When asked about his favorite cookbooks, it's hardly surprising that Josiah Citrin goes for the classics. Most of the books he loves and recommends are primarily concerned with precise French-influenced cooking, much as he is at Mélisse.
"My all-time favorite cookbook is Joel Robouchon's first, Ma Cuisine Pour Vou," Citrin says. "I bought it when I first went to France, and the detail and perfection is so inspiring. I still refer to the style of preparation and the rigor he shows in that book.More »