Try'n find The Saucier's Apprentice (Raymond A. Sokolov) and Sauces: Classical and Contemporary Sauce Making (James Peterson)
Two great ones to have around the kitchen.
I agree with Suzanne: French Curry Sauce is miles and miles away from it's Indian counterpart.
Good choice Mez! Your little coffee pot will give you a better quality espresso than any electric espresso maker. I have a GranGaggia that I practically don't use anymore ever since I bought a little espresso coffee pot. It's not even plugged-in :D
Enjoy it! ;)