Author: Richard Sax
Buy It: $22.86
Why You Should Own It: Simply a masterpiece. If you want to make dessert, you'll find no cookbook more comprehensive than Sax's definitive account of meal-finishing sweets. Too often your average guy writes off baking and desserts as something left to the women in his life. That's a bullshit cop-out. Baking is tricky; it requires greater attention to detail than something like basic grilling, meaning you're a coward for not knowing the precise temperature of your oven's interior when it's set to 375 degrees (probably it's not 375, and you should know this). Learn this.