A colleague of mine brought The Silver Spoon into the office and I was sucked right in.
D'you know what sold it to me in the end. The binding. This is a book designed to be used. Like a dictionary. Most impressive.
McGee I've been hearing much about from billyabbott and elvum and was intrigued. A resource on the whys and wherefores of cooking and the influences on how and what we eat over the years. And indeed how and what we should be eating now. :)
As of Jamie, well I do have a soft spot for the much maligned fat-tongued one, regardless of the distaste of certain people (*coughTomcough*) and this book does look like it could be his How to Cook. I shall let you know how it turns out in due course.
As any rate this may mean I actually cook for some of you (a dubious honour I have bestowed on few I have not lived with other than the vast cauldrons of spicy things purveyed housewarming parties over the years) so beware emails bearing invitations to consume experimental cooking.
You Have Been Warned.