Finally set up my Amazon Associates account, so here’s some pointless shilling. Just a few of the best nonfiction books I’ve found; each represents the best of at least half a dozen books I’ve read on the same topic (with the exception of McGee’s book on the science of cooking; I’ve never encountered anything comparable). If you read all of these, then you’ll be much less impressed when I regurgitate their contents, and our relationship may suffer.