Someone recently slipped me a card they got at an event where Alice Waters spoke with a list of her favorite cookbooks. It was both surprising and refreshing to see that I don't have a single one of these.
• Simple French Food (Richard Olney)
• Cuisines of Mexico (Diana Kennedy)
• Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco (Paula Wolfort)
• French Country Cooking (Elizabeth David)
• The Taste of Country Cooking (Edna Lewis)