With every information we need practically available at our fingertips, it is not surprising to wonder if cookbooks are still relevant. But it is essential to understand that cookbooks are not just a collection of recipes. Many groundbreaking cookbooks are about the stories, tradition, and culture as much as it is about the recipes presented within. Reading a cookbook is a great way to understand other cultures and traditions from around the world through food. It is not a secret that famous cookbooks are filled with personal tales, unique family traditions, stories from family get-togethers, and epilogues of days spent perfecting their craft. These experiences and stories make for a memorable read, inspiring us to establish our own traditions around food.