Cooking is a craft that everyone cannot grasp after having a few lessons in the kitchen with family members and friends. Some learners need additional tools to further enhance their knowledge of the trade and perfect their talent in the industry; this is where cook books come in. Culinary reading material gives the student a clear picture of what he is preparing along with a scope of what the finished product should look like. It is much easier for a young chef to prepare fried chicken when he is not guessing about how much flour to put into the bag or the amount of time it takes for the coated skin to brown. Cook books are essential tools that help culinary students and amateurs progress in the trade.