A day doesn't go by that I don't peek inside one of our many cooking and culinary books. We have quite a few, but there are some that stand out. In specific, the always handy, awesome, and informative Food Lover's Companion by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst.
The original version of this book first came into my life as a student at the CIA. Since then, I've gotten the new and revised edition. It has been my go-to book whenever I need to learn something about some food item or whenever I feel like reading a bit. And let's just say, this book has seen many minutes inside a bathroom. ;-)