Cook's Illustrated The New Best Recipe. - Great book. That's where I got the bagel recipe when I made bagel dogs last year and posted pics.
Joy of Cooking - somewhat old fashioned, but it is comprehensive. The index is 70 pages long, which is awesome.
The Craft of the Cocktail: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master Bartender
Other than that, I just like to find recipes online.
Last edited by brew; 05-08-2012 at 03:45 PM.