KYHeirloomer recently answered a post regarding 'Must Have Cookbooks'. He mentioned that Cajun and Creole Cooking with Miss Edie & The Colonel provided the historical and cultural background of the cuisines.
What are some other known cookbooks (or food books in general) that provide the same historical context and information about different foods, cuisines and/or recipes? I find these much more interesting than cookbooks which list recipes only.
Thanks in advance!