My wife has asked me to write down a few things that I would like for Christmas so she has some ideas and so she can tell her mom and my mom what to be on the lookout for. I already mentioned a Thermapen, but that's probably a wee bit much to ask for $ wise. I see everyone mentioning "the bible" from Rytek Kutas. Is there more than one book? I see there are different versions of what looks to be the same basic book "Great Sausage Recipes and Meat Curing". Am I looking at the right book? Any input would be helpful. Also, since I'm not a sausage maker (and probably won't be anytime soon) is there any point in asking for this? I was also thinking of a couple of new knives like either a Forshner or Henckels in an 8" or 10" model. What else in that $50 and under price range I could put on the list?