The Science of Good Cooking: Master 50 Simple Concepts to Enjoy a Lifetime of Success in the Kitchen (Cook's Illustrated Cookbooks) - AbeBooks - The Editors of America's Test Kitchen and Guy Crosby Ph.D: 1933615982
James Beard's American Cookery by James Beard. This book is pretty high up on my wishlist. It supposedly brings a historical perspective to American cuisine and provides several recipes for home style dishes.
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