Schlerman in the Kitchen, Gene Schlerman, Madrona Publishers, 1980, hardcover with dust jacket, 227pp.
An unorthodox book of an eclectic set of recipes written in prose form, along with advice on shopping for ingredients, entertaining guests, and personal tales. ""This book was written mainly...to protest boring food."" His food draws on ""the classic cuisines of France, Italy, Poland, Scandinavia, Germany, Japan, China, Korea, and America (including Tex-Mex)."" You'll love reading this book and eventually cooking from it, and your guests will thank you for it (except, perhaps, when you make ""Son of a bitch stew"").