Outdoor cooking season is nearly here, and May's cookbooks offer plenty to keep you and your grill going: guides on barbecue and cocktails, plus vegan cooking and the secrets of how to make killer Cambodian sandwiches.
Brooklyn Bartender: A Modern Guide to Cocktails and Spirits
This heavily illustrated book contains 300 drink recipes, from twists on the classics to new inventions. It's right at the nexus of two spring trends: high end cocktail books and books that showcase Brooklyn as a culinary brand.
*Cooking with Loula: Greek Recipes from My Family to Yours
Originally a self-published book funded with a Kickstarter campaign, Stratou's fun, personal take on Greek cooking mixes classic dishes with her own creations.
The founder of AmazingRibs.com applies scientific research and a sharp sense of humor to busting barbecue myths and helping home cooks achieve perfect ribs, brisket, and more.
The line to get into any of the locations of this Manhattan mini-chain of Cambodian sandwich shops can spill out onto the sidewalk. Here, the guys who started it all show you how to make your own at home.
Peace & Parsnips: Adventurous Vegan Cooking for Everyone
Watson joins the vegan-can-be-delicious cookbook movement and here sets out to prove that tasty vegan food isn't an oxymoron.
Barbecue guru Raichlen goes in-depth on smoking in his latest, covering the various types of smoking and offering 100 recipes. Like Meathead above, it's part of a new wave of barbecue books.