I’m a complete sucker for food-related books, especially biographies and memoirs. If you have a recipe collection with a few essays woven in? I’m in heaven. The Apprentice was a stand-out in this regard, since it had food, biography, and France, so I was completely unable to resist its many many charms.
More uncontrollable gushing can be found here! Sidebar: searching for an amazon link for this book mostly got me links to a certain reality TV series, and now my delightful high from this charming book is kind of deflated… Fortunately I have a Julia Child book on my TBR!