Kitchen on Fire! Mastering the Art of Cooking in 12 Weeks (or Less)
Let's say you need a primer on cooking and the culinary arts but didn't have time to go to cooking school? Picking up a Larousse Gastronomique will give you all the details you need, and a Professional Cooking book will provide a great backbone - but what you really need is an easy to follow 'cooking class' in your own home. Kitchen on Fire! by Olivier Said and Chef Mike C. (Da Capo Press, ISBN 9780738214535) provides that, and more.
Read the full review of Kitchen on Fire! on the Sand and Succotash blog.