Interesting little challenge over at Zeralda's Diary which asks you to choose which cookbook you would choose if you were limited to only one for the rest of your life.
Thinking about the books sitting on my shelf it would have to be The Kitchen Garden Companion by Stephanie Alexander. I will put my hand up to not being overly interested in her Cook's Companion but I just adore the Kitchen Garden Companion. Not only does it give you recipes for wonderful seasonal produce it also tells you how and when to grow these things. It is tied in with her Kitchen Garden Foundation which is a program going in schools to help kids learn about growing their own food and then cooking that wonderful fresh produce. Stephanie is an inspiration to me and I hope that she will continue to be an inspiration to a whole new generation of children that are learning about food because of her.