ome: a book, especially a very large, heavy or learned book
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As in: The "Myth Smashers" episode of Good Eats that I watched last night--Alton Brown consulted what he called "a tome on cooking know-how, full of culinary information like 'don't submerge mushrooms in water or they will soak it up.'" (Which, by the way, is a myth that Alton later debunked).
Definition via here.
Daily Drop Cap by Jessica Hische.
Check in tomorrow for my Thursday's Thinking of Food post!