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Cooking. There are so many 'complete' cook books out there. Then there are the professional cooking pieces that aim to educate and enlighten the cooking student. There are topic-specific books that drill through a specific ingredient, region or cuisine. James Peterson's Cooking is quite neatly, all of those wrapped in a visual stunner studded with definitive elements of the principles of really good cooking.