Cook books

Go to a decent bookshop- second hand can be sometimes good- my favourite Chinese cookbook by Kenneth Lo is long out of print.
Check the recipes- do you need to go on a world tour to get the ingredients?
Are there more retouched pictures than recipes?
Are there inappropriate things?- I once saw a book of chinese cooking recommending parsley when coriander was really needed.
Are there too many proprietary components if the book is from a food producer?
Is the book fun- and will it last in the kitchen?

Schauen Sie in einem guten Laden was es gibt. In der Alten Schönhauser Allee in Berlin gibt es sogar einen Kochbuchspezialitätenladen.
Gebraucht ist mal gut für kleine Schätze.