If you consider yourself to be innovative, or inventive, or both when it comes to cooking it can be difficult to find an outlet for your creativity as opposed to just following recipes. Cooking For Geeks ($7) is the book you have been waiting for. It goes behind the dish and looks at the science involved in cooking a meal. This is so much more than a cookbook, as it takes your curiosity for new discoveries and applies it to the kitchen thus allowing you to learn what makes a recipe work so you can improvise and create it yourself. A very clever book that makes a fascinating read.