The usual cookbook follows the following pattern: list of recipes, a detailed list of instructions and hopefully, if you stick to the instructions, good results. If you’re lucky, they throw in a picture to compare your results with the perfect world of cooking. This kind of magic list of instructions thing leads one to believe that cooking is some sort of black voodoo.
I’m quite sure it’s not. What I’m looking for is a book that explains me which things go together, why things go wrong when I just throw it all in. Basically a bottom up guide. Any suggestions?