Place: Largely irrelevant. If at all possible, the books should be available in English.
Searched: 'Essential books for chefs', 'essential cookbooks' etc
Scenario: I have a murder victim.
They are a Srs Cook - possibly even a chef, and even if they're not professional they are a devout foodie - and when their apartment is being looked at I want this to be pretty clear. It occurred to me that one way to show this would be to list some of the books they keep in their kitchen...
What are some recognisable Foodie Bibles - cookbooks, naturally, but also things like dictionaries of ingredients/spices or histories of cooking - that my murder victim might have on standby?
For the record, they're pretty much an equal-opportunity eater. Not vegetarian, not interested in one particular region over another - chances are, they'd have French Foodie Bible right next to Chinese Foodie Bible.