Restaurant cookbooks are a tricky thing. On one hand, a lot of food cooked in restaurants is simply more than a home cook can to tackle: more ingredients, more technique, more time, more expense. And that's one of the reasons we go to restaurants, right? So that they will cook all this amazing stuff for us so we don't have to. But on the other hand, restaurant food is very inspiring and often, if we're willing to put in a little time and effort, it's not so out of our reach. There's a great deal of satisfaction when we achieve something beyond our comfort zone. Which is why restaurant cookbooks like Le Pigeon: Cooking at the Dirty Bird just might be worth checking out.