If you've ever lacked any desire to visit France, Anne Willan's The Country Cooking of France will surely cure you. This beautiful hardcover book is as much a cookbook as it is a culinary escape. The book is well organized into sections of various meats, soups, sauces, breads, vegetables, potatoes and desserts. Within each chapter there is an accolade section where they pay homage to different French culinary legends as well as a few pages dedicated to local traditions, customs, and other various aspects regarding different regions of France. It is worth its weight in truffles!