My worry about that essay is merely that I think one cannot really grasp what Derrida means by bricolage (or, for that matter, differance) without having a good understanding of what Derrida is doing to Levi-Strauss, and Levi-Strauss's famous coinage (bricolage) has been so grotesquely abused in so many contexts that this is not a simple matter. But I agree with you that this is a most fundamental essay, containing a great many of Derrida's deepest early insights.
I was at University of Chicago, as you might guess.
I do like the book you referenced. Personally, I prefer Christopher Norris's much earlier introduction, Derrida, but it's very much 6 of 1, half-a-dozen of the other.
I look forward to your thread on theory and food, although I still haven't gotten around to buying my own copy of Culinary Artistry --- I keep trying to get people to buy me a copy as a present, and it never seems to pan out. Maybe I'll have to break down and do it myself....
In passing, I am still uncertain as to whether Ferran Adria intends "deconstruction" in anything like the sense I infer via Derrida, but I do think it sort of pans out that way. I'm going to be doing a bunch of reading up on Adria, though, and hope to come to some conclusions that way.