of James Beard’s American Cookery, you get the same great recipes (all and pictures, plus a forward by Tom Colicchio.
I bought this for $1,00 in Las Vegas 4-18-94 when we stopped at a bookstore before coming home. It's got delicious Mexican recipes and they are absolutely easy to fix and taste so authentic. (Since it's her own families recipes, it's easy to understand that it is authentic). I love this cookbook.
The Zuni Cafe Cookbook: A Compendium of Recipes and Cooking Lessons from San Francisco's Beloved Resturant
The home page for chef Beverly Lynn Bennett, featuring deliciously healthy and innovative vegan recipes. As a vegan, Beverly doesn't use any dairy products in any of her creations, and they aren't missed at all.