I recently came across this article about how culinary book clubs are becoming more popular across the United States. I recognize that most of these clubs are people who are not certified or trained chefs, but people who simply love good food. Still, I think it is important for chefs and culinarians to read the perspectives and ideas of others. We grow up thinking one way about food and how it should be prepared and then we read about how other people think it should be done and it can change our entire approach. I am very busy but am always traveling with a new book or magazine that has ideas and stories in it. I encourage all chefs to seek out new ideas and challenge their thoughts with new ones as they work in the kitchen.
Here is another website I found online that talks about the top 10 books for chefs. Check it out.