Just read a book that I think a lot of people on here should read in particular culinary students. It is called
1001 foods you should taste before you die. Edited by Frances Case , universe publishing. It is one of the best reference books I have seen on foods.
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume).
Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...