In Pursuit of Excellence (Northstarbooks, LLC) is one of those professional cookbooks that I can’t put down once I begin paging through the chapters that follow the courses in a menu.  Josiah Citrin  –  chef/owner at Melisse Restaurant  in California has done a fabulous job of portraying the variety, uniqueness and quality of the food that he presents at this landmark restaurant.  The recipes are clear and the photographs are spectacular.  A “must have” for any serious cookbook collector.