I love this stack of books. The colors are so juicy and lively and it sits by a lamp one of my sisters-in-law gave me that's my favorite green.
In the stack are some of my favorite cookbooks plus other nice titles. I still haven't made it all the way through every essay in The Gentle Art of Domesticity, but I think it's a book I'll keep going back to on rainy days and winter evenings. Hotel Babylon was just plain fun - like Kitchen Confidential except it brings you into the behind-the-scenes of a London hotel rather than a restaurant kitchen.