Food Lovers Encyclopedia: Book Keeper

Anne Willan’s required reading
Fine Preserving by Catherine Plagemann 
(Simon & Schuster, 1967)
“This is my go-to book for simple, offbeat ideas—thyme jelly with grape juice, for instance, and Moroccan chermoula.” 

Baking: from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006)
“This is a pastry cook must-have.” 

The Oxford Companion to Food
(Oxford University Press, 1999)
“Alan Davidson has overtaken Larousse Gastronomique because he’s so witty and scrupulously accurate.”