So, the book I gave you, The Breakaway Cook, is one of my favorite cookbooks. It's great for so many reasons: besides the awesome pictures, the recipes and unusual ingredients are really accessible. Also, Eric Gower's culinary point of view is very refreshing, combining global flavors into all sort of exciting dishes. It's especially useful if you'd like to start including some Asian ingredients in your dishes without making all out Asian food. Mashed Potatoes with Savory Miso Gravy, Shirred Shiitake Eggs and Pomegranate-Glazed Salmon are just a few of the Asian spins on everyday recipes. Because of these global "twists", I think Eric's book is one of those great cookbooks that can really expand you as a cook.
Butternut Squash "Pizzettas"