One thing I'm always on the lookout for are Williams Sonoma Cookbooks as part of a series. I believe this particular series is out of print.
Favorite Coffee cake EVER is in this book
They've included a few classics, but most are cookies with a modern twist.
Some of my absolute favorite dishes come from the Grilling Cookbook.
Downside to this cookbook is that there is a large section devoted to fish I will never eat.
LOVE this cookbook. So many wonderful, yet different recipes.
Expensive ingredients here...can't wait until after grad school. :) Or coming home for the holidays.
This cookbook is actually very accessible and inexpensive...granted we're talking about the potato.
Do you shop at thrift stores? What are you always on the lookout for? I'm really interested to know!