Cooking and Food: You want to look for books on back country camping, which means books on one pot cooking. Most libraries have a nice selection of camp cook books. But unlike backpackers, cyclists get to run in a grocery store at the end of the day. So you might be less interested in a book which focuses on dehydrated foods and items that need to be packed in for the WHOLE trip. You won't have this problem. For these reasons, I really liked "The Well-Fed Backpacker".
The Well-Fed Backpacker, June Fleming
Cooking the One Burner Way, Melissa Gray and Buck Tilton