Let’s be clear. I don’t buy or skim through hard copy cookbooks very often. There was a time when I would sit in bookstore cookbook aisles pouring over new and fresh recipe ideas, but with the internet being what it is, I dont have to look too far to find a new and improved version of everything at the click of a mouse. However, there are a handful of cookbooks out there that go beyond ingredient lists and culinary procedures. These cookbooks weave personal tales of family, love and loss and the magical dishes that season the journey.