1. Useful cooking tips and more

    Lobsters Scream When You Boil Them: And 100 Other Myths About Food and Cooking . . . Plus 25 Recipes to Get It Right Every Time by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough is an amusing compendium of useful cooking information for beginners as well as more advanced cooks.  

    I love the title of this book. I have had to convince even talented and experienced cooks that lobsters don’t scream or try escape when you cook them. Cooking lobsters is a snap, and this book explains all the tricks of preparing these tasty crustaceans.
    The book also shoots down other well-known kitchen myths that may be sabotaging your cooking. And, the authors include recipes for peanut cake among others that sound tempting!