June's big cookbooks come from all over the planet. Cookbooks with roots in Korea, Africa, and Brooklyn (of course) share shelf space with a couple unconventional titles: one on tiki drinks, and one on elevated cooking with marijuana.
Our starred review of this cookbook full of decadent recipes praised its "drool-worthy" dessert recipes, such as bacon-maple walnut pie with malt frozen custard, and chocolate whiskey Bundt cake with gingersnap ice cream.
*Brooklyn Rustic: Simple Food for Sophisticated Palates
Calvert, co-owner of Brooklyn's James restaurant, offers up sophisticated yet homey recipes from Brooklyn’s artisanal food revolution.
There's been a boom in Korean cookbooks, and this is one of the better examples. Recipes run the gamut from condiments and sides to full-on Korean barbecue. According to our starred review, home cooks will "certainly appreciate the time and effort the authors put into this standout Korean cookbook."
The Food Network's Nikki Dinki throws her hat in the vegetable-centric cookbook ring with this breezy collection of recipes that lean heavily on plants.
Smuggler's Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki
Leave nauseatingly sweet 180-proof hangover bombs behind with this definitive guide to exotic cocktails from the owners of San Francisco's acclaimed Smuggler's Cove tiki bar. Drink recipes, tips on stocking a home bar, and a whole lot of rum knowledge are on tap.
*Food from Across Africa
This full-color cookbook by three Londoners who’ve created pop-up restaurants to showcase African food features classical and modern dishes from across that continent.
A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches
A treatise on sandwiches (and many other things) by the classically trained chef-owner of the popular No. 7 Sub shops in New York.
The 420 Gourmet: The Elevated Art of Cannabis Cuisine
Marijuana isn't just for brownies. Here, JeffThe420Chef offers up recipes that feature weed in all kinds of dishes, including gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and kosher options. The book also has a dosage calculator.