Almost 18 years ago I bought my first two cookbooks off the streets of Mumbai. One was a mini cookbook by Family Circle and the other was a pre-loved dog eared copy of the Australian Women’s Weekly Chinese Cookbook. I cherished them like the prized treasure they were. Little was I to know that the simple act of buying a cookbook would spur a madness, an addiction that would last a lifetime. Almost 800 cookbooks later and counting, I still have my first ones sitting proudly on my shelf.