Thanks, BuzzFeed, for asking the world’s best chefs and food writers to recommend the greatest books that all of us should cook through, start to finish. Bourdain recommends La Technique by Jacques Pépin, Padma Lakshmi loves Israeli-born chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbook Plenty, and Alice Water says Summer Cooking by Elizabeth David. Here’s some other stuff we loved today:

The best wonton soup in Manhattan’s Chinatown. [Serious Eats]

Mission Chinese Food Now Delivers. [Grub Street]

How to feed the world. [Mark Bittman]

“L.A. is the most important place to eat in America right now,” according to Ruth Reichel. [LA Weekly]