I love cookbooks that have alot of pictures and will only buy those that have Pictures of the Dishes or Step-by-step Pictures! And all these are collected over the years in USA in Borders especially when they have the 30%-50% discount coupon available! And some of these Cookbooks, after clearance is only USD3.99 or USD2.50! But too bad the cookbooks here don't have the usual 'Singaporean' or 'Malaysia' Cookbooks. Mostly are categorise under 'Asian' or 'China'! And the more popular 'Asian' Cookbooks are Thai, Vietnamese or Indian.
Anyway I seldom do the dishes on these books, I only take them as reference and 灵感!